LWSI's Essentia™ v6 Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

Oct 18, 2011, 10:14 ET from LWSI

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LWSI, a leading provider of software and services for Behavioral Health organizations, today announced that its Essentia™ electronic health record (EHR) software has achieved 100 percent ONC-ATCB ARRA ambulatory certification. This testing and certification was conducted under Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program.

"We're pleased to provide our clients the ability to utilize LWSI solutions to meet all Stage 1 criteria for Meaningful Use of an EHR," says Mickey Lavender, CEO/President of Lavender and Wyatt Systems, Inc. LWSI's Meaningful Use-related solutions include a Complete ARRA-Certified EHR, Consumer Web portal, access to Electronic Laboratory Results, Rx e-prescribing, connection to Health Information Exchanges, and an intuitive solution that captures and shares outcomes data. Mr. Lavender went on to say, "We believe the certification of our system is yet another example of LWSI's continued commitment to maintaining our position as the leading provider of Behavioral Healthcare information technology."

Essentia v6, which met the requirements for The Complete EHR Certification, is an enterprise behavioral health software solution that brings together EMR, business intelligence, human services, and financial functions. Organizations can deploy Essentia software in-house, running on a single IBM server, or as a managed, software-as-a-service solution.

About LWSI

LWSI has been serving the information technology needs of Behavioral Health providers for over 30 years. Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, the company provides a complete enterprise information solution that encompasses the full spectrum of financial and clinical applications. The LWSI Solution provides the most comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) available and allows the realization of a true enterprise-wide EHR.

About Drummond Group

Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.