WoundExpert Receives ONC-ATCB EHR Certification

Software meets 2011/2012 criteria to demonstrate Meaningful Use for incentive funding

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WoundExpert®, the leading software solution for wound management, has been certified as a Complete EHR by the Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved testing entity. By meeting the 2011/2012 criteria, WoundExpert supports the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required for eligible providers to qualify for funding under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"Net Health Systems is pleased to be the first wound care-specific electronic health record to receive certification," said Christopher Hayes, Vice President of Information Technology.  "We have invested more than $1 million to ensure that our clients can demonstrate meaningful use of healthcare technology and are excited to work with our clients to implement these new features."

WoundExpert is a sophisticated, yet simple-to-use, web-based software application for wound care management. Integrated clinical, financial, and regulatory solutions offer dynamic, real-time collection, analysis, and visualization of a wound care program. Features include data collection, documentation, scheduling, assessment, revenue tracking, benchmarking, and electronic patient charting to support regulatory requirements.

WoundExpert version by Net Health Systems was certified on June 3, 2011, Certification ID number: 06032011-1153-8. This Complete EHR 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.

Clinical quality measures that have been certified include:

NQF 0013

Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement

NQF 0028

Preventive Care and Screening Measure Pair:  Tobacco Use Assessment and Tobacco Cessation Intervention

NQF 0421

Adult Weight Screening and Follow-up

NQF 0024

Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents

NQF 0041

Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunizations for Patients 50 Years of Age or Older

NQF 0038

Childhood Immunization Status

NQF 0575

HbA1c Control for patients with hemoglobin A1c greater than 8%

NQF 0059

HbA1c Poor Control for diabetic patients (type 1 or type 2) with hemoglobin A1c greater than 9%

NQF 0056

Diabetic Foot Exam

About Net Health Systems, Inc.

Net Health is the leading provider of clinical information systems in the rapidly growing field of chronic wound care. WoundExpert®, the company's flagship offering, is an integrated clinical, financial, and regulatory software system for wound management. Over 14,000 physicians, clinicians, and healthcare professionals across the U.S. use the software in more than 750 facilities spanning the wound care continuum to improve patient care and facility performance.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company's mission continues to be validated through consistent recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and best places to work in Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.woundexpert.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.

SOURCE Net Health Systems