SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) - Continuing its tradition of offering flexibility to its hospital clients, CliniComp, Intl., a leading healthcare integration technology provider for high acuity environments, announced today that it is committed to advancing its Essentris® EMR solution to Stage 2 certification. This commitment comes in light of the recently enacted guidelines released by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) last month. The CliniComp Essentris solution offers 23 certified modules under Stage 1 guidelines which enable hospitals and providers to qualify for meaningful use financial incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
"We are committed to pursuing the highest level of achievement that would best serve our hospital customers," explains Chris Haudenschild, Chairman and CEO of CliniComp, Intl. "Our goal is always to help clients maximize their EMR investment. We look forward to focusing our attention on Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements so that our clients may continue to enhance care delivery and take advantage of the financial benefits available to them," Haudenschild added.
As the long standing inpatient EMR provider for the Department of Defense (DoD), CliniComp is an expert in complying with the most exacting requirements and regulations, with a track record of accomplishing many of the proposed Meaningful Use objectives prior to certification. This provides their customers with a strong foundation for pursuing Stage 2 and 3 meaningful use certification as well.
For Stage 1, CliniComp chose to take a modular approach to certification in order to allow their clients the ultimate in flexibility. Certified by an ONC-ATCB*, CliniComp's Essentris maintains Stage 1 meaningful use certification for the following modules from the general and inpatient criteria:
- Maintain up-to-date problem list;
- Generating patient lists;
- Computerized provider order entry;
- Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks and drug formulary checks;
- Maintain active medication lists, and medication allergy lists;
- The recording and charting of vital signs;
- Record demographics;
- Advance directives and smoking status;
- Access control, automatic log-off, audit log, and emergency access;
- Integrity and authentication;
- General encryption and encryption when exchanging electronic health information;
- Electronic copy of discharge instructions;
- Submission to immunization registries and public health surveillance; and
- Incorporating laboratory test results.
Essentris ® version 213.00
*CliniComp Essentris version 213.00 is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified a Modular EHR by SLI Global Solutions 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.
About CliniComp, Intl.
San Diego-based CliniComp, Intl. is a global provider of hospital-wide clinical documentation systems that improve the efficiency and safety of health care providers' highest-acuity workflows with virtually no downtime for any site worldwide, including maintenance and upgrades, holding a unique and unparalleled record of system uptime since founded in 1983. The CliniComp Essentris Complete Inpatient EMR is comprised of complete electronic charting and surveillance solutions hospital-wide, offering industry leading reliability for acute, critical, emergency and perinatal care. These benefits extend to an entire healthcare system with CliniComp Essentris MSI™ (Multi Site Integration), allowing multiple sites to become a single complete EMR. As part of the Eco-System, CliniComp introduced Essentris Mobile in February 2012, enabling clinicians to access the same in-depth medical records data on handheld devices such as Apple iPads, iPhones and iPods. The CliniComp Essentris solution supports customers 24/7, in 7 countries, across 3 continents and is capable of being configured in any language. CliniComp, Intl. is the provider of inpatient documentation solutions to federal health care facilities worldwide, including both DoD and VA hospitals. For more information, call 800-350-8202 or visit www.clinicomp.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/clinicompintl.
About ONC and ONC-ATCB 2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of HHS. 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 2012 certification conferred by SLI Global Solutions 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.