HCS INTERACTANT Receives ONC HIT Certification

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INTERACTANT v6.9 meets 23 certification criteria.

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“Based on meeting 23 certification criteria, we now offer an EHR with more certified criteria than any other post-acute care vendor." Thomas J. Fahey, HCS President

Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS) announced today that INTERACTANT v6.9 is compliant with the ONC 2011 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on June 3, 2013, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2011 Edition 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).

“HCS is thrilled to have our INTERACTANT v6.9 EHR Module certified by CCHIT for ONC HIT certification®” said Thomas J. Fahey, HCS President. “Based on meeting 23 certification criteria, we now offer an EHR with more certified criteria than any other post-acute care vendor. We believe this certification validates that we are the leading EHR company in the post-acute care market.”

“As bundled payment options and ACO’s evolve, the post-acute care provider community must be able to support ONC’s directives by installing certified applications. HCS is committed to align post-acute care providers with the EHR direction of their referring partners.” added Fahey.

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011 Edition 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 congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate Meaningful Use and earn Stage 1 incentives.”

INTERACTANT v6.9’s certification number is CC-2011-100075-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

INTERACTANT v6.9 meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(b), 170.302(c), 170.302(d), 170.302(e), 170.302(f), 170.302(g), 170.302(i), 170.302(j), 170.302(m), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.302(w), 170.306(a), 170.306(b), 170.306(c), 170.306(e), and 170.306(h).

About Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS)

Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS) has been exclusively dedicated to providing information technology for healthcare providers since 1969. The HCS platform, INTERACTANT, is an integrated suite of clinical and financial modules exceeding the needs of facilities across the spectrum of care including long term acute care, inpatient, outpatient, long term care, behavioral health, and rehabilitation. To learn more about INTERACTANT, visit http://www.hcsinteractant.com or call 800-524-1038.

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 authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT HHS’s Permanent Certification Program, formerly known as the permanent program, for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)” as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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