ChartLogic Electronic Health Records Product is Certified
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ChartLogic, Inc. (www.chartlogic.com), a leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to physician practices since 1994, was one of the first vendors to receive EHR certification, Wednesday, September 29, by the Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI). DGI is one of three Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB) accredited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). ChartLogic's EHR certification is a critical milestone for its physician practice clientele who now have the assurance that ChartLogic's products will support achievement of meaningful use objectives.
ChartLogic EHR, featuring PrecisionVoiceTM dictation technology, provides a complete EHR suite that interfaces with more than 125 specialty medical practice management systems, including the ChartLogic Practice Management System. These secure systems, along with the company's implementation and training programs, are designed for ease of use by clinicians and office personnel while supporting improved patient care and safety.
Healthcare providers using the EHR/EMR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating ‘meaningful use' of the technology, a key step in the national initiative to encourage adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers. Those who demonstrate this by January 2011 will be eligible to receive the maximum reimbursement of $63,750.
According to the company's VP of Operations Chris Langehaug, ChartLogic had its certification plan in place by February 2009. "We have developed a ‘Six-Phase Transition Plan' that allows us to quickly help existing and prospective clients get up to speed and demonstrate meaningful use of our certified EHR technology," said Langehaug.
ChartLogic CEO Zubin Emsley adds, "With an industry average of six to eight weeks for implementation, there is a small window of time for physicians who haven't yet purchased an EHR system, yet want to meet the demonstration benchmark of January 1, 2011. To the best of our ability we will help them to achieve this."
Focusing on the Physician Experience - Creating Electronic Patient Records Since 1994
ChartLogic Founder Brad Melis, a healthcare technology IT provider, established the company in 1994 as Task Technologies for the purpose of developing an electronic patient chart. Inspired by one of his earliest clients, Dr. Bruce Jorgenson, Melis and his team spent weeks at Jorgenson's large pediatric practice to study live patient interactions as a basis upon which to design ChartLogic EMR. The result was one of the most-innovative products on the market. ChartLogic EMR did not require the physician to change the flow of their exam room practice, and it allowed for office efficiency only dreamed of by Melis and Dr. Jorgenson.
With ongoing research and development, the company added new features to further improve physician efficiency. ChartLogic EMR with PrecisionVoiceTM, introduced in 1996, includes proprietary software with voice-driven commands, dictation, specialty specific vocabulary, microphones, hardware and training - all optimized to achieve highly accurate voice recognition and time-saving shortcuts. ChartLogic Practice Management and Document Management Systems complete ChartLogic's EHR platform designed for physician practice groups and more than 50 medical specialties.
In 2003, the company was named ChartLogic, Inc., and has continued its focus on developing technology that supports the unique clinical workflow of the physician, while also demonstrating meaningful workflow within administrative functions.
Brad Melis, Founder and Executive VP, adds, "Achieving immediate EHR certification is a validation of our technology and our leadership position in the healthcare industry. Meaningful use wasn't designed to make things easy for physicians, and we have stayed true to our reputation of providing physicians with user-friendly technology that makes meaningful use achievable."
This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
About ChartLogic, Inc.
Electronic Health Records...Better Patient Care since 1994. ChartLogic has helped thousands of practices make the transition from paper to digital medical offices. Guaranteed to meet "meaningful use" requirements, ChartLogic offers two comprehensive electronic health record suites that include electronic medical records, superior medical billing software, document management and interactive patient education. ChartLogic helps physicians provide better patient care through better technology. For further information, visit www.chartlogic.com.
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