SOURCE: Emmi Solutions

Emmi Solutions

February 10, 2014 08:30 ET

Emmi Solutions' EmmiEngage® Achieves 2014 Edition Complete Health IT Certification From ICSA Labs

Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification Includes Ambulatory & Inpatient Settings

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, received the 2014 Edition Ambulatory & Inpatient Modular EHR certification for EmmiEngage. The solution was certified by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

This certification confirms that EmmiEngage v7.4 satisfies the set of standards specified in the Patient-Specific Education objective identified in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Program and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The Patient-Specific Education Objective is a requirement in Meaningful Use Stage 2 of the program. Hospitals must attest to this objective in order to receive reimbursement incentives.

"As meaningful use evolves, the focus will shift from ensuring patients have access to information to empowering them to utilize online portals, make informed decisions and change behavior," said Devin Gross, CEO of Emmi Solutions. "Clinical studies and data analyses demonstrated that our technology helps engage and activate patients in a meaningful way that can lead to better health outcomes."

The 2014 Edition, Stage 2 certification program of HHS's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology provides more transparency and elevates the overall testing and certification process by mandating additional requirements for organizations providing EHR services. These requirements include a strengthening of security, enhanced interoperability for facilitating health information exchange, better protection of private patient information and new ways for providers to become "meaningful users."

EmmiEngage v7.4 meets the following certifications for both Ambulatory and Inpatient Modular Certification: 170.314(a)(15) Patient-specific education resources, 170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording, and 170.314(g)(4) Quality management system. Implementation of the EHR Module may require an initial integration set up fee and a yearly maintenance fee.

About Emmi Solutions, LLC

Emmi's proprietary interactive communication methodology delivers actionable health information to patients via multiple modalities -- including computers, mobile phones and tablets -- at key moments across the continuum of care. Emmi's ability to connect with patients in language they understand at a time they are ready to learn and through the devices they already own has been demonstrated to help healthcare providers reduce costs, increase revenue and improve outcomes. The patented platform allows providers to track the delivery and consumption of information to measure the clinical and financial impact of patient engagement and meet regulatory guidelines. The web-based platform requires no installation or maintenance and can be used in stand-alone mode or fully integrated into existing systems. For more information, visit www.emmisolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65.

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* This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB 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. EmmiEngage v7.4 was certified on January 20, 2014. CHPL Product Number: 140005R00 (Ambulatory) and 140009R00 (Inpatient).

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