ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, today announced that the Company's A.D.A.M. Health Content Exchange, including A.D.A.M.'s SmartCare patient education program, has been officially certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) within eClinicalWorks V10 Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution. EHR technology certified in CCHIT's ONC HIT Certification Program meets U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requirements supporting meaningful use.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a United States federal statute signed into law on March 23, 2010. A new electronic health record mandate was added to PPACA to ensure the protection of privacy, while streamlining the medical record system. This electronic records mandate is set to take effect in 2014. Currently the ACA requires that clinicians provide patients with "patient-specific education" with the inclusion of this capability being a must for an EHR vendor to be certified by CCHIT.
Through its partnership with eClinicalWorks, A.D.A.M.'s SmartCare™ will be available to all physicians using eClinicalWorks, to help them provide patients with detailed and robust patient education material. Bolstered by A.D.A.M.'s award-winning images and evidence-based content, SmartCare gives clinicians instant access to thousands of clinically-accurate patient education articles for every stage of the continuum – before, during and after care. The articles are written by leading medical experts and reviewed to meet national health literacy guidelines, complete with award-winning A.D.A.M. images. SmartCare also meets The Joint Commission standards for plain language and available information, is HL7/infobutton-friendly, and navigation is enabled via keyword, ICD-9, ICD-10, SnoMed, Loinc, RxNorm, NDC and/or CPT codes to access articles.
Vice President of A.D.A.M. Soula Chronopoulos said, "We have created the next generation of Patient Education and this CCHIT certification will showcase our interoperability along with our numerous methodologies to deliver it to all aspects of the healthcare industry."
As the healthcare industry continues to implement the Affordable Care Act, EHRs have become the cornerstone in managing a patient's health, not just documenting it. To that end, A.D.A.M. has created robust, interactive patient content that helps the clinician manage and coordinate the patient's care and helps the patient understand how to better comply with their own care. A.D.A.M.'s comprehensive content coupled with its contemporary technology and easy-to-use interface has proven to be a leader in assisting clinicians in educating patients on complex medical subjects, while providing them with a better understanding of how and what they should do to increase positive outcomes.
With its team of in-house educators, medical writers, editors, programmers, and medical illustrators, A.D.A.M. develops exciting interactive solutions for educators, health professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, medical students, search engines, media, hospitals, insurance companies, patients and consumers etc. on an on-Demand basis.
eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With organizations across all 50 states relying on its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Ten eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past six years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is the second largest vendor in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. For more information, please visit healow.com, eclinicalworks.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.
About Ebix, Inc. and A.D.A.M.
A.D.A.M. is a business unit of Ebix focused on providing innovative multimedia health content trusted by best-in-class websites, consumer health portals, healthcare, biomedical, medical device, pharmaceutical, and education organizations.
A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (Nasdaq:EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.
With 30+ offices across Brazil, Singapore, Australia, the U.S., New Zealand, India and Canada, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com.
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