McKesson Practice Partner Receives ONC-ATCB EHR Certification

December 8, 2010 – McKesson Corporation announced that Practice Partner 9.5 is now 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as a complete electronic health record (EHR) by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB,McKesson Practice Partner EHR in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for eligible providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.* Certification was granted on December 6, 2010.

David Henriksen, Senior Vice President/General Manager of McKesson, stated that “Achieving ONC-ATCB certification as a complete EHR reflects our commitment to support our customers’ goals to achieve meaningful use and continues a long history of certification for this product.”

Professional Data Services (PDS), McKesson’s Clinical Value-Added-Reseller of the Year for the 5th straight year, has been supporting the medical community for over 38 years and continues to lead the industry in installation and support of Practice Partner EHR.

Gary Hobbs, President of PDS indicated that “PDS continues to assist physicians and medical practices across the country as they invest in Practice Partner as their EHR solution. Physicians understand that they need a best-of-breed EHR system that will help them to attain Meaningful Use. But more importantly, is a solution that doctors can feel comfortable using on a daily basis and confident in receiving support now and years down the road.”

PDS will be working with McKesson to help coordinate specialized training via webinars for customers seeking guidance in achieving full EHR adoption and the meaningful use objectives.

Updates on Meaningful Use, Practice Partner 9.5 and other stimulus related topics can be found on PDS’ Stimulus page at:

About Practice Partner’s ONC-ATCB Certification

McKesson’s Practice Partner 9.5 is now 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 6, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for eligible providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The certification number is CC-1112-589589-1. 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 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 clinical quality measures to which Practice Partner Version 9.5 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF 0064, and NQF 0061.

The additional software that Practice Partner relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Windows Server® 2008 Server which includes BitLocker® and IPSec for 170.302(u) & 170.302(v); Surescripts Messenger™ Services for 170.304(b) & 170.302(b); Medi-Span® for 170.302(e) & 170.302(a); AMA’s CPT® codes for 170.302(d), 170.304(e) & 170.304(a); and RelayClinical™ Education for 170.302(m).

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a health care services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality health care by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; health care information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients.

About PDS

PDS provides over 38 years of experience with medical practice management and electronic health record solutions for practices at all levels. PDS Cortex, a multi-component medical office management program, gives greater efficiencies in managing patient information, insurance, collections, coding and more. Combining PDS Cortex with McKesson’s Practice Partner (EHR) equips practices with a robust, seamless system that covers everything from the care of patients to the business of cash flow.