Solution compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and certified as a Complete EHR
NextGen Healthcare Electronic Dental Record (EDR) Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification
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., a wholly owned subsidiary of . (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today that its version 4.3 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR by the , an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
NextGen EDR version 4.3 was certified as an ONC HIT Complete EHR on May 3, 2013 and complies with all 2014 edition certification criteria for Eligible Providers. The additional software NextGen EDR version 4.3 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes NextGen Ambulatory EHR, v5.8.
The NextGen EDR version 4.3 certification number is CC-2014-345777-4. The clinical quality measures to which NextGenEDR version 4.3 has been certified include: CMS117v1, CMS136v2, CMS138v1, CMS146v1, CMS153v1, CMS154v1, CMS155v1, CMS156v1, CMS165v1, CMS2v2, CMS50v1, CMS69v1, CMS75v1 and CMS90v2. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“We view this ONC HIT certification of NextGen EDR an essential benchmark for performance that should be used by clinical professionals to evaluate the quality of the software they use. As constraints on dentists’ time become more prevalent, our dental clients are turning to technology-driven solutions that can increase practice efficiencies and allow them to focus on delivering quality care to their patients,” said Donn Neufeld executive vice president and general manager of the QSI Dental Division. “To help address this need, we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible solutions for their practices.”
NextGen Ambulatory EHR version 184.108.40.206 (Certification ID: CC-2014-345777-3) was also certified as an ONC HIT Complete EHR on March 1, 2013 and complies with all 2014 edition certification criteria for Eligible Providers. The clinical quality measures to which NextGen Ambulatory EHR version 220.127.116.11 has been certified include: CMS2v2, CMS50v1, CMS69v1, CMS75v1, CMS90v2, CMS117v1, CMS136v2, CMS138v1, CMS146v1, CMS153v1, CMS154v1, CMS155v1, CMS156v1, CMS161v1 and CMS165v1.
The additional software that the NextGen Ambulatory EHR version 18.104.22.168 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: NextGen Health Quality Measures (HQM) version 3.40, NextGen Healthcare Rosetta version 5.8 and First Data Bank.
Other costs that an eligible provider would pay to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: additional license and monthly subscription fees for NextGen Patient Portal, charges for interface development to all external sources and additional charges per provider per year for Healthwise.
“CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn Stage 1 or Stage 2 incentives.”
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria approved by the Secretary of HHS for either eligible provider or hospital technology. Companies offering ONC HIT certified EHR modules may return to test additional ONC 2014 Edition criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later. ONC HIT certification updates will be available at as they occur.
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 authorized 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 certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRs. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at .
The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“CCHIT” and “CCHIT Certified” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit and . Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at , Facebook at or LinkedIn at .