MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein MicroMD®, a provider of proven and cost-effective practice management and electronic medical records (EMR) systems, announced today that its EMR Version 9.0 has achieved 2014 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR ONC Health IT Certification. This certification designates the software as capable of supporting health care providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Henry Schein MicroMD EMR was certified by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
"Providers are faced with the challenge of meeting incentive requirements while still providing excellent, efficient patient care," says Bruce Lieberthal, General Manager and Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Henry Schein MicroMD. "We are pleased to offer products that meet federal standards to help our customers secure EMR incentives and, at the same time, enhance physician care coordination and practice profitability."
Henry Schein MicroMD EMR system version 7.5 received 2011 Edition ONC Modular certification in 2010 and achieved 2011 Edition Complete Certification in the first quarter of 2011, meeting all 25 Final Rule Stage 1 requirements. Since then Henry Schein MicroMD EMR has expanded its product features to include access to real-time data, and dual reporting for Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use. Individual professionals also have the ability to select their specific core objectives and clinical quality measures.
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC Health IT Certification is awarded to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals with Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
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 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. Visit us at www.micromd.com or call 1-800-624-8832.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 24 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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 EHR Modules, 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 Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.
* This Complete EHR is 2014 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. Costs associated with implementing this product include a onetime cost associated with training and yearly maintenance charges associated with the patient portal and Direct transmissions using Surescripts CIN. Henry Schein MicroMD EMR Version 9.0 was certified on October 21, 2013. CHPL Product Number: 130091R00
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