Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) April 22, 2011
SMARTMD™ Corporation announced today that Clinical Desktop version 4.1, the company’s electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR Certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“The certification validates that our software can help providers take part in the electronic revolution in the US healthcare industry. Healthcare providers can now leverage our software to not only make significant care improvements but to also achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA. We are proud to offer providers the opportunity to truly improve care in their communities,” says Nandip Kothari, President/CEO of SMARTMD™.
Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
“The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We’re ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group.
This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. SMARTMD™ Corporation, March 31st, 2011, Clinician Desktop v4.1, Certification ID #03312011-2386-1, Clinical Quality Measures tested include NQF 0421, 0013, 0028, 0041, 0024, 20038, 0059, 0064, and 0061. Additional software used includes RelayHealth and Medline Plus.
About SMARTMD™ Corporation
SMARTMD™ is a leading provider of clinical productivity applications and business services for the healthcare industry. Our products and services assist practices in streamlining operations, reducing expenses, and complying with industry regulations enabling physicians to dedicate more time to providing quality care for their patients. Founded as a transcription company in 1999, SMARTMD™ quickly expanded to provide medical billing services, including personal injury protection (PIP), electronic medical records, scheduling software, electronic insurance eligibility verification and a mobile app for the iPhone to streamline the transcription process. In 2011 SMARTMD™ launched an EHR Incentive Concierge Service, and a mobile application for hospital and nursing home rounds. SMARTMD currently provides services for over 1200 physicians across 39 states. SMARTMD™ may be contacted toll-free at (855) SMARTMD, (855) 762-7863. For more information, go to http://www.SMARTMD.com.
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to http://www.drummondgroup.com.