SOURCE: Emergisoft Corporation

November 13, 2008 09:57 ET

Emergisoft Corporation's Software Attains Conditional CCHIT Certified ® 08 Emergency Department Certification

ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT ®) announced yesterday that Emergisoft Corporation's product, EmergisoftED Version 5.1, is a pre-market, conditionally CCHIT Certified ® 08 Emergency Department Certification. Pre-market, conditionally certified Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) are new products that are fully certified once their operational use at an Emergency Department has been verified. EDISs are designed to automate and streamline workflow and provide patients with more efficient and improved quality of care in the Emergency Department (ED).

EmergisoftED is among the first group of EDIS products to be CCHIT Certified. "The Commission has raised the bar again for 08," said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair of CCHIT. "New this year is our certification of Emergency Department EHRs, and certified ED systems have undergone a rigorous testing process tailored to this demanding care setting."

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is a private non-profit organization recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for healthcare information technology (HIT) products. CCHIT Certification compliance criteria and its design for a Certification inspection process have been thoroughly researched, taking into account the state of the art of health IT products and available standards, and comparing Certification processes in other industries and other countries.

Emergisoft's emergency department software, EmergisoftED Version 5.1, is a complete Web browser-based solution that automates each step of the patient management and documentation process in the Emergency Department. EmergisoftED supports hospitals' management and medical staff goals of working more efficiently, cost effectively and enhancing a patient's experience, while ensuring privacy in accordance with HIPAA.

Joseph J. DeSilva, Emergisoft's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We believe CCHIT certification demonstrates the quality of our product and commitment to supporting our customers in achieving the highest standards of patient care possible. Emergisoft provides a system that is designed exclusively for the high demand, fast paced emergency department environment. We are proud and honored to be certified by CCHIT."

About Emergisoft

Emergisoft Corporation, founded in 1990, is a leader in Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) providing emergency departments a blend of specialized software tools and clinical expertise to help manage workflow and analyze operations. Emergisoft's industry-leading technology and comprehensive feature set enables more efficient team-based care while creating a highly personalized user experience. Learn more about how our suite of healthcare information solutions can assist your organization today at or call 1-800-682-7729.

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