Health Care DataWorks, Leading Provider of Enterprise Data Warehousing and Business Analytics Solutions for Healthcare Organizations, Receives Meaningful Use Certification

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Health Care DataWorks becomes one of the first data warehouse providers to receive certification to calculate and submit quality measures for both inpatient practice and ambulatory practice types.

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This certification means healthcare organizations can now leverage our solution to help them achieve meaningful use and qualify for vital incentive dollars.

Health Care DataWorks(HCD) announces its Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Appliance version 3.2 has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning EHR Modular certification to calculate and submit clinical quality measures for both inpatient practice and ambulatory practice types. The official designation has been posted on the ONC Certified HIT Product List website. HCD is one of the first data warehouse providers to receive certification to calculate and submit clinical quality measures.

“Health Care DataWorks is proud to be one of the first EDW providers to earn Stage 1 certification to calculate and submit clinical quality measures,” said Herb Smaltz, CEO. "This certification means healthcare organizations can now leverage our solution to help them achieve meaningful use and qualify for vital incentive dollars. Working with HCD can be especially beneficial for organizations that have multiple EHRs and whose constellation of EHR modules do not currently meet MU certification or for organizations that are unable for various reasons to upgrade to the latest MU certified EHR modules. Working with HCD simplifies the reporting process for such organizations. In addition, these hospitals could use the EDW Appliance to calculate and submit clinical quality measures on their behalf which gets them a long way toward total compliance.”

The EDW Appliance is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and has been certified for the following meaningful use criteria:

•170.302(o) Access Control
•170.302(p) Emergency Access
•170.302(q) Automatic Log-Off
•170.302(r) Audit Log
•170.302(s) Integrity
•170.302(t) Authentication
•170.302(u) General Encryption
•170.302(v) Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information
•170.306(i) Calculate and Submit Clinical Quality Measures (Inpatient)
•170.304(j) Calculate and Submit Clinical Quality Measures (Ambulatory)

HCDs Meaningful Use Dashboard helps staff and leadership to understand, at a glance, the progress of these metrics over time allowing them to proactively take action.

The EDW Appliance was certified by Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program. As one of the organizations designated by the 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 and modules of EHRs. 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.

About Health Care DataWorks, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio HCD is a three-year old Ohio State University technology commercialization company that pioneered the “Enterprise Data Warehouse in a Box” for healthcare provider organizations. HCD partners with hospitals and health systems that aspire to be high performing, information-driven organizations. Health Care DataWorks delivers the core competency in business intelligence necessary to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights from all their data. http://www.hcdataworks.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.

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