SOURCE: MDTablet

May 01, 2007 06:00 ET

MDTablet's EHR™ Version 2.6.7 Receives CCHIT Certification

Software Complies With 100 Percent of Certification Criteria

ST. LOUIS, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 --The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT(SM)) today announced that MDTablet's product MDTablet EHR™ Version 2.6.7 is CCHIT Certified, and meets CCHIT ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2006. Ambulatory EHRs are designed for physician offices and clinics where most Americans get their healthcare. CCHIT is a Recognized Certification Body in the United States for certifying health information technology products -- an independent, nonprofit organization that sets the benchmark for EHRs.

As a CCHIT certified product, MDTablet EHR™ has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a set of criteria for:

--  Functionality (ability to create and manage electronic records for all
    patients, as well as automating workflow in a physician's office),
--  Interoperability (a first step in the ability to receive and send
    electronic data to other entities such as laboratories), and
--  Security (ability to keep patients' information safe).
    
The CCHIT Certified mark -- a "seal of approval" for EHR products -- provides the first consensus-based, consistent benchmark for ambulatory products. By looking to products with the CCHIT Certified seal, physicians and other providers can be assured they are making a reliable investment and insurers and other payers know the products meet expected industry standards.

"Physicians who purchase certified products have the assurance that they have been reviewed by a panel of judges, including practicing physicians, and that they are being evaluated against standards set by professionals in the field and successfully piloted with products from large and small companies," said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair, CCHIT. "The quality and safety of EHR products can now be measured using certification criteria that were developed specifically for that purpose."

"Achieving the CCHIT Certification confirms the quality standard and product depth we have established for MDTablet EHR™. MDTablet's technology is unique in the industry by providing physicians with an approach that combines the best of Internet and Client/Server technology via our web-based replication functionality. Physicians have the freedom to securely access and update patient charts 24/7 regardless of location or network availability. With MDTablet EHR™, a physician truly has a fully portable Electronic Health Record," says Keith Marks, CEO of MDTablet.

The goals of CCHIT product certification are to reduce the risk of HIT investment by physicians and other providers; ensure interoperability of HIT products; enhance the availability of HIT adoption incentives from purchasers and payers; and protect the privacy of personal health information.

CCHIT's certification compliance criteria and its design for a certification inspection process have been thoroughly researched, taking into account the state of the art of EHRs and available standards, and comparing certification processes in other industries and other countries. The inspection process is based on real-life medical scenarios designed to test products rigorously against the clinical needs of providers and the quality and safety needs of healthcare consumers and payers. One script, for example, recreates a scenario of an elderly man with poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions in order to test EHR functions such as potential adverse drug reactions, disease management and treatment plans.

About MDTablet

MDTablet is the technology leader in providing a complete portable electronic healthcare record solution to the medical community. Created from the ground up with an unwavering commitment to providing safe and accurate access to patient health records in a total portable methodology based on the Tablet PC.

MDTablet's EHR™ interface provides for unlimited real-time customization in an easy to learn, easy to use system. Our multimedia approach provides the clinician with the ability to mix and match text, templates, ink, speech dictation, pictures, and video into a complete portable health record. More information on MDTablet can be found online http://www.mdtablet.com or by calling (888) 989-1965.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT(SM)) is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health record products. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating a credible, sustainable product certification program. The certification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards and involve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety of stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry. More information on CCHIT and CCHIT Certified(SM) products is available at www.cchit.org.

"CCHIT(SM)" and "CCHIT Certified(SM)" are service marks of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.

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