gMed's gCare Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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gMed announced that gCare version 4.13.0, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 25, 2011.

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Our key focus went beyond meeting basic requirements. We worked hard in providing an easy to use and robust application that will help practices collect HITECH incentives with minimal effort.

gMed announced that gCare version 4.13.0, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 25, 2011 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).

"Our key focus went beyond meeting basic requirements. We worked hard in providing an easy to use and robust application that will help practices collect HITECH incentives with minimal effort", said Joe Rubinsztain, MD, gMed's CEO. "We are proud to be the first Gastroenterology specific application certified for meaningful use."

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.

gCare Version 4.13.0's certification number is CC-1112-582250-1. 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.

The clinical quality measures to which gCare version 4.13.0 has been certified include:

NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood pressure measurement

NQF 0018 Controlling high blood pressure measurement

NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Tobacco Cessation Intervention

NQF 0034 Colorectal Cancer Screening

NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization for patients 50 and over

NQF 0061 Diabetes Blood Pressure Management

NQF 0421 Adult weight screening and follow-up

NQF 0024 Weight Assessment/Counseling for Children and Adolescents

NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status

The additional software gCare Version 4.13.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:

Dr. First Rcopia engine

Elsevier MdConsult

Microsoft Health Vault

ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib

FileZilla

About gMed
gMed is a private company founded in 1997 to develop Electronic Health Records for single-specialty practices. gMed's application offers an integrated solution that is Specialty Specific and Easy to Use for Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Urology practices. gMed's technology is ONC-ATCB certified and enables practices to collect HITECH and other incentives. With more than 300 practices and over 2,900 physicians, gMed is the preferred EHR solution amongst specialty practices. gMed is a 2008 Fortune 5,000 company based in Weston, FL. For more information, please visit http://www.gmed.com

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