eCareSoft's Ambulatory EHR Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- eCareSoft, Inc. has received the federal government's "meaningful use" stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification for its eCS Nimbo solution. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

"We're excited about the certification of eCS Nimbo for physician clinics," stated Jorge Luis Camargo, Chief Strategy Officer. "Combined with our certified complete inpatient EHR, we can now offer clients a seamless continuity of care between referring physicians and their community hospitals," added Camargo.

Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

eCS Nimbo™, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory, offers physicians the security and mobility of eCareSoft's technology coupled with a seamless integration of practice management, revenue cycle management, EMR, and e-prescribing. Nimbo delivers the industry's best return on investment for quickly achieving Meaningful Use objectives without the typical workflow disruptions.

"The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward," says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. "We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security." 

This Complete EHR Ambulatory is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, 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. eCareSoft, Inc, Certified 11/17/2011, eCS Nimbo Version 2.0,  Certification ID #11172011‐9383‐5, Clinical Quality Measures Certified: NQF0013, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0059, NQF0067, NQF0421

Additional software used: FTP

About eCareSoft, Inc.

eCareSoft is a market leader in advanced technology solutions for inpatient and ambulatory markets. eCareSoft provides hospitals and their affiliated networks with natively integrated EHR, clinical and financial solutions that are affordable, easy to use and quick to deploy. The company founders have a 15-year international history of providing secure, customizable solutions that advance the patient care process, reduce medical errors and drive profitability. The company's US headquarters is located in Austin, Texas with Latin America offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Victoria, Mexico. For more information about eCareSoft visit us online at www.ecaresoft.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 and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs 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.

eCareSoft Media Contact:
Deborah Kaufman
512-320-0831
[email protected]

SOURCE eCareSoft, Inc.

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