Azalea Health’s Azalea® EHR Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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Azalea EHR helps to ensure providers are ready to meet Meaningful Use requirements.

"This has been a huge team effort, but we are committed to meeting industry standards and simplifying this process for our customers.”- Baha Zeidan, CEO Azalea Health

Azalea Health’s (http://www.AzaleaHealth.com) Azalea® EHR 2 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“The ONC HIT 2014 edition certification emphasizes EHR interoperability and security. Complying with Meaningful Use is a top priority for practices so they can collect incentives and avoid penalties through the use of EHR,” said Baha Zeidan, CEO of Azalea Health. “This has been a huge team effort, but we are committed not only to meeting industry standards, but also to how we translate these complex standards into simple solutions. Our goal is to simplify this process for our customers.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB (http://www.drummondgroup.com) certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Azalea EHR 2, which met the requirements for Certificate of EHR Compliance, is a Complete EHR Ambulatory solution.

“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”

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.

Azalea Health Azalea EHR 2 was certified September 18, 2014. Criteria certified: 170.314 (a)(1‐15); (b)(1‐5, 7); (c)(1‐3); (d)(1‐8); (e)(1‐3); (f)(1‐3); (g)(2‐4), Certification ID 09182014‐2390‐5. Clinical Quality Measures tested: 22v2; 50v2; 68v3; 75v2; 124v2; 125v2; 126v2; 127v2; 138v2; 139v2; 153v2; 154v2; 161v2; 163v2; 164v2; 165v2; 182v3. Additional software used for certification: DrFirst Rcopia, EMR Direct phiMail.

*Azalea EHR 2 may require one-time costs to establish interfaces for reporting to immunization registries and public health agencies.

*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.

About Azalea Health
Azalea Health is a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services. The complete Azalea solution provides Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management (PM), Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) billing services, as well as a Patient Health Records Portal, and a mobile mHealth application. With a focus on patient engagement, Azalea’s integrated solution has the flexibility to accommodate multiple specialties of any size practice and can immediately improve workflow as well as revenue flow. The solution also provides tools and resources to help customers meet their Meaningful Use and ICD-10 requirements. For more information, visit http://www.AzaleaHealth.com or call (877) 777-7686.

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI(at)drummondgroup(dot)com.

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