meridianEMR Inc. announced today that meridianEMR, Version 5.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 9, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Version 5.0 has already been distributed to meridianEMR’s client base so that they are ready for Meaningful Use.
meridianEMR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011-2012 Certification
meridianEMR Inc. announced today that meridianEMR, Version 5.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 9, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable 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).
“Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools they need to run their practices efficiently and effectively. Moreover, we have always been committed to partnering with our clients to achieve Meaningful Use. We believe that meridianEMR has the largest client base of Urologists in the EHR marketplace and that the ONC-ATCB certification allows our practices to be ready for Meaningful Use incentives as of today. Version 5.0 has already been distributed to our client base,” commented Michael Custode, CEO, meridianEMR.
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.
meridianEMR, Version 5.0’s certification number is CC-1112-996300-1. 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.
The clinical quality measures to which meridianEMR has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF 0064 and NQF 0031.
The additional software meridianEMR relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: meridianEMR Interface Engine, meridianEMR UROAnalytics, and meridianEMR Patient Portal, and SureScripts.
meridianEMR offers an interoperable EHR solution compatible with physician practice management systems and advanced healthcare analytics. The meridianEMR, Inc. application is CCHIT certified until 2014 and SureScripts certified. The interoperability of the meridianEMR software is driven by the proprietary mXchange™ technology, which services all meridianEMR clients through a private, highly secure, real-time data exchange network. meridianEMR has a user base of over 900 practicing Urologists nationwide composed of a wide range of practice sizes. meridianEMR has had a success rate of over 92% in its EMR solution installations. For more information, visit http://www.meridianemr.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.