PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (PRWEB) February 17, 2015
Napier Healthcare, a leading healthcare technology and services provider, today announced that the company’s Hospital Information System (HIS), Version 2.1, has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). HIS 2.1 was certified on February 2, 2015 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Deployable on a cloud platform, Napier Healthcare’s HIS solution is a modular, scalable and integrated system that supports critical core hospital functions including clinical, administration, financials and patient management. It is built to empower hospitals with the tools they need to help enhance operational efficiencies, reduce medical errors and heighten the quality of care and patient experience.
“We have invested a significant amount of resources for the ONC HIT certification to enable providers using our solutions to qualify for the Meaningful Use financial incentives,” said Tirupathi Karthik, CEO, Napier Healthcare. “We have always prided ourselves in developing robust solutions following stringent quality guidelines. This certification underscores our commitment to continuously enhance our offerings to help improve patient care through better clinical decision support, care coordination and patient engagement.”
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
HIS 2.1’s certification number is 150012R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
HIS 2.1 has been certified for all eligible hospital certification criteria including: Clinical, Care Coordination, Clinical Quality Measures, Privacy and Security, Patient Engagement, Public Health and Utilization.
The clinical quality measures to which HIS 2.1 has been certified include: CMS 32, CMS 55, CMS 71, CMS 72, CMS 73, CMS 91, CMS 102, CMS 104, CMS 105, CMS 107, CMS 108, CMS 109, CMS 110, CMS 111, CMS 114 and CMS 190.
The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: First Databank, HAPI (HL7 API), iReport, MDHT tool, MedlinePlus, Microsoft Excel, NetTime, Open Health Tool and DrFirst.
The additional types of costs that an eligible provider, eligible hospital or critical access hospital would pay to implement this complete EHR’s capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include, but are not limited to: customization fees, implementation fees, annual maintenance fees, interface development or configuration fees, required and associated third-party hardware and software licenses, implementation and annual maintenance fees, associated third-party database products to support patient education, clinical decision support or other required patient and clinical services, any applicable taxes, levies and surcharges, and remote hosting or cloud hosting charges (as applicable).
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About Napier Healthcare
With Napier’s Healthcare Solutions, hospitals can run their end-to-end operations with complete visibility and control over costs. The Mobility and Analytical solutions offered by Napier are today powering innovative healthcare delivery models in many emerging economies. Established in 1996, Napier’s software has helped midsized, large private and public sector hospitals across the globe. Napier’s healthcare solutions transform the way hospitals capture clinical information, streamline workflow, reduce medical errors and provide analytical insights. Headquartered in Singapore, Napier Healthcare is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization and has a significant presence in USA, along with India, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit http://www.napierhealthcare.com.
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.