Physician's Computer Company's PCC EHR Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

Oct 14, 2011, 08:10 ET from Physician's Computer Company

WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician's Computer Company's (PCC) PCC-EHR v6.0 has received the federal government's "meaningful use" stamp of approval by earning ONC-ATCB Certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  

"After nearly thirty years of avoiding needless certifications and contrived requirements, PCC is proud to receive our 'ARRA Certification.'  We can now return to focusing on our pediatric features and superior support when someone compares us to one of the conglomerate vendors," says Chip Hart, PCC's Director of Pediatric Solutions.

Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

PCC EHR v6.0, which met the requirements for ONC-ATCB Certification, is a pediatric specific EHR borne out of nearly three decades of working with pediatric practices.  

"Pediatricians are really busy and do not have much time or money to spare – we focus on removing the obstacles that keep them from caring for their patients and limit their revenue," said PCC President John Canning  "Our certification further proves that you do not have to develop a complicated or confusing tool in order to provide meaningful use."

Says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group: "The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward. We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security."  

This PCC EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, 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 or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Physician's Computer Company, Oct. 13, PCC EHR Pediatric Charting v6.0, 10132011-1400-1, NQF0002, NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0036, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0047, NQF0421, DrFirst Rcopia

About PCC
Physician's Computer Company (PCC) develops software for pediatric offices across the country. Our software product, Partner, automates many office tasks, including billing, scheduling, and the tracking of immunizations and other medical information. PCC is 27 years old, has over 40 employees, and maintains over 180 clients around the country.

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.

Contact:
Jill Fahy
1-802-846-5647
jill@pcc.com

SOURCE Physician's Computer Company



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