ChartMaxx® from Quest Diagnostics Achieves Meaningful Use 2014 Certification from ICSA Labs Enabling Health Systems to Qualify for CMS Financial Incentives

MADISON, N.J. and CINCINNATI, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChartMaxx, the enterprise content management (ECM) solution from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), has achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR* ONC Health IT Certification which supports both Stages 1 and 2 of the Meaningful Use (MU) program. With the certification, health system providers who use the product may qualify for government financial incentives awarded to physicians and hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) and other healthcare information technologies to improve clinical care.

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ChartMaxx version 6.2 was certified by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).  ChartMaxx 6.2 meets ten criteria (including eight core measures and two menu measures as defined by ONC) including the ability to transmit data to patient portals, core security measures and patient specific education resources. Additional details of the vendor certification criteria can be found at ChartMaxx.com.

The 2014 Modular EHR MU certification for ChartMaxx is now available in the 6.2 service pack for new and existing customers to complement the hospital's investment in their inpatient EHR system and expand their opportunity to reach MU Stage 1 and 2 requirements.

"As we continue to add value to ChartMaxx for hospital systems and other providers, we knew it was critical to invest in a Meaningful Use certification to fulfill our clients' strategy to meet both stage 1 and 2 criteria," said Philip S. Present II, vice president and general manager, Quest Diagnostics ChartMaxx and Care360 Products. "This certification reflects Quest's commitment to innovations that help healthcare providers turn diagnostic and other health data into insights to improve patient care. Not only will ChartMaxx help hospitals qualify for Meaningful Use financial incentives, but it also incorporates several robust features that will enable them to electronically share health information across a community of providers for better patient care coordination."

Hospitals and physicians must demonstrate Meaningful Use of certified EHR and other IT technologies to improve clinical care to qualify for financial incentives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To participate in the MU program, professionals must have a system that meets the 2014 edition criteria from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). While Stage 1 focused on capturing and sharing data, Stage 2 is focused on improving communication across facilities and providers to enhance a patient's transition of care.

ChartMaxx will be showcased at the Quest Diagnostics exhibit (3064) during the 2014 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, February 23-27, in Orlando.

* This EHR Module is 2014 Edition 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. ChartMaxx version 6.2 was certified on January 10, 2014 CHPL. Product Number: 140003R00

About ChartMaxx
Over 170 hospitals in the United States and Canada use ChartMaxx ECM 24/7 to access the complete medical record.  ChartMaxx organizes structured and unstructured data across the enterprise and acts as the legal medical record for many hospital customers.   Hospitals deploy ChartMaxx electronic forms and business process management workflows to enhance patient care and the productivity of Clinical staff, Health Information Management, Patient Financial Services, Purchasing, Human Resources, Home Health, and Administration. Visit ChartMaxx.com for additional product information, including additional types of costs for implementers of this technology which may include an initial fee and yearly maintenance.

About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified HIT Technology program tests and certifies that Health IT technology is capable of meeting the 2014 edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and Modular EHRs, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

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. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at QuestDiagnostics.com

Quest Diagnostics Contacts
Wendy Bost (Media-Quest Diagnostics): 973-520-2800
Dan Haemmerle (Investors): 973-520-2900

ICSA Labs Contact
Carlos Arcila
908-559-8031
carlos.arcila@verizon.com 

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