SOURCE: 4medica

4medica

August 10, 2011 08:35 ET

4medica's Ambulatory Cloud Integrated Electronic Health Record Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - 4medica announced today that 4medica Ambulatory Cloud Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR((SM))) version 10.4 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on July 26, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

"We believe this certification for our Ambulatory Cloud iEHR combined with last month's certification of our Inpatient Cloud iEHR leaves our company well positioned to offer physician practices easy to use, rapidly installable and affordable SaaS solutions to qualify for meaningful use incentives," said Oleg Bess, M.D., 4medica's CEO. "We're proud to offer one of the industry's very few certified Cloud hosted electronic health records for both acute and ambulatory care settings that empower physicians and hospitals to streamline workflow, exchange information, and enhance and coordinate quality care."

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. Companies offering ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified EHR modules may return to test additional criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later. Companies certifying products early in the ONC-ATCB certification process must quickly adapt their products to meet the evolving nature of the NIST test procedures, particularly for electronic prescribing. ONC-ATCB product certification updates will be available at http://www.cchit.org as they occur.

"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

4medica Ambulatory Cloud iEHR version 10.4's certification number is CC-1112-401670-6. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT 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.

4medica Ambulatory Cloud iEHR version 10.4 meets the following certification criteria:

  • Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks
  • Maintain up-to-date problem list
  • Maintain active medication list
  • Maintain active medication allergy list
  • Record and chart vital signs
  • Smoking status
  • Incorporate laboratory test results
  • Submission to immunization registries
  • Public health surveillance
  • Access control
  • Emergency access
  • Automatic log-off
  • Audit log
  • Integrity
  • Authentication
  • General encryption
  • Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
  • Computerized provider order entry
  • Record demographics
  • Electronic copy of health information
  • Clinical summaries
  • Exchange clinical information and patient summary record

About 4medica
4medica provides the industry's leading cloud SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) clinical integration platform, the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR((SM))), to help healthcare organizations create a seamless view of the patient care experience and drive EHR adoption. The intuitive iEHR platform design integrates with and builds upon disparate systems to facilitate interoperable data exchange across various care settings to promote care continuity. To help small community and rural hospitals qualify for ARRA incentives and demonstrate Meaningful Use, 4medica's cloud computing model is scalable, lower cost, maintenance-free, easy to use and deployable in four months or less, eliminating large capital outlays or resource utilization. 4medica connects 100-plus institutional facilities including hospitals, health systems, physicians, laboratories and radiology and pathology clinics, and its products are used by more than 27,000 physicians. For more information, visit www.4medica.com.

About CCHIT
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more -- but not all -- of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) 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.

"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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