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Complete Certification of 4medica Ambulatory iEHR Enables One Patient-Centric View of Enterprise DataSingle, Combined Integrated Electronic Health Record Prepares Physicians to Meet Health Reforms Requiring Data Collection and Exchange From Diverse Care Settings (October 24, 2011)
CULVER CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- 4medica announced today that its 4medica Ambulatory Cloud Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR(SM)) version 10.4 was certified as a Complete EHR on Oct. 20, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB. This complete certification marks a major milestone in taking the company to an unprecedented level of EHR cloud integration distinctive to the health I.T. industry. 4medica now offers physicians a truly integrated iEHR to establish bi-directional data connectivity and seamless information exchange across ambulatory and inpatient care settings.
"4medica offers one of the industry's complete CCHIT certified cloud integrated EHR solutions for both ambulatory and inpatient settings that physicians can rely on to streamline workflow, exchange data, and coordinate safer, quality care," said Oleg Bess, M.D., 4medica's CEO. "Our single iEHR facilitates harmonized care among physicians, hospitals, ancillary services and care delivery organizations engaged with ACOs, HIEs and RHIOs. Having 24/7 access to one comprehensive data view makes possible physician-to-physician and physician-to-hospital collaboration a guaranteed reality."
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 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.
"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.
Regulatory and financial pressures are forcing physician practices to rethink and change how they deliver care, exchange information, and communicate with community providers and patients. This transformation will only accelerate over the next several years as providers comply with health reforms and pay-for-performance programs such as accountable care organizations (ACOs).
4medica's iEHR's patient-centric consolidated view of large-scale, comprehensive information from diverse care settings offers doctors multiple clinical and operational advantages to achieve higher quality care and reimbursement. Additionally, its sophisticated cloud computing archetiture presents an alternative solution to more affordable, faster, easier to use and rapid installation to address meaningful use requirements.
The certification number is CC-1112-401670-10. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT 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.
The 4medica Ambulatory Cloud iEHR meets the Complete EHR certification criteria as an
integrated bundle of EHR modular products.
4medica provides the industry's leading cloud SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) clinical integration platform, the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR(SM)), to help healthcare organizations of diverse types create a seamless view of the patient care experience and drive EHR adoption. The intuitive iEHR platform design integrates with and builds upon disparate systems to facilitate interoperable data exchange across various care settings to promote care continuity. The cloud computing model is scalable, lower cost, maintenance-free, easy to use and deployable in a few months or less, eliminating large capital outlays or resource utilization. This is especially critical for small community and rural hospitals and physician heath organizations of all types and sizes striving to qualify for ARRA incentives and to demonstrate Meaningful Use. 4medica connects 100-plus institutional facilities including hospitals, health systems, physicians, laboratories and radiology and pathology clinics, and its products are used by more than 30,000 physicians. For more information, visit http://www.4medica.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 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). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more -- but not all -- of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) 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.
"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
Angela Jenkins for 4medica
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