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January 05, 2011 11:47 ET

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

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - 4medica, provider of the industry's leading cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) clinical integration platform, announced today that its 4medica Inpatient Cloud IHR (Integrated Health Record) with 4medica's Integration Engine to connect Ambulatory EMRs, 10.11, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on Dec. 8, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital 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). 

"With Meaningful Use incentives on the horizon, we have found that hospitals are looking for easy-to-deploy, cost-effective and scalable healthcare IT solutions -- like our Integrated Health Record -- to seamlessly connect patient-centric clinical information, not only within their own walls, but also with external referring physicians, accountable care organizations and health information exchanges," said Ravi Sharma, CEO of 4medica. "Because our cloud IHR easily integrates with existing technology applications, it does not require 'heavy lifting' like client-server environments. With our solution, we believe that hospital CIOs can provide easy access to a unified view of patient data, helping hospitals qualify for incentives and resulting in a quicker return on investment."

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's Inpatient Cloud IHR (Integrated Health Record) with 4medica's Integration Engine to connect Ambulatory EMRs, 10.11, certification number is CC-1112-401670-1. 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.

The Inpatient Cloud IHR meets the following certification criteria:

  • Incorporate laboratory test results
  • Access control
  • Emergency access
  • Automatic log-off
  • Audit log
  • Integrity
  • Authentication
  • General Encryption
  • Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
  • Record demographics

About 4medica
4medica provides the industry's leading cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) clinical integration platform, the Integrated Health Record (IHR), to hospitals, health systems, physicians, labs, radiology and pathology clinics, and care delivery networks (ACOs, HIEs, RHIOs). The IHR facilitates health information exchange by building upon existing healthcare technology to improve access to critical patient data. The platform is powerful yet intuitive and was natively designed for clinical data interoperability with all leading systems encountered within different care settings. 4medica continues to build on its success in connecting more than 100 institutional customers with more than 22,000 physicians. For more information, visit http://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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