PARAMUS, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS) announced today that MedicsDocAssistant Version 5.2 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on November 19, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
David Barzillai, President of ADS said, “We take great pride in announcing that our MedicsDocAssistant EHR has met the criteria for 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB certification. We believe this certification helps to demonstrate the product’s robustness and relevance in today’s rapidly growing EHR marketplace.”
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.
MedicsDocAssistant V. 5.2’s certification number is CC-1112-435880-1. 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.
The clinical quality measures to which MedicsDocAssistant has been certified include: NQF 0013, NQF 0024, NQF 0028, NQF 0038, NQF 0041, NQF 0059, NQF 0061, NQF 0064 and NQF 0421.
MedicsDocAssistant V.4.0.1 is also certified in CCHIT’s separate and independently developed certification program. MedicsDocAssistant is CCHIT Certified® 2008. Advanced Data Systems has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.
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About Advanced Data Systems (www.adsc.com): The Company is a leading provider of healthcare automation solutions to medical practices of every size and specialty, radiology and imaging centers, and revenue cycle management companies. ADS produces its own systems, which includes the 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certified MedicsDocAssistant EHR V.5.2, MedicsPremier and MedicsElite for Practice Management and the MedicsRIS/PACS for Radiology. ADS provides quick Implementation, comprehensive Training and excellent ongoing Support which includes Updates. The company performs data conversions from existing systems and interfaces to existing systems. ADS’ solutions can be configured as Client Server or ASP, and all of the company’s systems (EHR, PM, RIS and PACS) are available separately per the needs of the practice. Over 30,000 physicians rely on solutions from ADS.
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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