iPatientCare - Medical Communication Systems Participates in Pilot Tests for CCHIT's Clinical Research EHR Certification Program

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Medical Communication Systems Inc. (MCS), a privately-held medical informatics company, announced recently that it participated through its iPatientCare EHR in pilot tests for The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology's (CCHIT®) new electronic health record (EHR) certification program in Clinical Research.

Medical Communication Systems Inc. (MCS), a privately-held medical informatics company, announced recently that it participated through its iPatientCare EHR in pilot tests for The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology's (CCHIT®) new electronic health record (EHR) certification program in Clinical Research. CCHIT also recently launched EHR certification programs in Women’s Health (obstetrics) and Oncology.

The new certifications are part of the CCHIT Certified® 2011 certification programs, which include a rigorous inspection of integrated EHR functionality, interoperability and security according to criteria independently developed by the CCHIT's multi-stakeholder, expert work groups using CCHIT's published testing methods. The pilot tests in which MCS participated are conducted as an inspection to assist in ensuring the validity of certification test steps.

iPatientCare is an innovative EHR and integrated Practice Management solution. It enables healthcare providers to make primary care accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated and effective while bringing patient to the center of the healthcare system.

"We agree with CCHIT's mission of 'accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology' and were excited to take part in the pilot tests," explained Udayan Mandavia, President and CEO of MCS - iPatientCare. “We serve oncology and many other specialties, and our health information exchange supports Integrating Healthcare Enterprise’s (IHE) standards which enables physicians’ participation in clinical research activities side-by-side while delivering patient care. iPatientCare has been deeply involved in evolving and implementing standards within the industry and is committed to remain compliant with the most recent standards and certifications.”

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology. For more information visit http://www.cchit.org.

About iPatientCare
iPatientCare is a privately held medical informatics company based in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The company is known for its Web-based Unified System, which integrates Electronic Health/Medical Record and Practice Management including Patient Portal and Mobile solutions that serve the ambulatory, acute/sub acute, emergency and home health market segments. iPatientCare EHR was among the first to be certified by CCHIT in July 2006 and is currently CCHIT 2011 Fully Certified and ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified Complete EHR for Meaningful Use. The company has won numerous awards for its EHR technology and is recognized as an innovator in the field, being the first vendor to offer an EHR on a handheld device, the first to offer a SaaS (Software as a Service) based EHR product and is selected as a preferred Unified – EHR and PM - System by numerous Regional Extension Centers (REC), hospitals/health systems and academies.

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