Waltham, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
PatientKeeper®, a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced that PatientKeeper v8.1 software is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on March 17, 2014 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 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
PatientKeeper is ONC-ACB 2014 compliant for 19 physician-facing and security criteria that hospitals must address as they seek to attest for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Other advanced features contained in PatientKeeper v8.1 include a versatile patient list that allows for flexible team assignments and provides views to show various care team and patient relationships; a medication reconciliation workflow optimized for patient transfers between hospital units; and ICD-10 code set support.
Over 70 hospitals throughout the country are relying on PatientKeeper to meet their Stage 2 physician requirements, including CPOE and medication reconciliation.
“By mid-year, PatientKeeper v8.1 will be live at hundreds of hospitals, a number of which plan to begin their 90-day Stage 2 Meaningful Use reporting period in July,” PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient said. “We are excited to be playing a major role in these institutions’ ongoing efforts to make sure that physician satisfaction and efficiency does not fall victim to Meaningful Use.”
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 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.
PatientKeeper v8.1’s certification number is CC-2014-285720-1. 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. The public test report is available at https://cchit.box.com/s/bjz433r5hies0d5vx4pt.
The additional software PatientKeeper relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes First Data Bank (FDB) and IMO Problem (IT) 18.104.22.168 from Intelligent Medical Objects. Implementation costs associated with Professional Services and Integrations are defined on a customer by customer basis. Customers will typically pay annual maintenance and support fees along with annual subscriptions for drug database and medical vocabularies.
PatientKeeper® Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, and KLAS’s 2012 and 2013 Category Leader in “Clinical Portals/Aggregation”. PatientKeeper’s highly intuitive software streamlines physician workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with existing healthcare information systems and EMRs to create the most effective solution for driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. PatientKeeper is used by more than 55,000 physicians across North America and the UK. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.
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 Certification 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.
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