MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Systems, Inc. (HCS) announced today that HCS eMR, Version 4, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on 11/12/2010 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).
Dwight Henderson, C.E.O. of HCS, said of this achievement, "HCS worked diligently to meet the government's standards for certification for meaningful use. We've developed software that not only meets requirements, but also meets the need of clinicians to give safer, more efficient patient care. Our software is certified as a complete EHR, and also for modular use, allowing a hospital to choose a deployment strategy that meets its specific needs. We are excited about working with hospitals to achieve their meaningful use goals."
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.
HCS eMR's certification number is CC-1112-107740-2. 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.
HCS eMR version 4, meets the Complete EHR certification criteria as an integrated bundle of EHR modular products. The products which make up the Complete EHR include: HCS eMR and HCS Medication Reconciliation.
The clinical quality measures to which HCS eMR has been certified include: NQF 0371; NQF 0372; NQF 0373; NQF 0374; NQF 0375; NQF 0376; NQF 0435; NQF 0436; NQF 0437; NQF 0438; NQF 0439; NQF 0440; NQF 0441; NQF 0495; NQF 0497.
HCS was founded in 1983 with a mission to develop outstanding clinical applications for health care. HCS solutions and services are designed to provide the clinician with information (patient specific and knowledge based) that integrates with their workflow, thereby enabling clinicians to deliver the highest quality of patient care while reducing costs and improving outcomes.
The HCS team is composed of clinicians and workflow experts; we understand the needs of health care professionals, and we value the importance of patient care and safety. To learn more about HCS, visit www.hcsinc.net.
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.
SOURCE Health Care Systems, Inc.