Dallas,TX (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
PointClickCare, provider of the market leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform for the long-term and post-acute care industries, announced today at the LeadingAge 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo that PointClickCare Version 3.7 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on October 23, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Ambulatory certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 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).
PointClickCare’s "one platform, one version" approach to delivering their SaaS-based EHR means that all PointClickCare customers, representing approximately 9,000 facilities, have immediate access to the certified platform today without any delays for additional software updates or deployments.
"The ONC 2014 Edition criteria offer meaningful upgrades to the prior certification standard. Our approach of delivering the right technology tools at the right time has been a key factor in our ability to maximize value for our customers," said Mike Wessinger, CEO, PointClickCare. "We wish to thank CCHIT and ONC for their support through this process and look forward to the benefits our certification will deliver to our customers and their partners."
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology. Companies offering ONC HIT certified EHR modules may return to test additional ONC 2014 Edition criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later. ONC HIT certification updates will be available at http://www.cchit.org as they occur.
"CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification," said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. "These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives."
PointClickCare’s Version 3.7 certification number is CC-2014-100092-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
PointClickCare Version 3.7 meets the following certification criteria:
§170.314(a)(1) Computerized Provider Order Entry
§170.314(a)(6) Medication List
§170.314(a)(7) Medication Allergy List
§170.314(g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording
§170.314(g)(3) Safety-Enhanced Design
§170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System
The additional software PointClickCare relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
Medispan (no additional costs incurred by provider)
PointClickCare is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform of choice for the LTPAC industry, proven to deliver staff satisfaction, business results, and improved outcomes. The combination of PointClickCare’s intuitive web-based software and value-driven implementation model enables long-term care providers of all sizes, from single independent homes to the largest multi-facility providers, to deliver a higher standard of health care while experiencing superior financial performance. Over 9,000 long-term care providers throughout North America have chosen to trust their business to PointClickCare. ONC 2014 certification #CC-2014-100092-1. For more information on PointClickCare’s proven Software-as-a-Service EHR platform, visit http://www.pointclickcare.com.
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 authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.
About the ONC HIT Certification Program
The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)" as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
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