LIVINGSTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EDIMS LLC, a leading provider of interoperable emergency department information systems (EDIS) for hospitals, announced today that its emergency department electronic health record (EHR), EDIMS 2.6, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on Oct. 22, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“We have found that hospitals are now seeking out a certified emergency department EHR solution to help their facilities meet the requirements outlined in the final rules for Meaningful Use, and we are thrilled that we can now provide this to our clients”
“We have found that hospitals are now seeking out a certified emergency department EHR solution to help their facilities meet the requirements outlined in the final rules for Meaningful Use, and we are thrilled that we can now provide this to our clients,” said Shane Hade, CEO of EDIMS. “Our clients have stated that our robust and highly intuitive CPOE module is an invaluable and unique component that will play a key role in helping them qualify for these EHR incentives. We believe that this, coupled with our system’s ability to improve productivity, charge capture and clinician satisfaction, will help our clients enhance patient care while boosting the bottom line.”
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
“CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.
EDIMS 2.6 certification number is CC-1112-430980-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
EDIMS 2.6 meets the following certification criteria:
- Maintains Active Medication List
- Maintains Active Medication Allergy List
- Smoking Status
- Generates Patient Lists
- Medication Reconciliation
- Patient-Specific Education Resources
- Access Control
- Emergency Access
- Automatic Log-Off
- Audit Log
- General Encryption
- Encryption When Exchanging Electronic Health Information
- Computerized Provider Order Entry
- Record Demographics
- Electronic Copy Of Discharge Instructions
- Advance Directives
The additional software relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Thomson Micromedex, Callibra Inc.’s Discharge 1-2-3 and Izenda.
About EDIMS LLC
For over 20 years, EDIMS LLC has been improving emergency department (ED) operations through its interoperable ED information management systems. Its electronic medical record (EMR) solutions, designed to support clinicians’ workflow and provide advanced clinical decision support, are being used at hospitals nationwide. EDIMS’s ability to provide comprehensive order entry, real-time charge capture, and to fully document ED patient encounters helps EDs improve reimbursement and enhance patient safety and quality of care while reducing the amount of time and effort involved in documentation and billing. For more information, visit http://www.EDIMS.net.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006, and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
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