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June 07, 2012 13:58 ET

PatientOrderSets.com EntryPoint Software Module Achieves Significant U.S. "Meaningful Use" Certification

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - PatientOrderSets.com is pleased to announce that its EntryPoint software module was certified on May 30th, 2012 under ICSA Labs' ONC-ATCB Electronic Health Record program. The program ensures EntryPoint is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The 2011/2012 EHR Modular* ONC-ATCB Certification attests that the software is capable of supporting health care providers with Stage 1 "Meaningful Use" requirements to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has designated ICSA Labs, a division of Verizon, as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) for Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems that are used to securely share patient information electronically between physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers.

As an ONC-ATCB authorized lab, ICSA Labs is responsible for testing and certifying EHR products and solutions to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards for 'Meaningful Use' the U.S. government mandates for this class of products.

Dr. Chris O'Connor, President and Founder of PatientOrderSets.com said, "Obtaining Meaningful Use certification is an important milestone in our technology roadmap. This certification will allow U.S. hospitals to access government funding by using the extremely cost-effective PatientOrderSets.com solution to improve the quality and safety of patient care, increase institutional efficiency through better coordination, reduce disparities in quality of care, and ensure the privacy of safety of patients' personal information."

PatientOrderSets.com provides doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals with sophisticated, evidence-based medical checklists that allow them to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions across all parts of a health care organization. Implementation of order sets has a proven record of increasing patient safety while also reducing institutional costs. PatientOrderSets.com's transformative innovation is used by a collaborative of more than 180 health care organizations to manage and store their order sets.

ICSA Labs offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. Its EHR certification and testing program provides verification that the certified EHR technology supports "Meaningful Use," and helps health care organizations protect sensitive and private patient information.

EntryPoint v2 meets the following certification criteria:

  • Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Security and Privacy Procedures

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: Microsoft Active Directory, SSL, iNTERFACEWARE Iguana.

About PatientOrderSets.com

PatientOrderSets.com is a transformative health care solution now used by over 180 health care organizations. PatientOrderSets.com is a leading provider of comprehensive order set content and implementation tools to health care organizations. Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a health care organization. Visit www.patientordersets.com for more information.

About ONC 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 U.S. 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.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

* This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. EntryPoint v2 was certified on May 30th, 2012. CHPL Product Number: 120023R00.

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