Healthcare Management Systems’ EHR v12 Receives Complete Inpatient EHR ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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Healthcare Management Systems’ EHR v12 Receives Complete Inpatient EHR ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. v12 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program as a 2014 Edition Complete Inpatient Electronic Health Record (EHR). The EHR software from Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HMS is one of the first EHR providers to receive the 2014 Edition Complete Inpatient EHR certification, which reflects HMS’ market leadership and progressive approach to creating value for the community and specialty hospitals that use HMS’ clinical and financial software. Included with the designation of a Complete Inpatient EHR is HMS’ physician documentation application, patient portal and business intelligence solutions. As a comprehensive enterprise solution, the HMS EHR is powerful, easy-to-use technology that can be rapidly deployed in both conventional and hosted environments.

“Receiving the Complete EHR certification not only validates the patient care, safety and operational value that our EHR delivers, but it also proves that HMS’ enterprise EHR aligns with the most stringent of regulations in the industry,” said Steve Starkey, president of HMS. “Providers must have high-quality tools to help improve the quality, safety and efficient delivery of patient care. The HMS enterprise EHR does that, as evidenced by our complete EHR having passed some of the healthcare industry’s most rigorous testing.”

HMS’ physician documentation application, patient portal and business intelligence solutions are designed to address needs far into the future. These solutions go beyond meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 guidelines to ensure better patient-physician interaction, coordination of care and decisions for successful clinical outcomes and enterprise success.

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the Meaningful Use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating Meaningful Use of the certified technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. v12, which met the requirements for Complete Inpatient EHR certification, is designed to provide community hospitals with the efficient tools they need to improve the clinical documentation process as a component of enhancing overall patient care, safety and satisfaction. The EHR from HMS helps put providers on the path to attestation for the 2014 Edition of Meaningful Use, and helps them comply with the federal government’s healthcare IT guidelines.

This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition-compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department 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.

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. v12 was certified as a 2014 Edition Complete Inpatient EHR on June 13, 2013, and its certification number is 06132013‐1819‐5. Modules certified include 170.314(a)(1‐17); 170.314(b)(1‐7); 170.314(c)(1‐3); 170.314(d)(1‐8); 170.314(e)(1); 170.314(f)(1‐4); and, 170.314(g)(1‐4). Clinical quality measures tested include CMS32v1, CMS55v1, CMS71v1, CMS72v1, CMS73v1, CMS91v1, CMS102v1, CMS104v1, CMS105v1, CMS107v1, CMS108v1, CMS109v1, CMS110v1, CMS111v1, CMS114v1 and CMS190v1. Additional software used includes Microsoft Excel, ExitCare Vs. 7.7, Secure Exchange Solutions, and DrFirst Rcopia.

Select applications require a software license fee. For all applications, a one-time implementation service fee and a recurring monthly maintenance fee apply. Maintenance includes HMS support, standard release updates and certain third-party subscription fees. Other select third-party application and support service fees are billed monthly or annually by HMS, as applicable.

(HMS) delivers enterprise-wide value with its portfolio of proprietary clinical and financial software developed exclusively for community and specialty hospitals. The HMS portfolio also includes departmental solutions for surgery management and the emergency department. Founded in 1984, HMS currently serves more than 700 community hospitals, multi-entity healthcare organizations and behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care facilities. HMS is part of , a health information technology company with a family of brands that also includes and .

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Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit or email .