Drummond Group Certifies First API Product to New 2015 Edition Criteria

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Authorized certification body takes first step in path to greater patient engagement and data sharing in healthcare industry under new regulations.

Drummond Group LLC, a leading accredited test lab and authorized certification body, announced Tuesday, July 5, 2016, that it is has issued the first certification for the new application program interface (API) criteria from the 2015 Edition Certification criteria of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).

Carefluence has been awarded certification for its Carefluence Open API 1.0 for API capabilities of patient selection, data category request and all data request.

“ONC, CMS and other stakeholders in the healthcare IT community are strongly championing APIs as a key way to share data and engage patients in their healthcare,” said Kyle Meadors, president of Drummond Group. “With this current certification criteria, ONC has begun the steps of standardizing APIs for widespread industry adoption. This certification will be the first of many to come as more developers and clinicians implement APIs into their healthcare IT systems.”

The new 2015 Edition certification criteria support requirements put forth by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Meaningful Use Incentive Program and the newly proposed quality payment programs created by MACRA.

2015 Edition testing and certification is open to all developers. Clients may register now on the Drummond Group website to secure preferred dates and take advantage of benefits exclusively offered by Drummond.
Drummond also provides a free 2015 Edition Decision Guide to give clients a framework in choosing criteria that will best meet their business goals with Stage 3 Meaningful Use. A free, 1-hour exploratory conference call with an experienced test proctor offers another way for clients to experience Drummond Difference and forge a strong partnership in healthcare excellence. This is open to all EHR developers by contacting ehr@drummondgroup.com.

About Drummond Group

Founded in 1999, Drummond Group LLC (DG) is a leader in innovative, global software testing and certification and acts as a catalyst to advance and tie together technologies, standards, security and interoperability in vertical industries – health care, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. Email ehr(at)drummondgroup(dot)com for more information related to our EHR testing services or info2(at)drummondgroup(dot)com for information on other business lines.

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