GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DocPatientNetwork.com, Inc. announced today that Doctations, Version 2.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider 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).
The ARRA allows for a series of bonus payments for providers and hospitals for "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology. Beginning in 2011, healthcare users of a meaningful use EMR system can receive a total of $44,000 under Medicare or $64,000 under Medicaid. These amounts more than cover the costs of the Doctations service multiple times over.
Hundreds of companies in the health IT industry have expressed strong interest in meaningful use certification. DocPatientNetwork.com spent several years developing and perfecting Doctations, its award winning EHR product that offers doctors an integrated system for efficiently managing their practice. The company is one of only 28 EHR providers in the country to have their technology certified as a Complete EHR by CCHIT, providing evidence that there are no market entry barriers for smaller companies to receive certification.
A recent Thomson Reuters report states the healthcare industry can realize $3.6 trillion in savings over the next 10 years through improved efficiencies and best practices. Doctations is designed to help practices realize substantial time and monetary gains through improved competitive pricing and technology efficiencies in EHR management. The product's pricing model is available online and completely transparent, and the basic pricing tier provides free scheduling, messaging, tasking, videoconferencing and other functions. Doctations' state of the art product is also available as a free version which creates an integrated network for doctors and patients. Use of Doctations enables an instant network between doctor, patient, and participating healthcare centers.
"We believe in CCHIT, and we believe in Meaningful Use because both promote better, more integrated healthcare," stated Dr. Louis Cornacchia III, Founder and CEO of DocPatientNetwork.com, Inc. "Since 2001, we have not wavered from our original mission of 'Better Health through Technology.' We built the DPN health network from the ground up to connect doctors, patients and any other healthcare entity FOR FREE while providing premium DPN services like the Doctations Cloud EMR and the iBillWell Cloud medical billing as premium services at a fraction of the cost of office-based EMR systems with twice the power. Our amazing rate of growth and adoption by the industry is a testament to the quality of our product and its ability to create a real network. We feel our bulletproof software, very affordable pricing, and transparency make us the best-in-class player in the EHR marketplace," said Dr. Cornacchia.
Doctors and patients each have their own iPhone/iPad apps to access the DPN Healthcare Cloud. Soon DPN will be accessible from Android, Windows7 and BlackBerry smartphones. The DPN cloud platform means everyone can connect, interoperate and exchange information securely JUST BY REGISTERING ONLINE and LOGGING IN. You pay only for premium services.
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.
"We believe our product's certification is further proof that a company of our small size can thrive amongst larger, less nimble competitors. As a practicing neurosurgeon, I have personal perspective on using EHR services and I believe our product is fully integrated and much less expensive to use than competitive offerings. I strongly feel our company can singlehandedly change healthcare based on our efficient technology, allowing us to trim $1 trillion per year in national health care waste while preserving the dignity of the doctor-patient relationship and the medical profession," continued Dr. Cornacchia.
"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.
The Doctations 2.0 certification number is CC-1112-371480-1. 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 Doctations 2.0 has been certified include:
Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up, Blood Pressure Measurement, Inquiry Regarding Tobacco Use, Influenza Immunization for Patients > 50 Years Old, Body Mass Index (BMI) 2 through 18 years of age, Childhood Immunization Status, Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control in Diabetes Mellitus, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL–C) Control in Diabetes Mellitus, and High Blood Pressure Control in Diabetes Mellitus.
The additional software that Doctations 2.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes iMedicalhome 2.0. imedicalHome is a complete patient health information system available for free to all patients simply by registering.
DocPatientNetwork is an innovative, internet-enhanced means of transacting healthcare. Doctors simply login to www.doctations.com to register, and for about the price of a cell phone subscription, they are given all of the tools needed to run an efficient, state-of-the-art medical practice. We leverage the internet to make healthcare more accessible to patients and to substantially improve the processes of healthcare such as generating medical documentation, medical billing and denial management. DocPatientNetwork and its Doctations product bring physicians the benefit of the first true internet EMR and PMS without the burden or expense of difficult-to-use software. The company's technology is updated monthly to accommodate new users and new ideas from our member physicians, other healthcare providers and patients.
For more information, please visit www.doctations.com or call 1-877-Doc-Patient.
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.
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