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March 06, 2014 09:59 ET

NexTech Systems Receives Complete EHR Certification for Stage 2 Meaningful Use by CCHIT

Specialty EMR Provider to Begin Supporting Practices in Attestation Efforts Through Personalized Technology Approach

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - March 06, 2014) - NexTech Systems, the top ranked provider of specialty-specific electronic medical records and practice management software, announced today that NexTech with NexERx and NexTech with NewCropRx versions 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 are compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and were certified as Complete EHRs by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

NexTech will now begin transitioning and supporting eligible providers to meet the needs of Stage 2 criteria through strategic upgrades and training sessions. To date, NexTech has assisted more than 1000 specialty physicians in attesting to Meaningful Use under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) EHR Incentive Program. 

"For more than 17 years our clients have trusted us to provide innovative technology that helps ensure compliance, enhance efficiency and improve the overall quality of care," says David Henriksen, president and CEO of NexTech Systems, LLC. "We believe being certified as a Complete EHR demonstrates NexTech's dedication to providing robust solutions that meet the unique needs of specialty practices. We are excited to support our clients in the attestation process for Stage 2."

"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 Stage 1 or Stage 2 incentives."

The certification number for NexTech with NexErx version 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 is CC-2014-998990-3. The certification number for NexTech with NewCropRx version 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 is CC-2014-998990-4. 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.

NexTech with NexErx and NexTech with NewCropRx version 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 meet the following certification criteria: 170.314 a1-15, b1-5, b7, c1-3, d1-9, e1-3, f1-3, f5-6 and g2-4.

The additional software NexTech with NexErx version 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: FirstDataBank MedKnowledge/MedTeach version 2 and TrueCrypt Foundation TrueCrypt version 7.1 and NexTech Internal Functionality.

The additional software NexTech NewCropRx version 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: NewCrop NewCrop 13.05, FirstDataBank MedKnowledge/Med Teach v2 and TrueCrypt Foundation TrueCrypt v7.1. 

The clinical quality measures to which NexTech with NexErx and NexTech with NewCropRx version 11.0, 11.1 and 11.2 have been certified include: CM22v2, CMS50v2, CMS61v3, CMS65v3, CMS68v3, CMS69v2, CMS125v2, CMS130v2, CMS131v2, CMS132v2, CMS138v2, CSM142v2, CMS143v2, CMS146v2, CMS147v2, CMS156v2, CMS165v2, CMS166v3, CMS167v2

The additional costs that an eligible provider would pay to implement NexTech with NexErx version 11.0, 11.1 or 11.2, or NexTech with NewCropRx version 11.0, 11.1 or 11.2 in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: training and implementation for new clients, annual technical support for existing clients and third-party interfaces when applicable.

About NexTech Systems

NexTech Systems offers fully integrated, specialty specific, certified electronic medical records, practice management, and marketing software that covers a wide array of specialty practice needs. Since its inception in 1997, NexTech has been a trusted partner for personalized patient care with a client base of more than 7,000 providers and 40,000 office staff members. In 2013 NexTech was ranked a top specialty-specific EHR provider on Medical Economics' list of Top 100 EHRs. To learn more about NexTech Systems, visit www.nextech.com.

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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