SOURCE: Ophthalmic Imaging Systems

Ophthalmic Imaging Systems

December 31, 2010 08:30 ET

Ophthalmic Imaging Systems' EMR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 31, 2010) - Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OIS) (OTCBB: OISI), a leading ophthalmic digital imaging and informatics company, today announced that OIS EMR VERSION 4.1.7 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 28, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable ELIGIBLE PROVIDER certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

OIS previously announced that Abraxas EMR VERSION 4.1.7 had received ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification as a Complete EHR. Abraxas EMR was developed and is distributed by Abraxas Medical Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OIS.

"The fact that both OIS and Abraxas' EMR solutions have received ONC-ATCB certification reflects our commitment to our physician customers to make their businesses more efficient and paves the way for eligible providers to receive available stimulus dollars," said OIS CEO Gil Allon. "We designed OIS EMR to deliver the flexible workflow of a paper chart and the efficiency, quality of care and integration of a modern health information system. This ophthalmic-specific solution offers physicians unmatched examination speed combined with simplicity to ensure minimal implementation and training time."

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 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 is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

OIS EMR Version 4.1.7 certification number is CC-1112-793895-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT 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.

The clinical quality measures to which OIS EMR Version 4.1.7 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0031, NQF 0052, NQF 0055.

The additional software OIS EMR Version 4.1.7 relied upon to demonstrate compliance include: Intuit Health Patient Portal and NewCrop RX.

OIS EMR Version 4.1.7 is also certified in CCHIT's separate and independently developed certification program. OIS EMR Version 4.1.7 is a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR. OIS has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.

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 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 CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

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 the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) 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.

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

About Ophthalmic Imaging Systems
Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (www.oisi.com) is the leading provider of ophthalmic digital imaging and informatics systems. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging systems, image management and integrated EMR and PM solutions for the eye care market. With more than 25 years in the ophthalmic imaging business, the Company has consistently introduced new, innovative technologies. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Abraxas Medical Solutions, the Company provides EMR and PM software to OB/GYN and orthopedic physicians. The Company markets and supports its products through an extensive network of dealers, distributors and direct representatives.

Statements in this press release that are not historical data are forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, or other factors not under the Company's control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results, performance, or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, those detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Gil Allon, CEO
    Ariel Shenhar, CFO
    (916) 646-2020
    Investor Relations
    Jody Cain
    Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates
    (310) 691-7100

    Ophthalmic Imaging Systems
    221 Lathrop Way, Suite I
    Sacramento, Ca 95815