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Westbrook's Fortis Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond GroupCertification Confirms That Fortis Content Management Software Meets Pertinent EHR Meaningful Use Requirements (February 21, 2012)
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- HIMSS -- Westbrook's Fortis content management software has received the federal government's "meaningful use" stamp of approval by earning Modular EHR Certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, Fortis is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Fortis v. 2.5 Service Pack 2, which met the requirements for ambulatory and inpatient modular EHR, is content management software that is being used successfully in hospitals, medical offices, clinics and pharmaceutical companies. The software captures and archives a variety of information formats from paper and electronic forms, EOBs, handwritten notes and emails to X-rays, audio and video. This information can be shared between locations and departments or made part of an automated workflow. Fortis integrates with other business and healthcare management software and provides secure Web access to information to improve service to patients, insurance companies and healthcare staff.
"This certification of Fortis confirms that our software meets recognized healthcare industry benchmarks for interoperability, integration and data security," said Einar Haukeland, CEO and president of Westbrook. "Healthcare providers can now leverage our software to not only improve administrative functions and reduce operational costs, but to also achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA."
Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
"The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge -- as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience," said Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. "We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward. We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security."
This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
Westbrook Technologies, Inc., Certified on 2/16/2012, Fortis 2.5 Service Pack 2, Certification ID numbers: 02162012-4541-8 (Ambulatory 170.302 0-V; 170.304 C; 02162012-4542-8 (In-Patient 170.302 0-V; 170.306 B, E, H)
About Westbrook Technologies
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Branford, CT, Westbrook Technologies helps organizations of all sizes manage their documents and data to make people's work lives easier. The company is the developer of Fortis content management software in use at thousands of customer sites worldwide to capture, index, store and retrieve critical information -- instantly and securely. Its new FortisBlue product line, accessed from the Internet, has an intuitive interface to make daily document management tasks effortless. For more information, call (203) 483-6666 or visit westbrooktech.com.
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.
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