SOURCE: Simplicity EMR

July 06, 2011 09:08 ET

Simplicity™ EMR Receives Complete ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Simplicity™ EMR by IQ-EQ Systems, LLC. has received the federal government's "meaningful use" stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

"This Complete EHR certification further validates that Simplicity™ EMR can aptly serve two masters by meeting the government's standards while staying true to our identity as a thoughtfully designed, user-centric system. We are proud to offer a unique EMR that enables physicians to maintain their existing clinical workflow with minimal technical distractions. Healthcare providers that use our system have the opportunity to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds while maintaining quality care in their communities," says CEO Rick McEttrick.

Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Simplicity™ EMR, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory certification, is a web based user-centric EMR designed to fit seamlessly into physicians' existing workflow.

"The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge -- as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward," says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. "We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security."

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, 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. Product: Simplicity EMR, Certified: 6/16/2011, Product Version: 1.2.1, Certification ID: 06162011-5254-8, Clinical Quality Measures Certified: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0034, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0421.

About Simplicity EMR
Simplicity EMR is a web-based EMR/EHR software system used to record, retrieve, and archive patient medical records instantly, anytime, anywhere. Simplicity EMR was thoughtfully developed by a physician who spent over 10,000 hours designing and supervising software engineers. The result is a product that thinks and functions like physicians were taught in medical school. Simplicity EMR is a low-cost seamless transition to digital patient records. For more information, including a no-obligation 90 day trial, please visit http://www.emr-simplicity.com

About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.