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CITIUSTECH’S BI-CLINICAL RECEIVES 2014 ONC HIT CERTIFICATION

Princeton, NJ (June 18, 2013) – CitiusTech, a leading healthcare technology solutions and services provider, announced today that its healthcare BI and analytics platform, BI-Clinical, version 13.1 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on 11 June, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, inaccordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria supports both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“CitiusTech is pleased to announce the ONC 2014 certification for the BI-Clinical platform,” says Rizwan Koita, Chief Executive Officer of CitiusTech. “With its modular, app-based architecture and flexible integration approach, BI-Clinical is well positioned to help EMR/EHR and other health IT vendors to attain Meaningful Use Stage 2 compliance rapidly and cost-effectively.”

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition 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 congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives.”

BI-Clinical, version 13.1, certification number is CC-2014-449180-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

BI-Clinical version 13.1 meets the following certification criteria:

170.314(c)(1) Clinical Quality Measures – Capture and Export

170.314(c)(2) Clinical Quality Measures – Incorporate and Calculate

170.314(c)(3) Clinical Quality Measures – Electronic Submission

170.314(d)(1) – Authentication, access control, and authorization

170.314(d)(2) – Auditable events and tamper-resistance

170.314(d)(3) – Audit report(s)

170.314(d)(5) – Automatic log-off

170.314(d)(6) – Emergency access

170.314(d)(7) – End-user device encryption

170.314(d)(8) – Integrity

170.314(g)(4) – Quality management system

The clinical quality measures to which BI-Clinical has been certified include: CMS9v1,

CMS26v1, CMS30v2, CMS31v1, CMS32v1, CMS53v1, CMS55v1, CMS60v1, CMS71v2, CMS72v1, CMS73v1, CMS91v2, CMS100v1, CMS102v1, CMS104v1, CMS105v1, CMS107v1, CMS109v1, CMS110v1, CMS111v1, CMS114v1, CMS171v2, CMS172v2, CMS178v2, CMS185v1, CMS188v2, CMS108v1, CMS190v1.

The additional costs that an Eligible Hospital would pay to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: license fees, implementation fees, subscription fees and professional services fees for integration.

About CitiusTech

CitiusTech is a specialist provider of healthcare technology services and solutions to healthcare IT vendors, providers, ACOs, and health plans. CitiusTech offers a wide range of healthcare technology services including healthcare software development, healthcare interoperability, Meaningful Use compliance, BI / analytics, care management and consumer health. CitiusTech brings strong healthcare domain expertise across technologies, applications and standards. CitiusTech delivers best in-class solutions with an unmatched cost advantage to global healthcare clients. For more information, visit www.citiustech.com.

 

About CCHIT

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 authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

 

About the ONC HIT Certification Program

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)” as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

June 19, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Annual HIMSS Analytics Health IT Trend Report moves toward Quarterly Releases

CHICAGO (February 26, 2013) – In an attempt to keep industry leaders abreast of the latest developments within the ever changing health information technology (HIT) landscape, HIMSS Analytics announced today that the annual Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market report – 8th Edition, will now be released on a quarterly basis. Based on data reported in the HIMSS Analytics Database, the revamped quarterly reports will focus on select sectors of the HIT industry on a rotating basis. In addition to the revised release schedule, the information and analysis on each application profiled in the reports will be much “deeper” than previous annual editions. The new Essentials Reports now includes:

  • multi-year market penetration profiles
  • five year projections on the number of first time and replacement buyers
  • valuable insights into first-time buyer and replacement purchase market opportunities
  • current year and historical win/loss tables for each application.

“After listening to many vendors, HIT consultants and Wall Street analysts, we revised this 8th edition of the Essentials report to not only provide the data they were asking for, but to compliment the varied resources offered by HIMSS Analytics and our newly acquired company, CapSite.  We truly consider these reports “essential” to those selling to, operating within or monitoring the HIT marketplace,” says Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics.

The report is available in its entirety, by financial or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) clinical volumes. Clinical Volume 1, now available, offersinformation on all applicable applications used in the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM.

To learn more about Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market – 8th Edition, contact Amy Bergau at amy.bergau@himssanalytics.org.

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of HIMSS. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high-quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, health IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms.

February 26, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

iMedConsent™ Application Achieves ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

ATLANTA–()–Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register (NYSE:SR), reported today that its iMedConsent application has achieved 2011 Edition EHR Modular* Inpatient ONC-ACB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The iMedConsent application was certified on January 31, 2013 under ICSA Labs’ ONC-ACB Electronic Health Record program and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

       “Securing ONC-ACB Certification demonstrates a commitment to supporting hospitals’ meaningful use initiatives,” said Tim Kelly, vice president of marketing for Dialog Medical. “Certification in five inpatient domain criteria is essential to the attestation needs of our current and prospective clients.”

“Standard Register Healthcare is committed to advancing the patient engagement strategies of hospitals and providers,” said John King, president of Standard Register Healthcare. “Receipt of ONC-ACB Certification of the iMedConsent application punctuates our commitment to supporting patient-centered communications in hospitals seeking funding for their EHR investment under the ARRA.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. Its electronic health record certification and testing program provides verification that the certified EHR technology supports meaningful use, as well as helps health care organizations protect sensitive and private patient information.

iMedConsent application version 3.833 meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.302(g) Smoking Status
  • 170.302(m) Patient Specific Education Resources
  • 170.306(b) Record Demographics
  • 170.306(e) Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions
  • 170.306(h) Advance Directives
  • 170.302(o) Access Control
  • 170.302(p) Emergency Access
  • 170.302(q) Automatic Log-off
  • 170.302(r) Audit Log
  • 170.302(s) Integrity
  • 170.302(t) Authentication
  • 170.302(u) General Encryption
  • 170.302(v) Encryption When Exchanging Electronic Health Information

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria included Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

The iMedConsent application will be showcased by Standard Register Healthcare and Dialog Medical at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition in booth 1117.

About Dialog Medical

Dialog Medical, a Standard Register Healthcare company, is the leading provider of patient engagement solutions including tools for supporting the informed consent process as well as the provision of pre- and post-procedure instructions and patient education materials. The company’s iMedConsent™ application is currently used by more than 15,000 physicians and in more than 200 hospitals nationwide. More information on Dialog Medical and its products is available at www.dialogmedical.com. For additional information on the 2011 Edition EHR Modular* Inpatient ONC-ACB Certification of the iMedConsent application version 3.833, visit www.dialogmedical.com/meaningful_use/

About Standard Register

Standard Register (NYSE:SR), celebrating 100 years of innovation, is trusted by the world’s leading companies to advance their reputations by aligning their communications with corporate standards and priorities. Providing market-specific insights and a compelling portfolio of solutions to address the changing business landscape in commercial, healthcare, financial services and industrial markets, Standard Register is the recognized leader in the management and execution of mission-critical communications. More information is available at www.standardregister.com.

Standard Register Healthcare is a business unit of Standard Register, serving more than 3,100 clients from across the healthcare delivery network, including acute, ambulatory, and long-term care, managed care and the suppliers that support them. A recognized leader in managing critical information and communications, Standard Register Healthcare, together with Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register, provides industry-leading technology, solutions and services to accelerate performance, attract and educate patients, enhance safety and support patient-centered care. More information is available at www.standardregister.com/healthcare.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

* This EHR Module is 2011 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. iMedConsent™ Application, Version 3.833 was certified on January 31, 2013. CHPL Product Number: 130003R00

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February 15, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HIMSS Analytics Report Helps Professionals Navigate Health IT Landscape

Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market – 7th Edition provides a current overview and future projections of the US hospital IT market

CHICAGO (July 17, 2012) – With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act/HITECH, meaningful use and 5010/ICD-10 changing the provider landscape, understanding and tracking industry trends and expenditures is vital to drive business. The Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market – 7th Edition provides the latest health IT market intelligence captured from the HIMSS Analytics® Database of more than 5,300 hospitals and 32,000 medical facilities in the United States.

“In 2011, we saw further proof that the ARRA/HITECH act is making a demonstrable effect in the US market. We have seen solid growth into the upper stages of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model with  nearly double the  number of hospitals reaching  Stage 5 on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM)℠,” said John P. Hoyt, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics.  “With the  initial Pioneer ACOs selected for the Accountable Care Organization program,  more organizations are now preparing for bundled payments with investments in health IT  that support continuity of care and payment reform.”

The new edition includes:

  • A new chapter on laboratory;
  • Tools to help improve forecasts based on HIMSS Analytics’ insight into industry trends, IT spending and purchasing plans;
  • Information to help identify the right sectors in which to invest for the highest potential ROI;
  • Insight into emerging market drivers; and
  • Assistance in monitoring the market position of key health IT solution providers.

Investors, consultants and healthcare software vendors can use the report to:

·         Learn more about relevant topics for their business or clients;

·         Set realistic goals for their teams; and

·         Support their business plan with market research.

For example, the report includes:

·         Five-year compounded annual growth rate market spend forecast for hospital IT (operating, capital and total) and more than 70 key hospital IT applications; and

·         Fifteen in-depth application overviews including EMR, patient safety, bar coding, health information management, revenue cycle management and financial applications.

Learn more about Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market – 7th Edition. The report is available in its entirety, by financial or ARRA clinical volumes, or by individual chapters. Contact Amy Bergau for more information on Essentials.

About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of HIMSS. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high-quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, health IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms.

July 31, 2012 I Written By

Physician Health Partners, CO-REC Helping Physicians Demonstrate Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

Dr. John McLaughlin among state’s first doctors to reach this milestone in healthcare quality and reform

Collaborative efforts between Physician Health Partners and the Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC) are proving successful at helping Colorado physicians implement electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve patient care and qualify for special federal government incentives for adopting health IT.

EHRs reduce or eliminate the need for paper medical charts, and improve access to patient-specific health information. Health care policy makers believe the widespread use of EHRs will play an important role in improving the quality and affordability of health care services. Special Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement payments provided by the federal stimulus bill incent physicians to invest in EHRs by partially subsidizing their cost. To qualify for the government incentives, they must demonstrate Meaningful Use by meeting a set of requirements, as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). To achieve Meaningful Use, it takes months of process changes and implementation by the physicians and staff.

Dr. John McLaughlin, a family physician in Aurora, Colo. is among the first physicians in the state, and one of few in the country, to complete this process and make strides toward seamless healthcare delivery for his patients. McLaughlin began using the Ingenix CareTracker EHR system in August 2010. Physician Health Partners (a partner organization with CO-REC), along with Ingenix, provided essential training and one-on-one support to McLaughlin and his staff until they successfully met Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria on May 1, 2011.

“Physician Health Partners and Ingenix provided me with the support and advice I needed to leave paper records behind,” said McLaughlin. “EHRs were created to support physicians in improving healthcare for their patients, but many physicians have legitimate concerns about the cost and disruption of making the switch. With the right technology, Ingenix CareTracker, and the support from Physician Health Partners and CO-REC, we’ve completed our transition in less than one year. I’ve seen how the EHR helps me to provide better care to my patients.”

Through federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding, CO-REC services are designed to help more than 2,200 eligible primary care providers in Colorado qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments now through 2012. CO-REC assists primary care providers in adopting, implementing and becoming meaningful users of EHR systems to qualify for federal stimulus funds. While the primary goal of CO-REC is to serve health care providers in Colorado, the ultimate goal is to improve the quality of health care for all Colorado patients.   Physician Health Partners is one of six partners with CO-REC working to educate and implement EHRs in medical practices.

To learn more about the Meaningful Use criteria, visit www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms

About Ingenix CareTracker

Ingenix CareTracker is a family of cloud-based services that enable physicians to enhance patient care and manage their practices more efficiently. The Ingenix CareTracker system includes a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR and ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified solution that saves physicians time and money by helping them access clinical information and patient medical history at the point of care. Ingenix CareTracker features connections to thousands of labs, hospitals, pharmacies and commercial and government payers. The system helps physicians conduct medication and allergy verification and interaction checks, electronic prescribing, and quality measurement and reporting. Ingenix CareTracker also fully integrates with all of the operational functions of a physician practice, simplifying administrative tasks such as billing, scheduling and documentation.

About Physician Health Partners

Physician Health Partners (PHP) is an integrated team of physicians and healthcare professionals committed to supporting effective patient care throughout the healthcare continuum. Founded in 1996 as a management services organization, PHP believes physicians and other providers have the capability and responsibility to drive high quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients. Through our robust Clinical Quality Improvement Services and diverse medical management solutions, PHP works tirelessly to support primary care physicians in improving clinical outcomes for the benefit of the patient. By improving clinical outcomes, enhancing provider performance and developing practice efficiencies, patients’ health status is improved and overall healthcare costs are reduced.  For more information, visit www.phpmcs.com

About CO-REC and CORHIO

CO-REC, an initiative of CORHIO, received ARRA funding to create the Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC), to assist primary care physicians in small practices, and other safety providers across the state with achieving meaningful use. Nearly 1,800 providers and 24 hospitals are actively engaged with a CO-REC partner today to meet the Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria. CO-REC’s six partner organizations, dedicated to healthcare improvements in Colorado, include: Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Colorado Rural Health Center, Colorado Community Managed Care Network, Health TeamWorks, Physician Health Partners, and Quality Health Network. For more information on CO-REC visit www.co-rec.org.

May 23, 2011 I Written By

GE Centricity Perioperative Manager Receives ONC-ATB Certification from Drummond Group as Modular EHR

GE Healthcare is pleased to announce that GE Centricity* Perioperative Manager 7.5.3 was certified as a Modular EHR on April 28, 2011 by Drummond Group Inc. and considered to be 2011/2012 Meaningful Use compliant. Modular certification indicates that Centricity Perioperative Manager supports some certification criteria associated with meaningful use objectives, helping to enable providers qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Drummond Group made the designation in its capacity as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Temporary Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“This certification validates that Centricity Perioperative can help providers take part in the electronic revolution that is reverberating across the healthcare industry,” said Don Woodlock, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT. “Healthcare providers can now leverage our software to not only make significant care improvements but to also help them achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA. We are proud to offer providers the opportunity to help improve care in their communities. Further, we believe that departmental systems with strong clinical depth such as our Centricity Perioperative solution will play a key role in Stages 2 and 3 of Meaningful Use criteria as the focus moves towards advanced clinical processes and improved outcomes, and we are excited to be leading the way with this modular certification.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet some or all certification criteria for either eligible professional or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using one or more certified EHR systems to satisfy all applicable meaningful use criteria are eligible to receive federal adoption incentives upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology — a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Centricity Perioperative Manager, which met requirements for Modular EHR Certification for hospitals, is a perioperative scheduling, documentation, supply chain management and billing solution that helps hospitals and providers to optimize clinical and financial outcomes.

This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR, both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. GE Healthcare Centricity Perioperative Manager v7.5.4, has been tested and certified by Drummond Group on April 28, 2011, and the certification number is 04282011‐1236‐6.

ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE:
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

ABOUT DRUMMOND GROUP:
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.

May 16, 2011 I Written By

Physician Using Ingenix CareTracker Becomes One of the First in the U.S. to Demonstrate Meaningful Use of Health IT

Douglas Foreman, D.O., a family physician in Warwick, R.I. will be among the first physicians in the U.S. to attest to meeting Phase 1 requirements for Medicare Meaningful Use of health information technology as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opens the process this morning.

Dr. Foreman has successfully met all 15 Core requirements and 7 of the 10 Menu-set measures, though only 5 are required to qualify for federal health IT funds. To achieve this, Dr. Foreman used the Ingenix CareTracker electronic health record (EHR) system, which features a graphical Meaningful Use Dashboard (which you saw a preview of at HIMSS) created by Ingenix to help physicians monitor progress toward meeting Meaningful Use objectives and take corrective action to improve quality of care as they work to qualify for federal health IT incentives.
New Meaningful Use Dashboard supported patient care and administrative decision-making to help Dr. Douglas Forman demonstrate Meaningful Use in the first 90 days of 2011

 

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 18, 2011 – Douglas Foreman, D.O., a family physician in Warwick, R.I., will be among the first physicians in the U.S. to attest to meeting Phase 1 requirements for Medicare Meaningful Use of health information technology as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Today is the first day physicians can attest to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in order to receive Medicare incentive payments provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

 

To achieve this, Dr. Foreman used the Ingenix CareTracker electronic health record (EHR) system, which features a graphical Meaningful Use Dashboard created by Ingenix to help physicians monitor progress toward meeting Meaningful Use objectives and take corrective action to improve quality of care as they work to qualify for federal health IT incentives.

 

“The Ingenix CareTracker EHR system supports my ability to provide better patient care and has made it much easier for me to demonstrate Meaningful Use,” said Foreman. “The Meaningful Use Dashboard shows me exactly where I’m meeting or exceeding requirements and in which areas I need to focus more attention. Using Ingenix CareTracker technology gives me more confidence in managing my practice knowing that we do the best job possible for our patients and have the tools to continually improve the quality of our care. Ingenix has provided us with experts in Meaningful Use who have provided feedback, support and education to make this possible.”

 

ARRA provides $19 billion in Medicare incentive payments to physicians who demonstrate Meaningful Use of an EHR system. To qualify, physicians must meet prescribed benchmarks, including 15 Core criteria that all eligible physicians must meet and five of ten Menu-set criteria, for 90 consecutive days. Dr. Foreman met his criteria between January 1 and March 31.

 

“The Meaningful Use Dashboard enables Ingenix CareTracker users to instantly access health intelligence and take action to enhance patient care,” said Steve Tolle, senior vice president of physician solutions at Ingenix. “With these innovative tools, Ingenix is already helping physicians to successfully qualify for federal health IT incentive payments. The health analytics capabilities that Ingenix CareTracker delivers to physician desktops will be even more important in light of recent guidance from the federal government on Accountable Care Organizations, which highlight the need for the ability to identify and reduce gaps in care in an increasingly collaborative environment.”

 

Ingenix recently announced the company is changing its name to OptumInsight.

 

The Meaningful Use Dashboard, which is now installed for all of the more than 11,000 users of the Ingenix CareTracker system, illustrates the percentage of each physician’s patient visits that meet requirements toward each Meaningful Use rule. In addition, the Meaningful Use Dashboard provides links to the text of the relevant Meaningful Use criteria, and access to Ingenix CareTracker documentation and training modules. Users can also drill down from the Meaningful Use Dashboard into their patient records to identify successful and missed cases, and ultimately correct inefficient workflow processes or proactively reach out to patients.

 

Ingenix CareTracker is a family of cloud-based services that enable physicians to enhance patient care and manage their practices more efficiently. The Ingenix CareTracker system includes a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR solution that saves physicians time and money by helping them access clinical information and patient medical history at the point of care. Ingenix CareTracker features connections to thousands of labs, hospitals, pharmacies and commercial and government payers. The system helps physicians conduct medication and allergy verification and interaction checks, electronic prescribing, and quality measurement and reporting. Ingenix CareTracker also fully integrates with all of the operational functions of a physician practice, simplifying administrative tasks such as billing, scheduling and documentation.

 

About Ingenix

Ingenix, which recently announced it will become OptumInsight, is a leading provider of health information, technology and consulting services. Organizations, institutions, businesses and government agencies that comprise the health care system depend on Ingenix solutions and insights to improve their performance. Visit www.ingenix.com for more information.

April 22, 2011 I Written By

HENRY SCHEIN MICROMD® EMR Version 7.5 RECEIVES ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 complete EHR CERTIFICATION TO HELP HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL INCENTIVES UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT

Melville, N.Y.  – March 8, 2011 – Henry Schein MicroMD®, a provider of proven and cost-effective practice management (PM) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems, announced today that its MicroMD EMR Version 7.5 achieved ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR (Electronic Health Record) Certification, and can help health care providers using Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology meet the requirements needed to receive financial incentives earmarked under President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

MicroMD EMR Version 7.5 attained ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR certification status through the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), a U.S. Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).* The certification was formalized on February 16, 2011. The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria, and that EHR modules meet one or more, but not all, of the criteria approved by HHS for either eligible health care provider or hospital technology.  The EHR certification enables health care providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use standards to qualify for the federal incentive payments established under ARRA, and outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program.

“We are pleased that MicroMD EMR 7.5 has been awarded Complete EHR certification status, further helping our customers to meet meaningful use requirements,” said Keith Slater, Vice President and General Manager for Henry Schein MicroMD.  “This certification demonstrates the strengths and capabilities that our EMR system delivers to physicians –helping practitioners to qualify for incentive payments, as well as improve the workflow and productivity of their practice, while enhancing the delivery of care.”

Mr. Slater added, “We understand the complexities of the ARRA guidelines and challenges physicians are facing as they work to implement a certified EMR system.   Henry Schein MicroMD is committed to maintaining EHR certification requirements, which will help our customers move forward with confidence into this new era of health care automation.”

* This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Henry Schein Medical Systems  EMR Version 7.5 Certification ID is CC-1112-524956-3.Self Attested Additional Software Used in Testing: SureScripts, and MicroMD Patient Portal Version 7.5. Tested quality measures include: NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening & Follow-Up, NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement, NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation, NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization, NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling, NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status, NQF 0043 Pneumonia Vaccination Status, NQF 0031 Breast Cancer Screening and NQF 0032 Cervical Cancer Screening.

About MicroMD

The Henry Schein MicroMD brand of practice solutions encompasses simple yet powerful electronic medical records and practice management software that help facilitate the delivery of superior patient care; automate incentive and quality reporting activities; and streamline operations for today’s busy providers. Full-featured, time-tested and budget-friendly, the MicroMD ONC-ATCB certified, award-winning software helps small practices, large medical groups, community health centers and billing services accelerate progress towards a paperless environment and health information exchange with minimal disruption and stress. High client retention rates attest to its market-leading presence and client-centric focus. For more information, visit www.micromd.com or call 1-330-758-8832 x 133.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is the largest distributor of products and services to office-based health care practitioners.  The Company is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices.  The Company’s five  businesses – North American Dental, North American Medical, North American Animal Health, International and Technology – serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health practices, as well as government and other institutions.   The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items.  Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries.  The Company’s net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010.  For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

About CCHIT

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.

 

 

March 10, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Sunquest’s LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEM EARNS ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 CERTIFICATION

Sunquest Information Systems announced today that Sunquest Laboratory™ version 6.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on February 16, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable 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). Sunquest had previously earned CCHIT certification for Sunquest Laboratory™ version 6.4.2.

“We have long held the belief that meaningful use requires meaningful laboratory results, and I am extremely pleased that Sunquest has earned this important certification. Our advanced LIS solution combined with our modular meaningful use capabilities offer the necessary technology, functionality, and security to help users meet the meaningful use criteria established for laboratory data,” said Richard Atkin, Sunquest’s president and chief executive officer.

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.

The certification number of Sunquest Laboratory version 6.3 is CC-1112-715250-2. 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.

Sunquest Laboratory version 6.3 meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.302(h) – Incorporate Lab Results
  • 170.306(g) – Reportable Lab Results
  • 170.302(o) – Access Control
  • 170.302(p) – Emergency Access
  • 170.302(q) – Automatic Log-Off
  • 170.302(r) – Audit Log
  • 170.302(s) – Integrity
  • 170.302(t) – Authentication
  • 170.302(u) – General Encryption
  • 170.302(v) – Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information

About Sunquest Information Systems

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

For more information, please visit www.sunquestinfo.com, or phone +1 (800) 748-0692.

About CCHIT

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

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

 

March 2, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Xerox Helps Hospitals, States Adapt to Healthcare Changes; Stay Focused on Patient Care

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 – A growing number of healthcare organizations are turning to Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) for technology and consulting services in support of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  In the past year, more than 50 clients hired Xerox to advise them on everything from securing meaningful use funding to building Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Xerox is also investing in the future of healthcare information technologies, appointing Markus Fromherz, a scientist and former director at the Palo Alto Research Center, as chief innovation officer for healthcare.

“We know our healthcare clients are committed to staying focused on patient care, while we improve the flow of information through the healthcare work day,” said Fromherz.  “That includes onsite research by our ethnographers and ‘dreaming sessions’ with customers to brainstorm how Xerox technologies can improve quality of care and reduce cost.”

Today, healthcare providers and states are working with Xerox to comply with regulations put forth under the HITECH and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:

* Electronic Medical Records (EMRs): ACS, A Xerox Company, consults with hospitals like Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich. and Cooper University Hospital (CUH) in Camden, N.J., on EMR solutions to get the most out of meaningful use stimulus funding – from helping select a vendor to deploying, integrating and supporting technology.  ACS is leading implementation strategies for McKesson’s Paragon solution at Botsford and Epic’s EMR clinical information system at CUH.

* HIEs: Wyoming is one of several states ACS is helping to implement a Web-based EHR/HIE system. Working with the Wyoming Department of Health, ACS will help integrate the solution with the state’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), other EHR systems, designated laboratories and the state’s immunization registry.

* State Level Registries (SLRs): Five states are currently working with ACS to establish SLRs, which allow providers that participate in Medicaid programs to apply for and receive meaningful use federal funding via a secure website.

As the largest provider to manage all document and business process needs within a healthcare organization, Xerox continues to expand its services with the recent acquisition of WaterWare Internet Services Inc. to build EHR and computerized physician-order-entry systems using Xerox document imaging and content management technologies.

HIMSS

From Feb. 20-24, 2011, Xerox will showcase the largest comprehensive business and document process outsourcing portfolio at HIMSS11 in booth No. 3662, located in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. For the latest information coming from Xerox at HIMSS11, visit: http://news.xerox.com.

About Xerox

Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business.  Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 136,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries.  For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com, http://www.realbusiness.com or http://www.acs-inc.com.  For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.

February 21, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.