(PRWEB) April 20, 2011
HEALTH COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, LLC announced today that 2011-14 DirectorMD, Version 10.0, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on APRIL 18, 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).
We believe this certification validates that Health Communication Systems is a leading EHR company.
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.
2011-14 DirectorMD EHR Version 10.0’s certification number is CC-1112-571220-1. 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 2011-14 DirectorMD EHR 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 0059 → Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control, NQF 0061 → Diabetes: BP Management, NQF 0034 → Colorectal Cancer Screening.
About Health Communication Systems, LLC
Health Communication Systems (HCS), a community based EHR company and a member of the HCG group of companies, is dedicated to improving patient care through, evidence-based medicine, outcomes measurements, clinical trial information, pharmacological research, insurance industry standards, patient education and communication. Through our Electronic Health Records (EHR), DirectorMD EHR, we can help you realize these benchmarks.
At HCS, our mission is to 'Simplify' the entire EHR process and provide you with a seamless 'Turnkey' operation. Along with our best-of-breed partners, you can expect only the highest standards of security and dependability available in today's healthcare industry.
Our 'Best-of-Breed' solution will empower you with all the tools you need to increase revenue, productivity and efficiency. DirectorMD enables you to eliminate transcription, and storage costs, while redistributing full time employees. Further, allowing you the freedom of accessing patient records securely from any location. Also, available is a web-based patient portal or self check-in kiosk for patient-centric, high quality care.
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.