NovoPath ™ Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Version 8.0 Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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NovoPath, Inc. announced today that NovoPath™ Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Version 8.0, is 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as an EHR Module.

NovoPath, Inc. announced today that NovoPath™ Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Version 8.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on December 19, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the 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).

Wally Soufi, CEO of NovoPath stated “We are extremely proud to offer NovoPath™ Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Version 8.0 as a Certified EHR Module to independent, regional, and national reference labs and; to hospitals of all sizes.

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.

“This Certification provides a high level of confidence to our clients that their “pathology data” is disseminated in a way that meets the criteria established for Meaningful Use,” added Soufi.
“Obtaining Certification is an extension of our commitment to providing a comprehensive business approach for Pathology Labs to extend their outreach programs, increase integration with their clients, streamline workflow and reduce the probability of human error“.

“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.

NovoPath™ Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Version 8.0’s certification number is CC-1112-100013-1. 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.

NovoPath™ Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Version 8.0 meets the following certification
criteria:
170.302(g) Smoking status
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
170.304(c) Record demographics

About NovoPath, Inc.
NovoPath, Inc. develops and markets software solutions for the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory market segment that includes local, regional, national, in-house laboratories as well as community and university teaching hospitals and medical centers. Since the release of its flagship product in 1999, NovoPath, Inc. has focused exclusively on Anatomic Pathology. NovoPath's mission is to provide unique and unparalleled solutions and services to all aspects of the Anatomic Pathology sector in a way that improves workflow, reduces the probability of human error, ensures results accuracy for greater patient safety, protects patient confidentiality, and above all, produces more precise and informative diagnostic outcomes. More information is available at http://www.novopath.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.

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