Today VitalHealth announced that it has submitted its EHR for Practices version 1.8, designed with Mayo Clinic, for Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification. The company is also broadening its beta testing program for the product and inviting small practices across the nation to participate.
VitalHealth Submits its Electronic Health Record for Small Practices Designed with Mayo Clinic for Meaningful Use Certification; Invites Small Practices to Participate in Expanded Beta Program
Milwaukee, WI – June 23, 2011 — VitalHealth Software, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that it has submitted its VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, for Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification. The company is also broadening its beta testing program for the product and inviting small practices across the nation to participate.
Once deemed 2011/2012 compliant, VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 will be certified as a “Complete EHR” by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), as part of the ONC-ATCB certification program, and in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (H&HS). 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).
VitalHealth EHR for Practices is specifically built for small physician practices, focusing on those with fewer than 10 practitioners. The EHR is designed to not only meet but exceed the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements, providing all required Core measures and all optional Menu set objectives for eligible providers. The EHR technology platform is based on years of extensive research and solution development, while the EHR itself is designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic. In order to assure that the system will be easy to use within the highly-varied work styles of small practices, the interface has significant levels of customization and flexibility, allowing each individual physician to work the way they are accustomed to. This next-generation EHR is one of the first designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.
“By submitting the VitalHealth EHR for Meaningful Use certification, we are further showing our commitment to providing physicians with the clinical and operational benefits of an affordable, easy-to-use, world-class EHR,” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “As a company, our goal is twofold: first, to deliver an EHR that physicians truly want to pick up and use, because it allows them to deliver better care, more efficiently; and second, to help physicians qualify for government incentives. This Meaningful Use submission is an important milestone in achieving both of those goals.”
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet at least one or more of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 is slated for Complete EHR certification in July of 2011.
VitalHealth Software also recently announced that it is expanding its beta program for its EHR, inviting small practices across the nation to use VitalHealth EHR for Practices and provide feedback for on-going enhancements to the product.
For more information about the VitalHealth EHR beta program, please call Melvin Hutchens at (859) 553-3140, or send an email to email@example.com.
About VitalHealth Software
VitalHealth Software was founded as a collaboration between the Noaber Foundation (NL) and Mayo Clinic (US), and delivers web-based software solutions for health management. Our model-driven software platform is used by a growing network of partners. VitalHealth Software has offices in the U.S., Netherlands and India. For more information about VitalHealth Software, please visit www.vitalhealthsoftware.com. For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit www.vitalhealthehr.com, or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit MayoClinic.com or MayoClinic.org/news.
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.