WILLISTON PARK, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nortec Software Inc, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) solutions, announced today that Nortec EHR 7.0 has earned the designation as a Comprehensive CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, a Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 Certified EHR and a recipient of a five star usability rating, the commission's highest ranking. Nortec's EHR is one of the first EHR systems to receive all of these credentials from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), which is intended to give healthcare providers maximum assurance that a product will meet their complex needs.
For the CCHIT certification, Nortec EHR 7.0 was inspected using real-life medical scenarios designed to test products rigorously against the functionality, interoperability and security needs of providers. The System passed inspection of 100% of CCHIT's 2011 criteria for practice-based use, including verification of successful use at live sites.
Nortec EHR 7.0 was also inspected by CCHIT to preliminarily meet 19 of the 24 requirements of the Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 certification for Eligible Providers published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Inspection information is available at http://www.cchit.org/products. For the purpose of qualifying products for ARRA incentives, CCHIT anticipates, but has not yet received, accreditation by HHS.
"This is a wonderful milestone for us. We believe that by proving ourselves through these stringent tests and being one of the few EHR systems to receive both of these certifications and a full five star usability rating confirms our leadership and commitment to providing a system that is not only robust and secure but also remains practical and easy to use for our clients," said Ajmal Sheikh, Nortec CEO.
The CCHIT certification program provides a seal of approval for EHR products. With providers standing to receive over $44,000 in government incentives for implementing an EHR system, this certification reduces the risk in selecting such a system, while allowing physicians to focus on the needs of their practice.
About Nortec Software
Nortec Software is a leading provider of healthcare information technology solutions that create efficiencies and streamline the operations of healthcare organizations. Nortec's premier offering, Nortec EHR, is a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) solution which includes but is not limited to Electronic Medical Records, Practice Management, Scheduling, E-Prescribing, Eligibility Checking and E-Billing, Lab Integration and a Patient Portal.
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