FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SOAPware, Inc. announced today that SOAPware 2011 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 14, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 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).
"We are delighted to announce our certification. And we are especially pleased to announce that SOAPware users will be able to incorporate and report on any of the specialty-specific quality measures. This significant milestone again reflects our company's overarching commitment to delivering a certified, comprehensive solution that can actually be used at the point of care in fashions that do not detract from the doctor-patient relationship," said Dr. Randall Oates, M.D. President, SOAPware, Inc.
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more - but not all - of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.
SOAPware 2011's certification number is CC-1112-565910-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
SOAPware 2011 meets the Complete EHR certification criteria as an integrated bundle of EHR modular products. The products which make up the Complete EHR include: SOAPware EHR/PM, SOAPware Patient Portal, SOAPwareXchange HL7.
The clinical quality measures to which SOAPware 2011 has been certified include: NQF 0001, NQF 0002, NQF 0004, NQF 0012, NQF 0013, NQF 0014, NQF 0018, NQF 0024, NQF 0027, NQF 0028, NQF 0031, NQF 0032, NQF 0033, NQF 0034, NQF 0036, NQF 0038, NQF 0041, NQF 0043, NQF 0047, NQF 0052, NQF 0055, NQF 0056, NQF 0059, NQF 0061, NQF 0062, NQF 0064, NQF 0067, NQF 0068, NQF 0070, NQF 0073, NQF 0074, NQF 0075, NQF 0081, NQF 0083, NQF 0084, NQF 0086, NQF 0088, NQF 0089, NQF 0105, NQF 0385, NQF 0387, NQF 0389, NQF 0421, NQF 0575.
The additional software SOAPware 2011 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Surescripts 4.20.
About SOAPware, Inc.
Founded by physicians, for nearly two decades SOAPware, Inc. has adhered to a simple philosophy of delivering affordable technology to healthcare providers. Improving healthcare and the quality of life, by empowering medical professionals and patients with innovative technology and services, is the mission we are committed to achieve. To learn more about SOAPware 2011 visit http://www.SOAPware.com
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.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more - but not all - of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
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