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PatientOrderSets.com EntryPoint Software Module Achieves Significant U.S. "Meaningful Use" Certification

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 10:45am
The Associated Press

(http://www.patientordersets.com/)

PatientOrderSets.com is pleased to announce that its EntryPoint

software module was certified on May 30th, 2012 under ICSA Labs'

ONC-ATCB Electronic Health Record program. The program ensures

EntryPoint is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The 2011/2012 EHR Modular(i) ONC-ATCB Certification attests that the

software is capable of supporting health care providers with Stage 1

"Meaningful Use" requirements to qualify for funding under the

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the

National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has

designated ICSA Labs, a division of Verizon, as an Authorized Testing

and Certification Body (ATCB) for Electronic Health Records (EHR)

systems that are used to securely share patient information

electronically between physicians, hospitals, and other health care

providers.

As an ONC-ATCB authorized lab, ICSA Labs is responsible for testing

and certifying EHR products and solutions to ensure that they meet the

rigorous standards for 'Meaningful Use' the U.S. government mandates

for this class of products.

Dr. Chris O'Connor, President and Founder of PatientOrderSets.com

said, "Obtaining Meaningful Use certification is an important

milestone in our technology roadmap. This certification will allow

U.S. hospitals to access government funding by using the extremely

cost-effective PatientOrderSets.com solution to improve the quality

and safety of patient care, increase institutional efficiency through

better coordination, reduce disparities in quality of care, and ensure

the privacy of safety of patients' personal information."

PatientOrderSets.com provides doctors, nurses, and other health care

professionals with sophisticated, evidence-based medical checklists

that allow them to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments

for hundreds of medical conditions across all parts of a health care

organization. Implementation of order sets has a proven record of

increasing patient safety while also reducing institutional costs.

PatientOrderSets.com's transformative innovation is used by a

collaborative of more than 180 health care organizations to manage and

store their order sets.

ICSA Labs offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. Its EHR

certification and testing program provides verification that the

certified EHR technology supports "Meaningful Use," and helps health

care organizations protect sensitive and private patient information.

EntryPoint v2 meets the following certification criteria:

-- Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

-- Security and Privacy Procedures

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the

certification criteria include: Microsoft Active Directory, SSL,

iNTERFACEWARE Iguana.

About PatientOrderSets.com

PatientOrderSets.com is a transformative health care solution now used

by over 180 health care organizations. PatientOrderSets.com is a

leading provider of comprehensive order set content and implementation

tools to health care organizations. Order sets are detailed,

evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses, and other health

care professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate

treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a health

care organization. Visit

www.patientordersets.com(http://www.patientordersets.com) for more

information.

About ONC 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 U.S. 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.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party

testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well

as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance,

reliability and performance for many of the world's top security

vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008

registered organization. Visit

http://www.icsalabs.com(http://www.icsalabs.com) and

http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

(i) This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by

an ONC-ATCB 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. EntryPoint v2 was certified on May 30th, 2012. CHPL Product

Number: 120023R00.

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