SOURCE: Forerun, Inc.

Forerun, Inc.

August 22, 2013 08:52 ET

Forerun's Products Receive 2014 ONC Hit Certification

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Forerun, Inc. announced today that Forerun ED™ 6.0, including FlexChart™ and Patient Discharge™, and EmergisoftED™ 5.5, are compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and were certified as EHR Modules on July 26, 2013 and August 2, 2013, respectively, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). 

Ken Wolfe, Forerun President and CEO said, "We are pleased to have achieved this 2014 certification as continued support to our customers and their focus on demonstrating Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use of certified EHR technology. We appreciate the importance of their efforts and believe our 2014 certification reflects our continued commitment to partnering with our hospital clients on their top initiatives."

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition 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.

"CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification," said Alisa Ray, Executive Director, CCHIT. "These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives."

Forerun ED Version 6.0's certification number is CC-2014-196400-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Forerun ED Version 6.0 meets the following certification criteria:
170.314(a)(6) Medication List
170.314(a)(17) Advanced Directives
170.314(d)(1) Authentication, Access Control & Authentication
170.314(d)(5) Automatic Log-off
170.314(d)(6) Emergency Access
170.314(d)(8) Integrity
170.314(d)(9) Accounting of Disclosures
170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording
170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design
170.314(g)(4) Quality management system

The additional software Forerun ED 6.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
First DataBank's National Drug Data File (NNDF) Plus Version 3.0
ExitCare OEM Content Exporter Version 7.5

The additional types of costs that an eligible hospital would pay to implement Forerun ED version 6.0 in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include optional site-specific customization costs which may be requested by the hospital to address individual circumstances.

EmergisoftED Version 5.5's certification number is CC-2014-196400-2. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

EmergisoftED Version 5.5 meets the following certification criteria:
170.314(a)(6) Medication List
170.314(a)(17) Advanced Directives
170.314(d)(1) Authentication, Access Control & Authentication
170.314(d)(5) Automatic Log-off
170.314(d)(6) Emergency Access
170.314(d)(8) Integrity
170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording
170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design
170.314(g)(4) Quality management system

The additional software EmergisoftED Version 5.5 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
Gold Standard Drug Database Version 2.4.0.5442

The additional types of costs that an eligible hospital would pay to implement EmergisoftED Version 5.5 in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include optional site specific customizations which are requested by the hospital to address individual circumstances.

About Forerun
Forerun, Inc. is a leading innovator in electronic clinical documentation and in real-time workflow management solutions for hospital emergency departments. Forerun ED was developed by physicians, for physicians, to enable emergency department caregivers to accelerate the documentation of patient care during the busiest of times, while enhancing patient safety and the quality of care. Core functionality includes FlexChart™ electronic physician and nurse documentation, discharge processing, patient tracking and quality and business intelligence reporting. Founders include leading emergency medicine practitioners and IT experts associated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Forerun is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Visit http://www.forerunsystems.com for additional information.

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 authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program
The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) as an Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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

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