Callibra, Inc.’s Discharge 1-2-3 Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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Discharge 1-2-3 meets hospitals’ “meaningful use” requirements for electronic discharge instructions, patient education, and medication reconciliation.

"Discharge 1-2-3 enables providers to create patient-specific discharge instructions and meet 'meaningful use' requirements without compromise of clinicians' time."
--Dr. Chris Galassi, MD, MS, CEO of Callibra, Inc.

Callibra, Inc. announced today that its offering, Discharge 1-2-3™ ver. 2.9x, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on April 27, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable HOSPITAL 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 have built significant features and content into version 2.9x, which truly makes Discharge 1-2-3 the optimum choice for healthcare organizations who need to automate the discharge process. Discharge 1-2-3 ver. 2.9x was developed with detailed input from medical informatics specialists and board-certified Emergency Medicine clinicians to incorporate the best in clinical insight and a deep level of rich content into an innovative easy-to-use design,” said Dr. Christopher Galassi, CEO and Technical Director of Callibra, Inc. “We have pursued ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification to support ‘Meaningful Use’ requirements as part of our ongoing commitment to our customers as well as improve their operations and patient care.”

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.

For Discharge 1-2-3, ver. 2.9x, the certification number is CC-1112-919860-1, and the solution meets the following certification criteria:

  • Patient-Specific Education Resources, 170.302.m
  • Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions, 170.306.e
  • Security Criteria, 170.302.o through 170.302.v
  • Medication Reconciliation, 170.302.j

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.

About Callibra, Inc.
Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, IL, Callibra, Inc., dba as Discharge 1-2-3, develops health information technology software for emergency departments, hospitals, urgent care, and clinic settings. Since its launch in 2002, Discharge 1-2-3 has achieved rapid and eager acceptance by leading healthcare organizations nationwide, including academic hospitals and community hospitals, as well as military and government sites. An internal clinical staff of eight board-certified, Emergency Medicine residency-trained physicians provide specialized insight to guide the development of Discharge 1-2-3 along sound clinical, ease-of-use design principles. Discharge 1-2-3 instructions contained in the software are also available for use in other systems from vendors such as Epic, Allscripts, and PICIS, to name a few. Instructions are professionally written to be comprehensive, highly accurate, clear and understandable. The content is continually reviewed and updated by our team of physicians and is available in English, Spanish, and soon, Russian, Canadian French, Chinese and Vietnamese. Discharge 1-2-3 is certified as an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Module and meets “Meaningful Use” requirements for electronic discharge instructions, patient education and medication reconciliation. For more information about Callibra, Inc. and Discharge 1-2-3, visit our website at http://www.discharge123.com or contact info(at)discharge123(dot)com.

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. “Discharge 1-2-3” is a trademark of Callibra, Inc.

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