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Mediture

February 11, 2011 07:05 ET

Mediture's TruChart LIFE Electronic Health Record for PACE Receives ONC-ATCB Certification

Mediture Provides PACE Programs With ONC-ATCB Certified EHR Solution Designed to Meet Meaningful Use

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - February 11, 2011) - Mediture has received the government's requisite stamp of approval and is now officially ready to help Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations to achieve Meaningful Use -- and qualify for their share of the government's incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Mediture's TruChart LIFE EHR software version 2.0 was tested and certified by InfoGard Laboratories, an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

"As the only EHR provider focused exclusively on the PACE market, it is critical that our product is certified as we continue to partner with our clients in their journey toward Meaningful Use," said Dan Vatland, Mediture CEO and President. "In addition to our ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified EHR software, we also offer our clients a broad knowledge base gained from working with our 13 PACE centers to go beyond other vendor's ambulatory EHR software offerings."

"We are pleased to have completed the certification process for TruChart LIFE EHR so that Mediture is now able to offer a certified product to providers who wish to purchase and implement EHR technology and achieve Meaningful Use for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Stephen Wilson, EHR Program Manager of InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more -- but not all -- of the criteria. 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 2011/2012 certification conferred by InfoGard Laboratories 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.

About InfoGard Laboratories
InfoGard was founded in 1993 with a mission to provide IT security assurance services to our customers. With Independence, Integrity, and Trust as our foundation, we provide high quality independent security assurance services. We are accredited or approved as a testing laboratory by government and industry entities throughout the world and service a wide range of customers. InfoGard Laboratories is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on InfoGard is available at http://www.infogard.com

About Mediture:
Mediture is America's largest provider of healthcare information technology for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations, serving more than 1,500 participants in 13 PACE centers across the country. Software and services from Mediture, including its TruChart LIFE Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, empower PACE organizations to track measurable outcomes in defined timeframes for the frail senior population they serve. Mediture's solutions are uniquely suited to the operations of PACE programs, enabling them to focus on what they do best -- care for seniors who wish to live safely at home at a lower cost to society. Mediture is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is privately held. Visit http://www.mediture.com

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