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Certification supports Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 7:45am
The Associated Press

NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2012-- iMDsoft(R) announced today that iMDsoft's MetaVision Suite(R), 5.46.40, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on March 9, 2012 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable HOSPITAL certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The MetaVision Suite captures, displays, analyzes, reports, and stores the vast amount of patient-related data generated in critical care and perioperative environments. The system automatically creates a complete Electronic Health Record (EHR), provides workflow coverage across the entire continuum of care, and arms healthcare professionals with timely, accurate, and actionable information. Hospitals worldwide, including 4 of the top 10 US hospitals, use MetaVision to improve care quality, enhance financial results, support research, and promote compliance with government, payor, and hospital protocols.

"With the increasing complexity of regulatory reporting and changing reimbursement requirements, hospitals need powerful and flexible clinical information systems that improve compliance with initiatives such as the ARRA Incentive Program," said Phyllis Gotlib, CEO iMDsoft.

"iMDsoft is committed to supporting our client base in addressing these challenge and receiving maximum reimbursements." 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.

MetaVision Suite 5.46.40's certification number is CC-1112-148830-1.

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.

MetaVision Suite 5.46.40 meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(c) Maintain up-to-date problem list 170.302(e) Maintain active medication allergy list 170.302(f) Record and chart vital signs 170.302(g) Smoking status 170.302(h) Incorporate laboratory test results 170.302(m) Patient-specific education resources 170.302(o) Access control 170.302(p) Emergency access 170.302(q) Automatic log-off 170.302(r) Audit log 170.302(s) Integrity 170.302(t) Authentication 170.302(u) General encryption 170.302(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information 170.306(b) Record demographics 170.306(c) Clinical decision support 170.306(e) Electronic copy of discharge instructions 170.306(h) Advance directives MetaVision's advanced capabilities, such as its decision support tools, enable compliance with the Meaningful Use measures related to its certified criteria. With extensive experience in complex integration, iMDsoft can provide the infrastructure needed to qualify for reimbursements. For example, MetaVision can deliver data to reporting systems and can integrate other certified modules hospitals may already have into MetaVision (ePrescribing, patient education, etc.).

About iMDsoft iMDsoft is a leading provider of Clinical Information Systems (CIS) for perioperative and critical care. The company's flagship family of solutions, the MetaVision Suite, was first implemented in 1999. It has since become a market leader, with implementations in a wide range of ICUs and ORs. iMDsoft products demonstrate a 100% customer retention rate and 100% implementation success rate. Major medical centers across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia use iMDsoft's technology to improve care quality, promote patient safety, enhance financial performance, support research and compliance, and achieve sustainable market leadership. To learn more, visit www.imd-soft.com.

About CCHIT The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)) 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(R) 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(R)) 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(R)" and "CCHIT Certified(R)" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

CONTACT: iMDsoft Anne Belkin, +781-449-5567 Director of Marketing anne.belkin@imd-soft.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: iMDsoft Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 03/21/2012 11:03 /DISC: 03/21/2012 11:03 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120321006032/

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