CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morrisey's Morrisey Concurrent Care Manager (MCCM™) Version 2 is certified as an electronic health records (EHRs) module under a federal program. Hospitals that use the software will be one step closer to meeting "meaningful use" requirements and qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.
MCCM Version 2 is Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ONC-ATCBs)-certified as an EHRs module for 2011/2012. The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) conducted the testing and certification.
"Having a Web-based care management system that is certified to achieve meaningful use for hospitals is a significant accomplishment," Morrisey CEO Jerry Zoldan says. "The certification demonstrates that MCCM Version 2 offers the necessary technological capability, functionality, and security to help our customers on the path to meeting meaningful use criteria."
Hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHRs will be eligible to receive annual incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The incentives are mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which is a provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The bonus pay will help offset the cost of adopting EHRs.
MCCM Version 2 meets the following certification criteria:
- Access control
- Emergency access
- Automatic logoff
- Audit log
- General encryption
- Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
CCHIT certified MCCM Version 2 on Dec. 8, 2011. The certification number is CC-1112-100009-1.ONC-ATCBs 2011/2012. Certification does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHRs technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nor does it guarantee receipt of incentive payments.
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