PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CECity's Registry Cloud Platform (v4.0) has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting Eligible Professionals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
CECity's Registry Cloud Platform (v4.0) was certified on December 29, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
"As more payors link payment to healthcare quality and patient outcomes, value-based programs have grown in number and complexity," said Andrew Rabin, Chief Technology Officer at CECity. "With this certification of all 64 ambulatory eCQMs, CECity is now able to further align quality measurement to help our customers and partners satisfy Meaningful Use for Stage 1 and 2, and multiple value-based reporting programs, with just a single data feed from their EHR."
This certification will enable CECity to offer an expanded set of quality measurement and reporting services for both partners, including EHRs, HIEs, QIOs, registries and GPOs, and customers, including provider networks, health systems, IDNs, ACOs and other emerging healthcare practices.
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 Meaningful Use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
CECity's Registry Cloud Platform's (v4.0) certification number is 140367R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CECity's Registry Cloud Platform (v4.0) meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.314(c)(1) – Clinical Quality Measures – capture and export
- 170.314(c)(2) – Clinical Quality Measures – import and calculate
- 170.314(c)(3) – Clinical Quality Measures – electronic submission
- 170.314(g)(4) – Utilization – Quality Management System
The clinical quality measures for which CECity's Registry Cloud Platform (v4.0) has been certified include ALL 64 AMBULATORY CLINICAL QUALITY MEASURES.
CECity's Registry Cloud Platform (v4.0) is provided as a Software as a Service (SaaS), accessible using standard web browser technology, or as a direct connection between certified EHRs and CECity, and therefore no additional software was relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria. CECity also offers additional Meaningful Use-related services, including Specialized Registry Reporting.
The additional types of costs that an Eligible Professional may be required to pay to implement this EHR Module's capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include SaaS subscription fees. CECity offers flexible SaaS subscriptions on a monthly or annual basis. One-time implementation fees may be applicable, or waived, based upon the contract term.
CECity is the health care industry's leading provider of cloud-based registry solutions that address the "3 Ps" driven by healthcare reform: Pay for Value Reporting, Performance Improvement and Professional Certification. CECity combines its unique registry and Big Data analytics platform with education and improvement interventions from world-class partners, to help all stakeholders answer the most important question, "How Do We Improve?" Since 1997, leading organizations across healthcare have counted on CECity to power and scale their high-stakes performance measurement, management, reporting and improvement solutions as part of a global learning health system model for practice-based safety and quality improvement. CECity was one of the first PQRS registries qualified by CMS in 2008 and is widely recognized as the #1 cloud-based PQRS registry service today. CECity powers more than 25 percent of the nation's Qualified Clinical Data Registries in partnership with leaders in quality and is the exclusive performance assessment organization for the Bridges to Excellence program. Learn more at www.cecity.com, or contact us at [email protected] or 1-888-669-7444 ext.314.
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT 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.
Andrew Rabin, CTO