Qualifacts EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification Supporting Meaningful Use Measures
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"NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 28, 2010 – Qualifacts Systems Inc. announced today that its Electronic Health Record product, CareLogic Enterprise, is 2011/2012 compliant and has been tested and certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) as an EHR Module under the ARRA Meaningful Use rules. 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).
CareLogic Enterprise meets the following 23 certification criteria:
170.302 (a): Drug/Drug and Drug/Allergy Interaction
170.302 (b): Drug Formulary Checks
170.302 (c): Problem List
170.302 (d): Medication List
170.302 (e): Medication Allergy List
170.302 (f): Vital signs/BMI/Growth charts
170.302 (g): Smoking Status
170.302 (i): Patient Lists
170.302 (j): Medication Reconciliation
170.302 (m): Patient Specific Education Resources
170.302 (o-w): Foundational Infrastructure Security & Privacy
170.304 (a): Computerized Physician Order Entry
170.304 (b): e-Prescribing
170.304 (c): Demographics
170.304 (d): Patient Reminders
“By achieving ONC-ATCB certification, and because of our Software-as-a-Service delivery model, all of our Enterprise customers are now using a certified EHR,” says Gregg Boyle, Qualifacts chief technology officer. “Combined with our fast implementations, behavioral health and human service providers now have a certified EHR option that can pay for itself in the first year.”
Qualifacts’ customers are excited about CareLogic’s certification and their opportunity to begin demonstrating Meaningful Use, too. Dr. Gail Lawson, executive director of Sound Community Services in New London, Conn., says, “Meaningful Use incentives will allow our agency to draw down significantly more revenue, and because of our use of the Qualifacts EHR, we are almost 100% there.”
Laurie Callaghan, administrator of information technology for Barber National Institute in Erie, Pa., says, “We know that Qualifacts is firmly committed to providing the most advanced EHR system possible. Having an application that is certified will allow us to receive maximum reimbursement for the services we provide.”
Jeff Forman, CFO for Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio in Newark, Ohio, says, “One of the reasons we went with CareLogic was our confidence that Qualifacts had both the technical expertise and software platform to meet any EHR standards promulgated by the various regulatory bodies. At BHPCO we believe that participating in the Meaningful Use Program will provide additional resources that will allow us to continue with the development of our electronic health record, and with our six eligible providers, we anticipate that the incentive payments will cover a substantial portion of the cost of ownership.""
Qualifacts is hosting a series of webinars to give behavioral health agencies detailed information on how they can meet Meaningful Use requirements and receive incentive payments in 2011. Interested parties can see a schedule and register at the Qualifacts website (www.qualifacts.com). Please visit the Meaningful Use section of the Qualifacts website for more information, including updates from the company and links to key government announcements.
The CareLogic Enterprise EHR Module, certification number CC-1112-984260-1, is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified on December 22, 2010, by the 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. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. The additional software CareLogic Enterprise relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Emdeon.
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 recognized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information about CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available on the organization's website
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® is a registered mark of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
About Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
Qualifacts delivers cost-effective behavioral health software and EHR Meaningful Use compliance solutions that enable human services providers to make more informed decisions regarding the care of clients. The company's powerful state-of-the-art solutions meet and exceed ARRA compliance requirements and improve the financial performance of health providers. By harnessing its clients’ expertise and industry best practices, Qualifacts delivers solutions with immediate returns and ever-increasing value. Location: Nashville, TN
"Ben serves as Vice President of Marketing at Qualifacts Systems, Inc. He is a long-standing member of the technology team developing the company’s behavioral health software, CareLogic behavioral systems, in compliance with the country’s new EHR Meaningful Use Rules. He one of the foremost leaders in ARRA compliance issues in the Nashville, TN healthcare industry.
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