First Microsoft® Cloud Services-Based EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

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Solution will help healthcare organizations of all sizes derive the benefits of Microsoft cloud technologies as an affordable monthly subscription service and qualify for HITECH stimulus payments.

“ generation of clinical computing solutions” Dr. Bill Crounse, Senior Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft®.

Darena Solutions™ today announced that their 1 Connect HePoEx EHR™ has been certified as an EHR Module by InfoGard Laboratories, an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“HePoEx is one of the first EMR applications to be built to take advantage of Microsoft® Online Services™. Customers of HePoEx™ will have the opportunity to experience benefits from this cloud-based solution including: fast deployment, ease of access, and redundancy of datacenters. Microsoft® is excited for this strategic alliance with Darena Solutions™ in providing this solution to the healthcare industry,” says Kevin Miller, Technology Specialist, Microsoft® Online Services™.

“We had two failed EMR implementations and were skeptical of trying to go digital again. We were impressed that the forms and workflows in HePoEx were completely designed to adjust to our workflow and not other way around. This simply represents our current methods turned electronic from paper; so we don't have to learn a new system,” says Dr. Steve Dresner from Urology Associates of Central Missouri, an early adopter of 1 Connect HePoEx EHR.

“We are pleased to offer a certified EHR that brings together cloud versions of Microsoft's most trusted communication and collaboration products and the flexibility of the innovative HePoEx framework to provide cost effective solutions for healthcare organizations of all sizes," said Dr. Pawan Jindal, Technology Evangelist at Darena Solutions.

HePoEx® is a unique framework developed by Darena Solutions to design custom solutions based on Microsoft Cloud technologies. Microsoft Cloud Services are available as an affordable monthly subscription and eliminate the need for spending huge upfront costs on IT infrastructure. HePoEx Solutions help organizations streamline their clinical and administrative processes, simplify referral management and improve provider-patient communication. HePoEx PHR Connector allows organizations to connect to Microsoft HealthVault™ through a simple but secure process, regardless of their current medical records system.

The 1 Connect HePoEx EHR certification number is IG-2426-10-0012. 2011/2012 Certification conferred by InfoGard Laboratories 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.

About InfoGard Laboratories:
InfoGard Laboratories 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).

About Darena Solutions
Darena Solutions is a St. Louis based Microsoft Gold Certified Partner whose vision is to design “People Compatible” Solutions.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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