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The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative’s Quality Data Center Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

MAeHC Data Warehousing Solution Now Certified as EHR Module; Offers Comprehensive, Flexible and Automated Reporting Options for Providers

Waltham, Mass., November 29, 2011 – The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a pioneer and leader in healthcare delivery through health information technology, announced today that its Quality Data Center version 2.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on October 28, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) works to deliver sustainable strategies and hands-on tactical support to bring together healthcare communities and improve healthcare delivery for patients and providers. With its Quality Data Center (QDC), a comprehensive, on-demand data warehousing solution, MAeHC helps organizations launch and sustain continuous improvement. The QDC seamlessly extracts and aggregates data from multiple clinical systems and provides timely feedback that helps clinical teams improve overall quality.

“We believe the ONC-ATCB certification of the MAeHC QDC solution marks a significant milestone for our quality reporting offering, and is very important for our clients seeking to qualify for meaningful use reimbursement,” said Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. “The QDC addresses a critical need in the market right now created by the limited reporting capabilities of most EHRs.  Our solution gives providers the flexibility to track a wide range of metrics and do their meaningful use reporting on the data that are most appropriate to their practice.”

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 MAeHC Quality Data Center version 2.0’s certification number is CC-1112-001002-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

The MAeHC Quality Data Center version 2.0, meets the following certification criteria:

General Criteria
•       170.302(o): Access control
•       170.302(p): Emergency access (Exempted)
•       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

Ambulatory Criteria
•       170.304.j: Calculate and submit clinical quality measures

The clinical quality measures to which the MAeHC Quality Data Center version 2.0 has been certified include all 44 Ambulatory Clinical Quality Measures. The full list can be viewed here: http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert/EHRProductDetail?id=a0X30000005AKTjEAO&retURL=%2Fehrcert%2FEHRProductSearch&setting=Ambulatory

About Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative is a national leader in the facilitation and management of electronic health record deployment, health information exchange and quality measure reporting. MAeHC was formed in 2004 to bring together the state’s major health care stakeholders for the purpose of establishing an electronic health record system that would enhance the quality, efficiency, and safety of care in Massachusetts. MAeHC’s charitable mission is to transform the delivery of health care by promoting the use of health IT through community-based adoption of electronic health records and health information exchange. To learn more about the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, please visit www.maehc.org.

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.

November 30, 2011 I Written By

VitalHealth Software’s Electronic Health Record Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that its VitalHealth EHR version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, is now ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified to support Meaningful Use as a Complete EHR. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, the VitalHealth EHR was specifically built for small physician practices.

The VitalHealth Electronic Health Record for Small Practices Designed with Mayo Clinic Is Now Certified to Support Meaningful Use as a Complete EHR Solution; Enables Providers to Qualify for Financial Incentives

Milwaukee, WI – August  23, 2011  — VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that its VitalHealth EHR version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on August 8, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (H&HS).  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).

VitalHealth EHR for Practices was specifically built for small physician practices with fewer than 10 practitioners. This next-generation EHR was designed to be extremely easy to use in the highly-varied work styles of small practices with significant levels of customization and flexibility. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, the VitalHealth EHR is one of the first EHRs designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.

“In developing the VitalHealth EHR solution, our primary mission was to create an EHR that would improve clinical workflow and efficiency and ultimately, impact the quality of care that physicians in the small practice setting can provide.” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “We believe we have met this goal by not only successfully building the first EHR system that was created by physicians, for physicians in a small practice setting, but we developed a solution that will allow our provider customers to achieve meaningful use and qualify for the much needed incentive funds available under ARRA.”

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 for 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.

VitalHealth EHR, version 1.8’s certification number is CC-1112-669320-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

The clinical quality measures to which VitalHealth EHR 1.8 has been certified include:
•       NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening & Follow-Up (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status (core/alternate core)
•       NQF 0061 Diabetes: BP Management
•       NQF 0043 Pneumonia Vaccination Status
•       NQF 0031 Breast Cancer Screening

The additional software VitalHealth EHR 1.8 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
•       Newcrop 10.1 (ePrescribing)
•       ATLAS LabWorks 10.4 (electronic lab ordering and resulting)

VitalHealth EHR will be generally available for purchase in Q4 of this year.

About VitalHealth Software
VitalHealth Software was founded as a collaboration between the Noaber Foundation (NL) and Mayo Clinic (US), and delivers web-based software solutions for health management.  Our model-driven software platform is used by a growing network of partners.  VitalHealth Software has offices in the U.S., Netherlands and India. For more information about VitalHealth Software, please visit www.vitalhealthsoftware.com.  For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit www.vitalhealthehr.com, or contact us via email at info@vitalhealthsoftware.com. Also, please visit the VitalHealth EHR blog at www.vitalblog.com.

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit MayoClinic.com or MayoClinic.org/news.

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.

September 2, 2011 I Written By

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.