MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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MEDSEEK's latest release of strategic patient engagement software receives Meaningful Use certification

"What is really exciting about version 4.0 is that it anticipates many of the proposed rules for the 2014 edition of ONC criteria intending to support Meaningful Use Stage 2."
Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO

MEDSEEK announced today that its eHealth ecoSystem, Version 4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on March 15, 2012 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital and Eligible Provider 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).

“MEDSEEK is committed to providing hospitals the tools they need to engage patients and to meet Meaningful Use,” said Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO. “The ONC-ATCB certification of the eHealth ecoSystem version 4.0, following on from last year's certification of version 3.4 is strategically important for MEDSEEK and our customers."

Kuhn added, "What is really exciting about version 4.0 is that it anticipates many of the proposed rules for the 2014 edition of ONC criteria intending to support Meaningful Use Stage 2. The enriched Medical and Health Record allows patients to view personal health information such as allergies, immunizations, tests, medications, and more, in an easy-to-understand format. Patients can upload and edit their own data, communicate with their care team to ensure data is accurate, and see graphs of historical data so they can track blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol, weight and alcohol and tobacco usage. Additionally, version 4.0 provides hospitals batch enrollment options, integrates Continuity of Care Document (CCD) data to Microsoft® HealthVault® and offers enhanced integration to hospitals’ health information (HIS) systems. With MEDSEEK’s advanced analytics and our ability help hospitals to find patients and predict their needs using the ePatient Engagement Propensity Index, we see this as a significant step forward that further enables our hospital customers to engage patients and equip them to manage their health."

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.

The eHealth ecosystem Version 4.0’s certification numbers are CC-1112-600720-2 and CC-1112-600720-1. 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.

MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem, Version 4.0, meets the following certification criteria for Hospitals:

  • Patient Specific Education Resources 170.302(m)
  • Access Control 170.302(o)
  • Emergency Access 170.302(p)
  • Automatic Log-Off 170.302(q)
  • Audit Log 170.302(r)
  • Integrity 170.302(s)
  • Authentication 170.302(t)
  • General Encryption 170.302(u)
  • Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information 170.302(v)

MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem, Version 4.0, meets the following certification criteria for Eligible Providers:

  • Patient Specific Education Resources 170.302(m)
  • Access Control 170.302(o)
  • Emergency Access 170.302(p)
  • Automatic Log-Off 170.302(q)
  • Audit Log 170.302(r)
  • Integrity 170.302(s)
  • Authentication 170.302(t)
  • General Encryption 170.302(u)
  • Encryption when Exchanging Electronic Health Information 170.302(v)
  • Timely Access 170.304(g)

The additional software MEDSEEK’s eHealth ecoSystem relied upon to demonstrate compliance included the HIE Multimedia Encyclopedia by A.D.A.M. in order to meet the Education Resources criteria.

About MEDSEEK
Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on creating a 360-degree optimal eHealth experience for patients, clinicians and administrative staff by removing traditional integration and communication barriers, workflow roadblocks and redundant processes. Used by more than 1000 hospitals and health systems, MEDSEEK’s strategic patient and engagement and management solutions and predictive analytics technology enable hospitals to execute enterprise-wide objectives by improving quality of care, uncovering new sources of revenue, informing capital expenditure decisions and generating meaningful loyalty among physicians and patients with a low-risk, high-return investment that leverages existing IT investments and infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.medseek.com or call 1.888.MEDSEEK.

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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