Modular certification for Fujifilm's Synapse® RIS marks a significant step towards complete EHR certification
STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Synapse® RIS Version 6.1 has received modular electronic health record (EHR) certification for Meaningful Use for radiology.
According to the HITECH act within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, approximately $1.5 billion in incentives is available to radiologists who use certified EHRs and show that they use them in a meaningful way. Vendors such as Fujifilm submit their health IT systems for testing and EHR certification by an authorized testing agency as set up by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Products receiving modular EHR certification meet multiple criteria, where as complete EHR certification meet all 33 ONC criteria.
"Having our Synapse RIS receive modular certification is a tangible step towards receiving complete certification," said Jim Morgan, Fujifilm's Vice President of Medical Informatics. "This means that our radiology clients can address their Meaningful Use requirements that ensure an improved workflow and allow them to more quickly qualify for the incentives set forth by the ONC. Additionally, Version 6.1, our latest RIS, enables them to use improved tools to pre-set and manage patient dose and offers a new financial management optimization feature designed to improve facility operations. It's a win-win."
About Synapse® RIS Version 6.1
Fujifilm's Synapse® RIS Version 6.1 includes an enhanced dashboard that gives the user an ability to better manage performance in real time. Version 6.1 also includes Synapse® Financials for RIS, which provides a seamless option of incorporating the billing process into the system and a unique feature that will alert the user to dose management concerns for the patient. As with Fujifilm's complete medical informatics product portfolio, version 6.1 for Synapse Information Systems is designed to also run in a virtualized environment which is proven to lower hardware acquisition/maintenance costs and reduce power consumption. It is expected to be available for delivery in early 2012.
This EHR Module 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. FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Certified February 28, 2012, Synapse RIS 6.1, Certification ID 02282012‐1462‐1, Additional software: WinHasher and AxCrypt, Certification criteria: 170.302 G, O-V, 170.304 C.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women's health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., supplies high quality, technologically advanced, FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujinonendoscopy.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.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.
* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.
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