Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
MEDSEEK, provider of the healthcare industry’s only comprehensive strategic patient influence platform, announced that the latest version of the MEDSEEK Empower enterprise patient portal is now commercially available and certified as an EHR Module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB. The 2011/2012 criteria supports Meaningful Use measures required to qualify Eligible Providers and Eligible Hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The MEDSEEK Empower patient portal helps hospitals engage patients and families in their care by empowering them to securely view, download and transmit their health information and send secure messages, as required by Meaningful Use. It also allows Eligible Providers and Eligible Hospitals to send patient-specific educational materials to patients, in accordance with Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives.
The latest version of MEDSEEK Empower focuses on providing patients with a significantly enhanced end-user experience to drive adoption and create lasting loyalty. The patient portal supports bi-directional, real-time integration with a healthcare organization’s scheduling system(s) so patients have the ultimate convenience of directly scheduling and managing their own appointments. Additionally, the new mobile experience incorporates mobile best practices to make healthcare more accessible and meaningful to patients by allowing them to manage their health securely from the convenience of their mobile device.
“The latest tools of MEDSEEK Empower help healthcare organizations further influence patients to participate in their care when and where it is easiest for them,” said Peter Kuhn, MEDSEEK CEO. “MEDSEEK is committed to providing hospitals the technology to engage patients and families in their care to not only meet Meaningful Use objectives, but to significantly improve compliance and outcomes, which will be required in Stage 3.”
The MEDSEEK team is already well into development of the next version of the patient portal to meet 2014 Criteria for Meaningful Use, focusing on patient and family engagement and security objectives. The next release will be available in early fall and will allow hospitals to be proactive in meeting Meaningful Use and influencing patients for healthier populations.
To view a demonstration of MEDSEEK Empower or to learn more about how the solution can help hospitals influence patients and meet Meaningful Use objectives, visit http://www.medseek.com or email MEDSEEK at marketing(at)medseek(dot)com.
Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on building software to help hospitals and health systems virtually influence prospects and patients before and after a physical encounter. Today, the MEDSEEK Influence platform integrates web, mobile, social, predictive analytics and relationship management solutions to help organizations drive profitable volume, improve individual and population health, increase patient satisfaction and create lasting health-related loyalty. Birmingham, AL-based MEDSEEK is proud to serve over 200 customers representing over 1,000 hospitals including many of the top hospital systems in the United States and Canada.
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 approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.