GREAT RIVER, N.Y., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Netsmart Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for health and human services organizations, today announced that its Insight 7.0 public health electronic health record (EHR) software successfully completed ARRA ONC-ATCB certification testing for the 21 ARRA certification tests for which it was submitted, earning a Certificate of EHR Compliance for 19 General and Ambulatory criteria.
Insight 7.0 software, in conjunction with Netsmart's e-prescribing, consumer Web portal and health information exchange (HIE) interoperability technology, will help local health departments meet the criteria and take advantage of the significant funding provided for the Meaningful Use of EHRs. Netsmart plans to complete the 13 remaining ARRA tests by the third quarter of 2011 to make Insight 7.0 software a Complete Ambulatory ARRA-certified EHR. Insight software is unique among ambulatory practice management and EHR solutions because it is designed to meet the specific requirements of local health departments.
The successful testing of Insight 7.0 software included passage of nine required security-related modules and other tests in such areas as health information exchange connectivity, monitoring smoking status, capturing vital signs, plotting growth charts, providing client-specific education resources, generating client lists and reminders, and maintaining an up-to-date problem list.
Testing was conducted under Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. Drummond Group, Inc., is an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB)  named by the Office of the National Coordinator to provide meaningful use certification for EHR systems and applications.
"This achievement further demonstrates Netsmart's full commitment to preparing our software and our custome