Sunquest's Laboratory Information System Earns ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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Sunquest Information Systems announced today that Sunquest Laboratory™ version 6.4.2 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on January 21, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Sunquest Information Systems announced today that Sunquest Laboratory™ version 6.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on February 16, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable 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). Sunquest had previously earned CCHIT certification for Sunquest Laboratory™ version 6.4.2.

“We have long held the belief that meaningful use requires meaningful laboratory results, and I am extremely pleased that Sunquest has earned this important certification. Our advanced LIS solution combined with our modular meaningful use capabilities offer the necessary technology, functionality, and security to help users meet the meaningful use criteria established for laboratory data,” said Richard Atkin, Sunquest’s president and chief executive officer.

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.

The certification number of Sunquest Laboratory version 6.3 is CC-1112-715250-2. 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.

Sunquest Laboratory version 6.3 meets the following certification criteria:

  •     170.302(h) – Incorporate Lab Results
  •     170.306(g) – Reportable Lab Results
  •     170.302(o) – Access Control
  •     170.302(p) – Emergency Access
  •     170.302(q) – Automatic Log-Off
  •     170.302(r) – Audit Log
  •     170.302(s) – Integrity
  •     170.302(t) – Authentication
  •     170.302(u) – General Encryption
  •     170.302(v) – Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information

About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.
For more information, please visit http://www.sunquestinfo.com, or phone +1 (800) 748-0692.

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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