MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InteHealth's Patient Portal and Physician Portal have achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR Inpatient and Ambulatory* ONC Health IT Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). InteHealth Patient Portal and Physician Portal were certified on December 18, 2013 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
"InteHealth is excited to assist Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals meet specific meaningful use requirements, enabling hospitals and physicians to qualify for incentive payments from CMS," said InteHealth's Vice President of Operations, Frank Nash. "By leveraging our DIRECT-enabled, cloud-based healthcare platform, InteHealth Exchange, we can quickly on-board a site, while providing a foundation for future strategic initiatives."
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC Health IT Certification is awarded to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals with Stage 2 meaningful use. Testing criteria focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
InteHealth supplies a robust and certified cloud-based patient portal that engages patients in a Meaningful way. Built on InteHealth's powerful health information Exchange Platform, the Patient Portal helps providers achieve meaningful use compliance. Additionally, Patient Portal solves many of the patient engagement issues facing providers today. When combined with the InteHealth Physician Portal, a powerful solution to exchange data is possible. InteHealth is a KLAS verified Health Information Exchange vendor processing millions of transactions for thousands of providers. For more information, please visit our web site at www.intehealth.com.
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified HIT Technology program tests and certifies that Health IT technology 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.
* This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. InteHealth Patient Portal was certified on December 18, 2013. Additional fees to implement functionality may include a one-time setup fee, ongoing monthly or annual fee, and optional service / education fees. CHPL Product Numbers: 130108R00 (Ambulatory) and 130109R00 (Inpatient).