SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Health Record (EHR) community in the country, announced today that it is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as an EHR Module in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Drummond Group Inc., an Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) certified fifteen modules of Practice Fusion's EHR system on October 18, 2010. A key step toward the company's guarantee of Complete EHR certification for 2011 incentives, Practice Fusion was granted certification for eight privacy and security criteria and seven criteria around core Meaningful Use objectives.
"When I started this company, the goal was to give doctors across the country a system that could affordably, easily bring new technology into their practices," said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. "Now, Practice Fusion's free, web-based EHR system works with over 40,000 medical professionals. And those providers are well on their way to qualifying for $44,000+ in ARRA incentives – incentives that they don't have pass on to an expensive legacy EHR vendor, incentives that they can use to invest in their practices and their communities."
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
2011/2012 certification conferred by Drummond Group does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
Practice Fusion, certification number 10182010-9527-1, meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.302 (c)Maintain up-to-date problem list
- 170.302 (d) Maintain active medication list
- 170.302 (e) Maintain active medication allergy list
- 170.302 (f)(1) Vital signs
- 170.302 (f)(2) Body mass index
- 170.302 (f)(3) Plot and display growth charts
- 170.302 (o) Access control
- 170.302 (p) Emergency access
- 170.302 (q) Automatic log-off
- 170.302 (r) Audit log
- 170.302 (s) Integrity
- 170.302 (t) Authentication
- 170.302 (u) General encryption
- 170.302 (v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
- 170.304 (b) Electronic prescribing
"The need for EHRs in the United States healthcare system has been acknowledged for many years. Drummond Group is proud to work with leading healthcare vendors and help them offer certified technologies to health providers across the country. With more than ten years of software testing experience carried out in several industries and with sophisticated software systems, we are confident in our ability to offer an effective and cost-efficient testing process to the healthcare industry," says Ric Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. "The snowball effect could mean great things for clinical care in our country. We can help IT vendors certify their EHR systems – vendors can then help providers implement the EHR solutions to achieve meaningful use and receive incentive funds – and ultimately providers can leverage the systems to improve clinical care across the nation."
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EHR addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR community in the country with more than 40,000 users. For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.
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