Certification supports hospitals’ efforts to meet Meaningful Use
Stage 1 and Stage 2 criteria, qualifying them for incentive payments
The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“Stage 1 and 2 requirements put a lot of responsibility on hospitals to provide efficient means for patients to view, download and transmit their health information online,” says
MRO’s ROI Online is a web-based solution that allows healthcare organizations to efficiently manage the disclosure of protected health information (PHI). MRO offers options to integrate their patient portal solution with the disclosure management platform, and it is through demonstrating the patient portal capabilities that MRO was able to meet 2014 Edition certification.
“Beginning in 2014, current Stage 1 Electronic Copy of Health Information and Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions criteria will be replaced with the View, Download, and Transmit to a 3rd Party criterion,” explains Borden. “The criterion requires hospitals to provide online access to 50 percent of discharged patients within 36 hours, and five percent of patients must actually ‘view, download and transmit’ their information. We believe our certified platforms will provide clients with the ability to meet those measures.”
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that EHR Modules meet one or more of the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of
MRO plans to test additional criteria and furthermore become certified within the ambulatory domain, as well as to certify its HISP for Transitions of Care. ONC HIT certification updates will be available on the CCHIT website as they occur.