CHICAGO, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Allscripts ED™ 7.0, the company's standalone Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR (Electronic Health Record) on March 2, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital 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).
A previous version of Allscripts ED – version 6.3 Release 4 – is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on Sept. 30, 2010 by CCHIT.
"We believe this latest certification of Allscripts ED as a Complete EHR will allow the more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals that provide vital services for rural America to participate in ARRA by using our EDIS to demonstrate meaningful use, even if they can't afford a full inpatient Electronic Health Record," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Allscripts ED's previous certification as an EHR module already enables our hundreds of large and medium-sized hospital clients to leverage their emergency department to demonstrate meaningful use in combination with their inpatient EHR."
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.
Allscripts ED is a full-function Emergency Department Information System designed to fully automate the Emergency Department, improve patient throughput, optimize patient safety, and become the cornerstone for the exchange of clinical information in the healthcare community.
Allscripts ED version 7.0's certification number is CC-1112-814405-2. 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.
The clinical quality measures to which Allscripts ED has been certified include:
- NQF 0371 - Venous Thromboembolism prophylaxis within 24 hours
- NQF 0372 - Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism prophylaxis
- NQF 0373 - Overlapping Anticoagulation therapy
- NQF 0374 - Platelet Monitoring on Unfractionated Heparin
- NQF 0375 - Venous Thromboembolism discharge instructions
- NQF 0376 - Incidence of potentially preventable Venous Thromboembolism
- NQF 0435 - Stroke: Discharge on anti-thrombotics
- NQF 0436 - Ischemic Stroke - Anticoagulation for A-fib/flutter
- NQF 0437 - Ischemic Stroke - Thrombolytic therapy
- NQF 0438 - Ischemic or Hemorrhagic stroke - Anti-thrombotic therapy
- NQF 0439 - Ischemic stroke - Discharge on statins
- NQF 0440 - Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke - Stroke education
- NQF 0441 - Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke - Rehabilitation assessment
- NQF 0495 - Emergency Department Throughput - Arrival to Departure
- NQF 0497 - Emergency Department Throughput - Admission to Inpatient
The additional software Allscripts ED relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Open Source Tool, and .NET Encryption Test Harness.
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.
"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
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.
Allscripts provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company's clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health™. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.