MELVILLE, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein MicroMD®, a provider of proven and cost-effective practice management (PM) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems, announced today that its MicroMD EMR Version 7.5 achieved ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR (Electronic Health Record) Certification, and can help health care providers using Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology meet the requirements needed to receive financial incentives earmarked under President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
MicroMD EMR Version 7.5 attained ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR certification status through the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), a U.S. Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).* The certification was formalized on February 16, 2011. The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria, and that EHR modules meet one or more, but not all, of the criteria approved by HHS for either eligible health care provider or hospital technology. The EHR certification enables health care providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use standards to qualify for the federal incentive payments established under ARRA, and outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program.
"We are pleased that MicroMD EMR 7.5 has been awarded Complete EHR certification status, further helping our customers to meet meaningful use requirements," said Keith Slater, Vice President and General Manager for Henry Schein MicroMD. "This certification demonstrates the strengths and capabilities that our EMR system delivers to physicians –helping practitioners to qualify for incentive payments, as well as improve the workflow and productivity of their practice, while enhancing the delivery of care."
Mr. Slater added, "We understand the complexities of the ARRA guidelines and challenges physicians are facing as they work to implement a certified EMR system. Henry Schein MicroMD is committed to maintaining EHR certification requirements, which will help our customers move forward with confidence into this new era of health care automation."
* This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Henry Schein Medical Systems EMR Version 7.5 Certification ID is CC-1112-524956-3.Self Attested Additional Software Used in Testing: SureScripts, and MicroMD Patient Portal Version 7.5. Tested quality measures include: NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening & Follow-Up, NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement, NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation, NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization, NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling, NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status, NQF 0043 Pneumonia Vaccination Status, NQF 0031 Breast Cancer Screening and NQF 0032 Cervical Cancer Screening.
The Henry Schein MicroMD brand of practice solutions encompasses simple yet powerful electronic medical records and practice management software that help facilitate the delivery of superior patient care; automate incentive and quality reporting activities; and streamline operations for today's busy providers. Full-featured, time-tested and budget-friendly, the MicroMD ONC-ATCB certified, award-winning software helps small practices, large medical groups, community health centers and billing services accelerate progress towards a paperless environment and health information exchange with minimal disruption and stress. High client retention rates attest to its market-leading presence and client-centric focus. For more information, visit www.micromd.com or call 1-330-758-8832 x 133.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is the largest distributor of products and services to office-based health care practitioners. The Company is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company's five businesses – North American Dental, North American Medical, North American Animal Health, International and Technology – serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health practices, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.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.
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