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iChartsMD Announces ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification of its Electronic Health Records System

In order to be eligible for government funding under the 2009 economic stimulus package, providers must use EHR technology that has been certified to allow providers to achieve “meaningful use.” These are categorized by the U.S. government as technology that improves care coordination, reduces healthcare disparities, engages patients and their families, improves population and public health, and ensures adequate privacy and security. The certification received by iChartsMD fulfills this requirement.

(Malibu, CA – June 9, 2011) – iChartsMD announced today that its electronic health records product (iChartsMD v4.3) is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR by the Drummond Group.  The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The U.S. government is encouraging a movement toward electronic health records as a way to foster improvements in healthcare quality, safety, efficiency and access.

The certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and that EHR Modules meet all of the criteria approved by the secretary of health and human services for either eligible provider or hospital technology. It 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.

In order to be eligible for government funding under the 2009 economic stimulus package, providers must use EHR technology that has been certified to allow providers to achieve “meaningful use.” These are categorized by the U.S. government as technology that improves care coordination, reduces healthcare disparities, engages patients and their families, improves population and public health, and ensures adequate privacy and security. The certification received by iChartsMD fulfills this requirement.

“We are extremely excited to have received certification on all of the Clinical Quality Measures while again passing on our first attempt.

Even though the ONC requirements were to just implement 9 out of 44 Clinical Quality Measures, it didn’t feel right for us to just implement the minimum.  When it comes to patient care, you should never do the minimum.

I assure you that this mentality and vision for the company will never change. “

  • Morgan Prakash | President & CEO of iChartsMD

Certification details are as follows: Date Certified: 6/9/2011. Product Version: 4.3.

Certification ID: 06092011-1049-6. Clinical Quality Measures Certified: Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0001, NQF0002, NQF0004, NQF0012, NQF0013, NQF0014, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0032, NQF0033, NQF0034, NQF0036, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0047, NQF0052, NQF0055, NQF0056, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0062, NQF0064, NQF0067, NQF0068, NQF0070, NQF0073, NQF0074, NQF0075, NQF0081, NQF0083, NQF0084, NQF0086, NQF0088, NQF0089, NQF0105, NQF0385, NQF0387, NQF0389, NQF0421, NQF0575. Additional software used: Email

About iChartsMD

iChartsMD is a privately held EHR software solution provider based out of Malibu, California. Both doctors and I.T. Professionals carefully developed the iChartsMD technology with over 30 years of expertise. The EHR system integrates patient scheduling, reports and analysis, prescription writing, patient history and billing management made to be accessible from any network, including mobile devices.

About Drummond

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is the trusted interoperability test lab offering global testing services through the product life cycle. Auditing, QA, conformance testing, custom software test lab services, software certification, web services testing, and consulting are offered in addition to interoperability testing. Founded in 1999, DGI has tested over a thousand international software products used in vertical industries such as automotive, consumer product goods, healthcare, energy, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail.

About ONC-ATCB 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.

June 22, 2011 I Written By

Virgina REC Selects EMR Vendor Pulse Systems

Pulse Systems, Inc. is now a solution partner for the Virginia Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology. Virginia physicians can benefit from the REC’s services and use Pulse’s Complete EHR to participate in the federal EHR incentive programs.

Virginia Regional Extension Center Selects Pulse Complete EHR

Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading vendor of EHR and Practice Management solutions and Virginia Health Information Technology (VHIT), the official Regional Extension Center (REC) for the State of Virginia appointed by the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) have signed a definitive agreement to provide Virginia Physicians with state-of-the-art Complete EHR technology. By utilizing the “ONC-Certified” Pulse Complete EHR, Physicians who are Eligible Providers can achieve “Meaningful Use” of Complete EHR technology and receive government HITECH Act stimulus funds. An Eligible Provider can receive up to $44,000 under the Medicare program or up to $63,750 under the Medicaid program.

“VHIT conducted an extremely thorough selection process to winnow almost 200 potential EHR solutions down to a handful, all of which are provided through the Internet. After a comprehensive screening process led by the Center for Innovative Technology, we selected Pulse as one of our solution partners because of its technology, cost and service,” said VHQC President and CEO Donald A. Glozer, MHA, FACHE. VHIT is a program of VHQC, a health quality consulting firm that also serves as Virginia’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization.

Doctors across Virginia will also be able to take advantage of Pulse’s guarantee that ensures Eligible Providers meet EHR certification requirements for Meaningful Use and maximize their ability to receive 2011 reimbursement funds authorized by the HITECH Act. “I am confident that our partnership with Pulse will help Virginia primary care providers make Meaningful Use of electronic health records to improve patient care and health quality,” said VHQC President and CEO Donald A. Glozer, MHA, FACHE.

Pulse began certifying its products in 2006 and the Pulse Complete EHR was first to receive CCHIT 2011 Complete Certification and among the first to receive ONC-ATCB certification.* This history of certification and specifically the CCHIT 2011 certification provides physicians with maximum assurance they can receive all Meaningful Use payments starting in January 2011.

Pulse supports ambulatory physician offices through software that seamlessly integrates clinical, financial and administrative processes into one comprehensive solution. Pulse’s EHR and Practice Management solutions optimize productivity throughout the practice, allowing organizations to provide outstanding care at a lower cost.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with VHQC and look forward to helping physicians achieve Meaningful Use and capitalize on our already strong presence in Virginia,” stated Basil Hourani, CEO of Pulse Systems, Inc.

Pulse and the VHIT will work together to offer Meaningful Use training, support and verification to ensure practices meet meaningful use stages. For more information and to begin implementing Meaningful use in your practice contact Pulse at 1-800-444-0882 or the Virginia Regional Extension Center at www.vhqc.org.

January 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.