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2014 Edition EHR Tests, Certifications in Full Swing – Drummond Group

Our commitment to ONC MU Program Remains Strong

CCHIT recently announced that it will no longer offer ONC testing and certification services, and predictably, we have had numerous inquiries on related matters, such as our future in the ONC program and thoughts on the 2014 Edition criteria. We wanted to issue a single response to address these questions.

First, the process of changing from one ACB to another is well defined under the ONC program and supporting ISO guidelines for certification bodies. There is nothing “new” or “special” about the process. Any EHR software vendor may request its certification(s) be moved to another accredited certification body. Starting point for joining Drummond Group is going to our website and submitting a certification-only registration, or if you are needing testing as well, for example, to go from an EHR Module to a Complete EHR, register for testing as well.

Second, while the 2014 Edition program is certainly more challenging than the previous criteria, we are very comfortable with the requirements and our ability to support our customers in their pursuit of certification. To date, Drummond Group has tested and certified approximately 60 percent of all 2014 Edition Complete EHRs and nearly 50 percent of all 2014 Edition certified EHRs on the ONC CHPL. We offer WAVE testing options to break out the testing activities over a period of time, tutorial videos on every criteria with other supporting documents, Dry Run testing options and unmatched one-on-one support with our highly trained technical proctors.

And finally, Drummond Group will continue with 2014 Edition Testing and Certification, and we plan on being an ONC-ACB and authorized testing lab for the foreseeable future. We are not in EHR testing for the short term, but rather, the long haul. This was true when we said it in 2010 and it is true now. We are excited about the future of HIT testing and the ONC certification program.

We look forward to working with you in the near future and welcome your feedback anytime.

January 29, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

SRS Is Among First EHRs to Achieve Certification for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use – See more at: http://srssoft.com/srs-is-among-first-ehrs-to-achieve-certification-for-stage-2-of-meaningful-use#sthash.lZjEVkYf.dpuf

SRS EHR v9 Awarded 2014 Edition Modular Certification

MONTVALE, NJ – June 17, 2013 SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that it has completed the first phase of certification for the 2014 Edition of the SRS EHR. Physicians will use the SRS EHR v9 to demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for the government’s EHR incentives for Stage 2—as well as Stage 1—effective 2014.

“As we did so successfully for Stage 1, SRS is addressing the increased demands of Stage 2 by enhancing our EHR software to provide our physicians with the tools needed to satisfy the requirements in a productivity-focused manner,” says Evan Steele, CEO of SRS. “The fact that we are among the first vendors to achieve certification is a testament to the talents of our highly skilled and hard-working development team and to our commitment to the maintenance of high-level, in-house expertise regarding meaningful use.”

“This accomplishment puts us well on our way in what will be a short journey toward complete certification,” says SRS Chief Software Architect Joseph Geretz. “Our 2014 certified EHR will empower our physicians with data management and interoperability features that will prepare them for continued success as providers of high-quality patient care.”

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments (SRSsoft, v9, Certification ID No. 06132013-1984-8, June 13, 2013).

About SRS
SRS is the leading provider of productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians—with a successful adoption rate unparalleled in the industry. Offered via the Unified Desktop™, the robust SRS EHR, PM, PACS, Patient Portal, and Transcription increase speed and efficiency, boost revenue, free physicians’ time, and enhance patient care and satisfaction. For more information on SRS, visit www.srssoft.com, e-mail info@srssoft.com, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS); Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes; and Electronic Health Records (EHRs)— positioning the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or e-mail DGI@drummondgroup.com.

- See more at: http://srssoft.com/srs-is-among-first-ehrs-to-achieve-certification-for-stage-2-of-meaningful-use#sthash.lZjEVkYf.dpuf

June 18, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

MEDHOST Launches PatientFlow HD to Improve Hospital-wide Patient Throughput and Enhance Overall Operating and Financial Performance

New enterprise software helps hospitals proactively manage financial outliers and high-impact patients and meet The Joint Commission’s new patient-flow requirements

PLANO, Texas – Feb. 4, 2013 – MEDHOST, provider of leading healthcare throughput and emergency department software, today announced general availability of PatientFlow HD, its powerful enterprise-wide patient throughput solution.  PatientFlow HD is Web-based, easy to use and provides hospital executives with real-time, mission-critical facility, clinical and patient-centric data so they can identify process management and patient-flow issues before they become problems.  Providers can also leverage PatientFlow HD to comply with new patient-flow requirements issued December 2012 by The Joint Commission.

“MEDHOST developed PatientFlow HD to break down widespread information silos, a major contributor to patient-flow bottlenecks, and give executives a clearer picture so they can make real-time, data-driven management and patient-flow decisions,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST.  “MEDHOST is best known for helping hundreds of EDs improve operations and patient flow, often turning this busy department into the most efficient and profitable area of the hospital.  With PatientFlow HD, we’re bringing our expertise to the rest of the hospital to eliminate systemic issues that can cripple operating and financial performance.”

PatientFlow HD’s graphically driven and highly intuitive user interface makes current information, such as 30-day readmissions, patients exceeding their reimbursed length of stay, observation status patients, and patients occupying higher acuity beds than necessary, available to hospital leaders at all times, so they aren’t making decisions with old data.  The easy-to-use system also offers visibility at the unit and bedside levels, and with onscreen and push notifications, everyone involved in patient care stays informed, which creates a culture of accountability and helps improve patient care and safety, the objective of The Joint Commission’s patient-flow requirements.

The new system has already generated meaningful business, financial, patient care and workflow improvements across the enterprise in beta trials with providers including Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in North Carolina.

“Before PatientFlow HD, healthcare executives lacked the ability to proactively detect and manage financial outliers and high-impact patients, so any data collected and reviewed was retrospective.  That isn’t practical, especially considering the importance of immediately solving patient-flow challenges,” said Don Trippel, CFO of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.  “The benefits of PatientFlow HD became evident very quickly.  It created transparency at our hospital never before thought possible, and we’re now able to easily manage day-to-day operations and the wide assortment of factors and influences that affect patient flow and the hospital’s bottom line.”

PatientFlow HD features include:

  • ·         At-a-glance, real-time, visual representation of hospital capacity and financial/operational outliers to better manage and streamline admissions and discharges
  • ·         Quick identification of high-impact patients (core measures, observation status, 30-day readmissions, etc.)
  • ·         Color-coded key performance indicators, including patients approaching or over length-of-stay thresholds, so hospital leaders, case managers and unit supervisors can more effectively coordinate care
  • ·         A simple way to view all on-duty staff, isolation patients, outpatient and inpatient procedures, and more
  • ·         A user-friendly administration utility for customization to meet your needs

MEDHOST will demonstrate PatientFlow HD at the annual HIMSS tradeshow March 4-6 in booth #7013 along with its beta-site Customer, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, which is based in Elkin, N.C.  To schedule a demo, please email MEDHOST at Leslie.McAninch@medhost.com.

About MEDHOST

MEDHOST is dedicated to advancing healthcare IT by developing user-friendly software solutions that improve house-wide operations, patient flow, financial performance, and patient care and satisfaction.  The MEDHOST product suite includes EDIS, OpCenter and PatientFlow HD and has been deployed by leading institutions throughout North America.  Its intuitive, easy-to-use solutions align with end-user workflow, and that’s why clinicians, as well as executives, prefer MEDHOST over anything else.  MEDHOST’s EDIS has transformed hundreds of emergency departments into models of efficiency and profitability, and versions 4.2 and 4.3 are ONC-ATCB certified by Drummond Group.  OpCenter streamlines the admission of patients by breaking down communication silos and patient flow bottlenecks between the ED and inpatient units.  PatientFlow HD provides a real-time, enterprise-wide view so executives and hospital leaders can easily manage day-to-day operations, proactively identify house-wide process management and patient flow issues, and detect financial outliers and high-impact patients.  MEDHOST is headquartered in Plano, Texas.  More information is available at www.medhost.com.

MEDHOST is part of HealthTech, a health information technology company that also operates Healthcare Management Systems and Patient Logic.  HealthTech’s mission is to manage technology companies that are focused on creating value for the healthcare industry.  More information is available at www.healthtechholdings.com.

February 9, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Aym Technologies’ OnTarget Clinical Achieves Drummond Group Complete EHR Ambulatory ONC-ATCB Certification

(July 25, 2012 Charlotte, NC) – Aym Technologies’ OnTarget Clinical 2.0 has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification. The “complete” certification officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – a key component of the push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

OnTarget Clinical was tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program and is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“OnTarget Clinical’s ‘complete’ certification validates that our software can help providers benefit from the electronic revolution in the healthcare industry.  Providers can now leverage OnTarget Clinical to enhance productivity and make significant clinical improvements, while achieving meaningful use and qualifying for incentive funds under ARRA. We are proud to offer human services providers an integrated solution that can truly improve care in their communities,” says Lewis Quinn, CEO of Aym Technologies.

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. Healthcare providers using the EHR systems of vendors certified as “complete” are then qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology.

OnTarget Clinical, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory, helps human services providers realize substantial gains in both quality and efficiency. The software was designed by former behavioral healthcare professionals to incorporate industry best practice standards and deliver intuitive ease of use for the entire clinical team.

The software’s workflow is driven by a thorough understanding of clinical needs, industry requirements, and common sense approach to clinician’s needs. OnTarget Clinical liberates staff from administrative tedium and gives them valuable time to focus on their important purpose of delivering quality consumer care.

“The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We’re ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security.”

This Complete EHR Ambulatory 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.

Aym Technologies LLC, 7/12/2012, OnTarget Clinical 2.0, 07122012‐1597‐6, Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0004, NQF0013, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0421  Additional software used: DrFirst Rcopia, TrueCrypt, HashCalc

About Aym Technologies, LLC

Aym Technologies is the recognized leader in fully integrated software solutions that enable Health and Human Service Provider Agencies to work more efficiently, profitably and purposefully. Aym’s suite of cloud-based products includes OnTarget® – a powerful and flexible clinical/accounting/EHR/business management system – and OnTarget® Clinical, a streamlined, affordable and modular solution launched July 1, 2012. Both combine industry best practice standards with intuitive ease of use to help customers realize substantial gains in delivering quality care while improving operational efficiency. For more information, contact Doug Finley at 704.343.9688, doug.finley@aymtech.net or visit www.ontargetconnect.com, www.aymtechnologies.com or www.twitter.com/aymtechnologies.

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.

August 16, 2012 I Written By

Medical Mastermind Practice Management Software Certified for Meaningful Use

BALTIMORE, MD – Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 – Software Unlimited, Inc.’s premier offering, Medical Mastermind Practice Management, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning EHR Module Certification.

The designation officially deems the software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“This certification is critical for our physicians to achieve meaningful use by helping meet key ONC criteria” says James R. Milligan, CEO of Software Unlimited, Inc. “This means our Healthcare providers can be secure in using Medical Mastermind as part of the solution to meeting full EMR attestation.  In combination with our certified EMR offering, our customers can be assured of receiving ARRA reimbursements after attesting to meaningful use.”

Medical Mastermind is certified for privacy and security criteria, which supports HIPAA, as well as a number of other ambulatory criteria such as smoking status and demographic information.

The Medical Mastermind Practice Management software qualifies as an “EHR Module” for compliance certification. This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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.

Software Unlimited, Inc., Certified on March 8, 2012, Medical Mastermind version 15.12, ID: 03082012-1490-5, CQMs: 170.302 G, O-U, 170.304 C; Additional software used: TrueCrypt.

About Software Unlimited, Inc. 

Software Unlimited’s Medical Mastermind Practice Management software has been the software of choice for thousands of mid-Atlantic physicians, since 1984. Also offering EMR and Billing Solutions, SUI sells, implements, trains, customizes and supports all their solutions from their Baltimore, MD offices. For more information, visit www.suimd.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.

March 31, 2012 I Written By

Centricity Patient Online Achieves New Certifications to Enhance Patient Experience

Today, GE Healthcare announced a pair of certifications for its Centricity Patient Online 12.0 solution – a highly configurable, secure patient portal solution designed to synchronize with the complex workflows of large healthcare organizations. Centricity Patient Online’s self-service online bill pay functionality received PA-DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standards) certification, and the portal also became one of the first to be certified as a Modular EHR technology by the Drummond Group.

Product Receives Certification on Data Security, Meaningful Use Eligibility

Furthering its commitment to enhanced patient care, GE Healthcare today announced a pair of certifications for its Centricity* Patient Online 12.0 solution that bolster its capacity to deliver patient-centric service at the point of care.

Centricity Patient Online’s self-service online bill pay functionality received PA-DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standards) certification. Established by the Payment Card Industry Council, this stringent threshold verifies the product meets a rigid set of security standards for storing, processing, or transmitting card holder data. GE Healthcare achieved this certification through the integration of Patient Online 12.0 with the PA-DSS-compliant Centricity Business Credit Card Module.

In addition, GE Healthcare’s Centricity* Patient Online 12.0 recently became one of the first patient portals to be certified as a Modular EHR technology on July 28th , 2011 by Drummond Group Inc, which means the product is considered to be 2011/2012 Meaningful Use compliant. Modular certification indicates that Centricity Patient Online supports some certification criteria associated with meaningful use objectives, helping to enable eligible professionals qualify for federal HIT incentive payments.

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 Professional certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Together, these certifications reflect the continuing march across the Centricity product line to meet the stringent criteria established by the government and industry leaders, while continuing our efforts to help enhance patient care,” said Mike Friguletto, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT.

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet some or all meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using one or more EHR system of certified vendors that satisfy all applicable certification criteria are qualified to receive federal adoption incentives upon demonstrating meaningful use of the certified 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 Patient Online is a highly configurable, secure patient portal solution designed to synchronize with the complex workflows of large healthcare organizations. Patient Online extends the practice workflow to the patient’s home via PC and mobile device, with a best-of-breed array of clinical and administrative self-service tools. This includes providing patients with timely access to their complete, integrated health histories, enabling them to take a more active role in their healthcare. With secure messaging, actionable alerts, eVisits, and relationship-based family and proxy access, Patient Online helps organizations reduce costs while providing consumers with the control they demand over their patient data.

*Centricity is a Registered Trademark of General Electric Company.

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.

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.

October 6, 2011 I Written By

Merge Healthcare’s OrthoEMR v4.0 Receives Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB certifies solution compliant to meet Meaningful Use standards

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions has received the federal government’s “Meaningful Use” stamp of approval by earning complete EHR Ambulatory certification from Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program.

This certification means Merge OrthoEMR ensures that providers can qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s EHR ONC-ATCB program, Merge OrthoEMR is 2011/2012 compliant and meets the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

In addition, Merge OrthoEMR has been certified to electronically generate and transmit prescriptions.

“Receiving complete EHR certification, including electronic prescribing, validates that providers can now leverage Merge OrthoEMR to make significant improvements in clinical care delivery and to achieve Meaningful Use thereby qualifying for incentive funds under ARRA,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare.

“The quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization and Meaningful Use standardization are going to make a significant difference in the overall patient experience,” continued Surges. “We are proud that our solutions will be at the cutting edge of the positive change that awaits our industry.”

Merge OrthoEMR v4.0, which meets the requirements for complete EHR Ambulatory certification, allows providers to better utilize resources though electronic prescription orders, lab interfacing and a patient portal resulting in improved communication between users and patients.

“While most software solutions designed for replacing paper charts required users to change the way they work – ultimately decreasing productivity – Merge OrthoEMR does not,” said Surges. “Merge OrthoEMR was developed around specific criteria to improve workflow and efficiency, thus allowing orthopaedic providers to see more patients.”

Merge OrthoEMR 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.

Merge Healthcare, August 18, 2011, Merge OrthoEMR version 4.0, Certificate ID 08182011-1203-1, Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0052, NQF0061, NQF0421. No additional software used.

About Merge Healthcare

Merge Healthcare is the leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions. Merge solutions facilitate the sharing of images to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience for patients and physicians. Merge provides enterprise imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology and orthopaedics; a suite of products for clinical trials; software for financial and pre-surgical management, and applications that fuel the largest modality vendors in the world. Merge’s products have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide to improve patient care for more than 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.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.

September 7, 2011 I Written By

Centricity RIS-IC Can Now Be Used to Help Establish Eligibility for Meaningful Use Incentives

GE Healthcare announced that its Centricity RIS-IC 10.7 (a web-based radiology information solution) was certified as a modular EHR by the Drummond Group – indicating that it supports select certification criteria associated with meaningful use objectives, helping to enable eligible professionals qualify for federal HIT incentive payments.

Product Receives ONC-ATB Certification from Drummond Group as Modular EHR

GE Healthcare is pleased to announce that Centricity* RIS-IC 10.7 was certified as a Modular EHR on August 4, 2011 by Drummond Group Inc. Modular certification indicates that Centricity RIS-IC supports select certification criteria associated with meaningful use objectives, helping to enable eligible professionals qualify for federal HIT incentive payments.

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 Professional certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“This certification validates that our radiology workflow software 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, along with other certified products, to not only make significant care improvements but to also help them achieve meaningful use and qualify for federal HIT incentive funds. We are proud to offer physicians and other eligible professionals the opportunity to truly improve care in their communities.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet some or all meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using one or more EHR system of certified vendors that satisfy all applicable certification criteria are qualified to receive federal adoption incentives upon demonstrating meaningful use of the certified 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 RIS-IC, which met requirements for Modular EHR Certification, is a radiology information management system that helps providers optimize their workflows and clinical, administrative 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 RIS-IC v 10.7 has been tested and certified by Drummond Group on August 4, 2011, and the certification number is #08042011-1279-6.

*Centricity is a Registered Trademark of General Electric Company.

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.

August 27, 2011 I Written By

SRS EHR Receives Full Government Certification of Its Productivity-Focused Meaningful Use EHR

Clinical Data Management and Reporting Capabilities Acknowledged

MONTVALE, NJ – July 14, 2011 – SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance specialty practices, today announced that its EHR has received certification as a complete EHR by the Drummond Group, an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The SRS EHR is now certified for use by physicians to demonstrate meaningful use and to qualify for the EHR incentives offered under ARRA.

“Government certification provides confirmation of the superior data management and reporting capabilities inherent in the SRS EHR,” says Evan Steele, CEO of SRSsoft. “What differentiates SRS is the delivery of these capabilities in a productivity-driven, specialty-specific manner. An extremely talented and devoted development team has enabled SRS—once again—to demonstrate its ongoing and unwavering commitment to the needs and interests of physicians. We look forward to enhancing the SRS data platform as we advance toward Stages 2 and 3 of meaningful use.”

We also thank our current customers for their patience as we pursued the path to certification and for giving us the time to do it right—delivering meaningful use capabilities in the least disruptive manner. Our future clients should rest assured that when they choose the SRS EHR, they will have an industry-leading, certified EHR that will meet their needs beyond any other product available in the market.”

This Complete EHR certification is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group Inc., an ONC-ATCB, authorized to conduct complete and modular EHR testing and certification 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. (SRSsoft, V8.2, Certification ID number 07142011-1095-1, July 14, 2011.)

About SRS
SRS is the leading provider of productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance specialty practices—with a successful adoption rate unparalleled in the industry. Offered via the Unified Desktop™, its robust EHR, SRS CareTracker PM, and SRS PACS increase speed and efficiency, free physicians’ time, boost revenue, slash overhead, and enhance patient care and satisfaction. For more information on SRS, visit www.srssoft.com, e-mail info@srssoft.com, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

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 EHRs for both ambulatory and inpatient providers. 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.

July 17, 2011 I Written By

Accumedic’s AccuMed EMR Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

Great Neck, NY, June 29, 2011 – Accumedic Computer Systems’ AccuMed™ v12.10 Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval and has been certified as a Modular EHR by the Drummond Group.  This certification officially designates the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

AccuMed EMR has been specifically designed to streamline front and back office workflows while improving the consistency and reliability of medical documentation.  AccuMed EMR enables providers to easily manage the entire process from initial appointment to electronic documentation and the creation of accurate and compliant claims.  With virtually instant access to the information, workflow is streamlined, patient care is improved, operating costs are reduced and profitability is increased.

“The certification validates that AccuMed EMR can help providers take part in the electronic revolution that is reverberating across the healthcare industry,” said Mark Kollenscher, Chief Executive Officer, Accumedic Computer Systems, Inc.  “Healthcare providers can now leverage our software to not only make significant care improvements, but to also achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA.  We are proud to offer providers the opportunity to truly improve care in their communities.

“With more than 30 years of experience, we look forward to continuing to deliver innovative, reliable and practical solutions that leverage information technology to deliver the benefits of improved quality of care, secure and easily accessible data management and more efficient daily office operations,” he added.

Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies 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.

About Accumedic Computer Systems
An industry leader in healthcare technology, Accumedic Computer Systems, Inc. has been providing world class solutions and services to the behavioral healthcare community, healthcare professionals and medical institutions nationwide since 1977. Today, the company is positioned to provide its community of users a complete solution that addresses today’s requirements while offering the ability to leverage future changes to the healthcare industry.  For more information, please visit www.accumedic.com.

About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient HER 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 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.

July 7, 2011 I Written By