Aprima Medical Software's Aprima 2011 Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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Aprima Medical Software announced today that Aprima 2011 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 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.

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This certification is a validation of our product’s capabilities, and confirms that Aprima can empower eligible providers to receive available stimulus dollars.

Aprima Medical Software announced today that Aprima 2011 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 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).

“This certification is a validation of our product’s capabilities, and confirms that Aprima can empower eligible providers to receive available stimulus dollars,” said Michael Nissenbaum, CEO and President of Aprima. “Our development team has proven once again that it can meet all industry benchmarks. To our customers, we thank you for your confidence in us, and to our prospects, we look forward to having you as part of the family!”

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.

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 Aprima 2011 has been certified include: NQF 0421 (Adult Weight Screening & Follow-Up), NQF 0013 (Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement), NQF 0028 (Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation), NQF 0041 (Influenza Immunization), NQF 0024 (Weight Assessment and Counseling), NQF 0038 (Childhood Immunization Status), NQF 0043 (Pneumonia Vaccination Status), NQF 0031 (Breast Cancer Screening), and NQF 0034 (Colorectal Cancer Screening).

The additional software Aprima 2011 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
Microsoft Windows OS for 170.302(q), Microsoft Server Active Directory for 170.302(o), WinZip for 170.302(u) and 170.302(v), 7Zip for 170.302(u) and 170.302(v), and Microsoft .Net 3.5 for 170.302(s), 170.302(u) and 170.302(v).

Aprima 2011 is also certified in CCHIT’s separate and independently developed certification program. Aprima 2011 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health EHR technology and is pre-market certified. Aprima Medical Software has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.

About Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
Aprima Medical Software, Inc. develops innovative electronic health record, practice management and revenue cycle management solutions for medical practices. The Aprima 2011 ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification ID is CC-1112-607751-1. Reach Aprima at 866-960-6890, salesinfo(at)aprima(dot)com or aprima.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 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.

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