BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), recently honored SuccessEHS client ARcare for achieving Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). The second highest level of the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM, Stage 6 requirements include advanced uses of health information technology. These requirements include demonstrated use of electronic physician documentation, clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry, closed-loop medication administration and other advanced functionalities.
ARcare is a community health center (CHC) providing quality affordable care to residents of Kentucky and Arkansas. This designation puts the organization in an elite minority; as of May 2013, just 259 ambulatory sites tracked by HIMSS Analytics had reached Stage 6 on its Ambulatory EMRAM. ARcare is not only among this elite group, but is also the first free standing ambulatory practice that is not a part of a hospital system to earn this recognition.
ARcare transitioned to the SuccessEHS solution in 2012 from another EHR system, citing SuccessEHS's excellent track record, patient-centered EHR and local, U.S.-based development and support.
"ARcare is dedicated to using health IT to enhance the quality of the affordable medical and dental care we provide to residents of Arkansas and Kentucky," said Greg Wolverton, Chief Information Officer at ARcare. "We are proud to have achieved Stage 6 recognition, and plan to continue our efforts to leverage our state-of-the-art EHR system's capabilities to enhance care delivery."
"SuccessEHS congratulates ARcare on this outstanding achievement," said Dante Rankart, Vice President of Sales at SuccessEHS. "ARcare benefits communities across Kentucky and Arkansas by providing quality affordable medical and dental care, and we are proud to be their health IT partner."
SuccessEHS is a nationally acclaimed vendor providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions with Integrated Medical Billing Services. SuccessEHS also provides Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Dental Imaging solutions. Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative blend of clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT.
SuccessEHS's SuccessEHS 6.1 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health, with a 5-star usability rating.
SuccessEHS 6.1 is also 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The certification ID number is CC-1112-909422-1. The clinical quality measures certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0043, NQF 0031, and NQF 0034. The additional software used in testing includes Multum, SuccessEHS Patient Portal, ExitCare Patient Education, and Oracle. This certification neither represents an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor guarantees the receipt of incentive payments.
ARcare is a private non-profit corporation developed to provide affordable care to meet the primary medical and dental care needs of the residents in rural Arkansas. ARcare has created a Healthcare Home through a network of primary care clinics, dental clinics, pharmacies, and wellness centers. ARcare's highly-trained doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals provide education and prevention programs to other Arkansas agencies, as well as to patients. ARcare and KentuckyCare are NCQA recognized Medical Homes. Visit www.arcare.net for more information.