Picis Perioperative Solutions and Emergency Department EHR Meet Criteria to Help Providers Qualify for ARRA Incentives
WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Picis announced it has received federal meaningful use certification for its emergency department information system (EDIS) and perioperative and critical care products as Electronic Health Records (EHR) Modules to enable hospitals to qualify for federal government incentive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). These Picis solutions have been inspected and achieved compliance with functionality, interoperability and security criteria defined by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology for 2011/2012 to support Stage 1 meaningful use measures.
Meaningful use certification from ONC is an important factor for physicians and hospitals to consider as they evaluate health IT solutions if they hope to qualify for the U.S. government’s incentive funding, demonstrate meaningful use, and meet established criteria for keeping data secure. Picis solutions – including ED PulseCheck 5.0, and OR Manager, Anesthesia Manager, PACU Manager and Critical Care Manager 8.1* – have been certified individually in order to provide flexibility for clients in product selection and implementation.
“Meaningful use certification is important because it supports the ongoing commitment of Picis to help hospitals achieve deeper improvements in productivity, quality, clinician decision support and assessment of care protocols in order to optimize patient care,” said Todd Cozzens, CEO of Picis.
For additional details on certification of ED PulseCheck v5.0 and Picis perioperative and critical care solutions v.8.1 by ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ONT-ATCB EHR), visit http://www.picis.com/arra.
Picis, now part of Ingenix, is a global provider of innovative solutions that enable rapid and sustained delivery of clinical documentation, financial and operational results in the emergency departments, surgical suites and intensive care units of more than 2,200 hospitals in 19 countries. For more information about Picis, visit www.picis.com.
Ingenix is a leading provider of health information, technology and consulting services. Organizations, institutions, businesses and government agencies that comprise the health care system depend on Ingenix solutions and insights to improve their performance. Visit www.ingenix.com for more information.
*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.
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