Radiology information system gains complete EHR certification

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Merge RIS v7.0, a radiology information system from Merge Healthcare, received complete ambulatory EHR certification on Oct. 13 from Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body. Read »

Patient portal receives data security and meaningful use certifications

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GE Healthcare announced on Oct. 5 a pair of certifications for its Centricity Patient Online 12.0 solution that will improve the portal’s capacity to deliver patient-centric service at the point of care, according to the company. Read »

Texas hospitals successfully attest to meaningful use of certified EHR

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Three critical access hospitals in Texas -- Parkview Hospital, Stonewall Memorial Hospital and Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital -- have qualified to receive EHR meaningful use incentive funds from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospitals are using a certified comprehensive EHR, ChartAccess, from Houston-based Prognosis Health Information Systems (PHIS). Read »

Practice Expert EMR receives complete ambulatory EHR certification

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California Medical Systems (Cal-Med)’s Practice Expert EMR was certified as a complete EHR on Sept. 8 by the Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body. The designation deems the software capable of enabling eligible providers to qualify for payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs established by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Read »

EMR for orthopedic practices earns complete ambulatory EHR certification

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Merge Healthcare’s EMR for orthopedic practices, OrthoEMR, earned complete Ambulatory EHR certification on Aug. 18 from Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). The certification covers 2011/2012 compliance with criteria issued by the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Read »

Hamilton General Hospital Meets Stage 1 Meaningful Use Criteria

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Hamilton General Hospital, located in Hamilton, Texas, announced on Aug. 10 that it has met Stage 1 meaningful use criteria for Medicare and Medicaid with the EHR from Nashville-based Healthcare Management Systems (HMS). Read »

Inpatient EHR System Receives Modular Certification

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dbMotion, an Israeli firm with North American operations headquartered in Pittsburgh, announced on Aug. 9 that its inpatient EHR system version 4.2 received modular certification from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). The certification, conferred by CCHIT on July 12, covers three use cases: electronic copy of health information, electronic copy of discharge instructions, and exchange of clinical information and patient summary information. Read »

Clinical Surveillance Software Gains Modular EHR Certification

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Pharmacy OneSource, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, announced that on June 25, its Sentri7 clinical surveillance, documentation and reporting application received 2011/2012 EHR modular certification from ICSA Labs' EHR Testing and Certification Program, an Office of the National Coordinator Accredited Testing and Certification Body. Read »

Hospital CIO confidence level for meeting meaningful use drops

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A mid-November survey of 191 members of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIMES) reveals that hospital CIOs are less confident they will meet Stage 1 meaningful use criteria and therefore not qualify early for EHR federal stimulus funds. Read »