Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
Netsmart today announced it has attained ambulatory Complete EHR, 2014 Edition (Meaningful Use Stage 2) certification for its myEvolv™ V 9.0 solution.
The announcement comes less than a month after Netsmart’s myAvatar™ CareRecord™ became the first EHR designed specifically for health and human services provider organizations to achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use certification.
“This certification of our myEvolv™ CareRecord reinforces Netsmart’s commitment to the continued development of the myEvolv platform and strong partnership with our clients in the child and family services, I/DD, social services and behavioral health provider communities,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart.
Netsmart assumed development of the myEvolv solution (previously called Evolv-CS) in January 2013 with its acquisition of Defran Systems. At that time, Defran Systems president and CEO Fran Loshin-Turso, now a senior vice president and general manager at Netsmart, cited Netsmart’s ability to make the investment required to meet Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3 requirements as a key factor in the acquisition decision.
Stage 1 Complete and Modular Meaningful Use certification expires for all vendors on December 31, 2013, so they must successfully pass 2014 certification requirements for their users to continue to qualify for Meaningful Use incentive funds. While some industry reports indicate providers are seeking EHR alternatives if their current vendor is unlikely to meet the 2014 certification requirements, Netsmart is ensuring its clients will be able to continue to qualify for incentive funds. In addition to myAvatar and myEvolv, Netsmart is on schedule to attain Complete EHR, 2014 Edition compliant certification for its TIER®, CMHC/MIS and Insight™ CareRecords.
Behavioral health, addiction treatment, I/DD, child and family, public health, and other health and human services providers are currently eligible for Medicaid or Medicare Meaningful Use funds based on the number of Eligible Professionals (EPs), such as physicians and nurse practitioners, in their organizations.
Certification testing for myEvolv was conducted by Drummond Group Inc., one of the ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) for EHR certification named by the Office of the National Coordinator to provide Meaningful Use certification for EHR systems and applications.
To learn more about how Netsmart can help health and human services organizations qualify for Meaningful Use incentives, visit http://www.ntst.com/meaningfuluse.
Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, recovery-based care with Netsmart CareFabric™, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.
More than 22,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Netsmart clients include mental health and substance use treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, vital records offices, and managed care organizations.
Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for behavioral and public health organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. Organizations can also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit http://www.everydaymatters.com/foundation.
Learn more about how Netsmart and CareFabric are changing the face of healthcare today. Visit http://www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.
myEvolv, myAvatar, CareRecord, Insight and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
TIER is a registered trademark.
This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
Vendor: Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
Date Certified: 12/19/2013
Product Version: myEvolv 9.0
Additional Software: Impriva & MedlinePlus Connect
Certified Criteria: 170.314(a)(2,3,5,6,7,9,10,11,13,14,15); 170314(d)(1,5,6,9); 174.314(g) (2,3,4)
Price Transparency: The additional costs beyond the initial EHR purchase/upgrade in order for an EP, EH, or CAE to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures under the program are:
*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;
*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.