PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Askesis Development Group, Inc. (Askesis) announced today that PsychConsult Provider 7.0.1, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR (Electronic Health Record) Module on April 5, 2011.
This determination was made by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB (Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Testing and Certification Body) in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider and Eligible 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).
"This certification represents an ongoing commitment of Askesis to the behavioral healthcare industry," said Sharon Hicks, President and CEO of Askesis. "We are excited to help our customers take advantage of the incentive funding to which they are entitled and look forward to the full inclusion of community behavioral health providers in the incentive program."
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.
"PsychConsult Provider offers behavioral health providers a robust software solution that is the first step in the process to meet 'meaningful use' criteria," said Bob Teitt, Senior Director of Business Development for Askesis.
"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.
PsychConsult Provider version 7.0.1's certification numbers are CC-1112-106140-1 and CC-1112-106140-2. 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.
PsychConsult Provider version 7.0.1 meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.304(f)Electronic copy of health information
- 170.304(h)Clinical Summaries
- 170.304(i)Exchange Clinical Information and Patient Summary Record
- 170.306(d)(1)Electronic copy of health information (Hospital)
- 170.306(f)Exchange clinical information and patient summary record (Hospital)
- 170.306(g)Reportable lab results (Hospital)
- 170.302(a)Drug/Drug and Drug/Allergy Interactions
- 170.302(b)Drug formulary checks
- 170.302(c)Maintain up-to-date problem list
- 170.302(d)Maintain active medication list
- 170.302(e)Maintain active medication allergy list
- 170.302(f)(1)Vital signs
- 170.302(f)(2)Body mass index,
- 170.302(f)(3)Plot and display growth charts
- 170.302(g)Smoking status
- 170.302(h)Incorporate lab results
- 170.302(j)Medication reconciliation
- 170.302(m)Patient specific education resources
- 170.304(a)Computerized provider order entry
- 170.304(c)Record Demographics
- 170.304(e)Clinical decision support
- 170.306(a)Computerized provider order entry (Hospital)
- 170.306(b)Record demographics (Hospital)
- 170.306(c)Clinical decision support (Hospital)
- 170.306(d)(2)Electronic copy of health information (Hospital)
- 170.306(h)Advanced directives (Hospital)
- 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(u)General encryption
- 170.302(v)Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
The additional software PsychConsult Provider relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes Allscripts ePrescribe 22.214.171.124.
About Askesis Development Group, Inc.
Askesis Development Group, Inc. is a Pittsburgh based software company that specializes in behavioral health and human services software solutions. The corporate philosophy of Askesis is to build software that is based on a deep clinical understanding of the needs of behavioral health service providers and managers of care. Askesis' leadership has decades of direct clinical and operational experience in a multitude of behavioral health and IT roles. This targeted insight has led to the creation of software products that integrate clinical and revenue-related functionality into one, seamless system. For more information, visit Askesis on the web at www.askesis.com.
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.
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