GE Centricity Enterprise 6.9 Achieves 2011/2012 Certification

Hospital Solution the Latest in Centricity Family to Receive ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR Certification
ORLANDO – Feb 21, 2011 – GE Healthcare is pleased to announce that GE Centricity* Enterprise version 6.9 is officially 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR February 17, 2011 by Drummond Group Inc. Drummond Group made the designation in its capacity as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Temporary Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Centricity Enterprise supports our commitment to exceptional medicine and compassionate care in our three state, eight hospital system,” said Dr. John Haughom, Senior VP, Clinical Quality and Patient Safety at PeaceHealth, a GE Healthcare partner since 1994. PeaceHealth also uses Centricity Enterprise in its approximate 600-member PeaceHealth Medical Group that supports care in each community served by PeaceHealth. “We are looking forward to implementing Centricity Enterprise 6.9 and believe the solution will go beyond just supporting our organization in demonstrating Meaningful Use. We believe it will also prepare us for the future of patient care.”

Centricity Enterprise version 6.9, including any combination of Enterprise Orders, Gemini Orders, Centricity Enterprise Medication Reconciliation, Centricity Enterprise Discharge Instructions, Centricity Enterprise Patient Discharge Instructions, Menon™ Medication Reconciliation, and Menon™ Discharge Instructions (certification # 1028201043218) meets the following clinical quality measures: NQF0371, NQF0372, NQF0373, NQF0374, NQF0375, NQF0376, NQF0435, NQF0436, NQF0437, NQF0438, NQF0439, NQF0440, NQF0441, NQF0495, NQF0497. No additional software was used in testing.

The 2011/2012 certification conferred by Drummond Group 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.

“Coming on the heels of our ONC-ATCB certification for Centricity Enterprise 6.6.3.2, the certification of Centricity Enterprise 6.9 continues to reinforce our commitment to our customers and our singular focus on customer success,” said Jim Corrigan, Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare IT. “With the certification of the 6.9 platform, our customers are assured that they have robust solutions that will support their MU journey.”

*Centricity is a registered trademark of General Electric Company.

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Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

ABOUT DRUMMOND GROUP:
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to
www.drummondgroup.com.

   

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