MEDSEEK’S eHealth ecoSystem Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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MEDSEEK announced today that its eHealth ecoSystem, Version 3.4, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on April 12, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital and 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 goal is to empower patients to engage in their own care and to allow providers to offer the kind of self-service capabilities that sophisticated consumers have come to expect.

MEDSEEK announced today that its eHealth ecoSystem, Version 3.4, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on April 12, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital and 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).

“We believe that these certifications are further evidence of MEDSEEK’s commitment to provide a seamless healthcare experience for both patients and providers,” said Peter Kuhn CEO of MEDSEEK.

“MEDSEEK has been focused on improving the healthcare user experience for fifteen years and continuously strives to find new and better ways to make interacting with a healthcare organization easier and more convenient. Our eHealth ecoSystem includes a collaborative personal health record which provides patients immediate online access to their complete medical history including diagnostic test results, discharge summaries, medication allergies, medication lists, and demographic information, as well as problem and procedures lists. Our goal is to empower patients to engage in their own care and to allow providers to offer the kind of self-service capabilities that sophisticated consumers have come to expect,” added Kuhn.

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.

MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem, Version 3.4’s certification numbers are CC-1112-600720-1 and CC-1112-600720-2. 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.

MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem, Version 3.4, meets the following certification criteria for Hospitals:

  •     Patient Specific Education Resources 170.302(m)                
  •     Access Control 170.302(o)            
  •     Emergency Access 170.302(p)                    
  •     Automatic Log-Off 170.302(q)                
  •     Audit Log 170.302(r)                        
  •     Integrity 170.302(s)                        
  •     Authentication 170.302(t)                            
  •     General Encryption 170.302(u)                
  •     Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information 170.302(v)            

MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem, Version 3.4, meets the following certification criteria for Eligible Providers:

  •     Patient Specific Education Resources 170.302(m)
  •     Access Control 170.302(o)        
  •     Emergency Access 170.302(p)        
  •     Automatic Log-Off 170.302(q)        
  •     Audit Log 170.302(r)            
  •     Integrity 170.302(s)        
  •     Authentication 170.302(t)            
  •     General Encryption 170.302(u)        
  •     Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information 170.302(v)        
  •     Timely Access 170.304(g)        

The additional software MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem relied upon to demonstrate compliance included the HIE Multimedia Encyclopedia by A.D.A.M. in order to meet the Education Resources criteria.

About MEDSEEK
Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on creating a 360-degree optimal eHealth experience for patients, clinicians and administrative staff by removing traditional integration and communication barriers, workflow roadblocks and redundant processes. Used by more than 800 hospitals, MEDSEEK solutions enable hospitals to execute enterprise-wide strategic objectives by improving quality of care, uncovering new sources of revenue and generating meaningful loyalty among physicians and patients with a low-risk, high-return investment that leverages existing IT investments and infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 1.888.MEDSEEK.

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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