Solution compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and certified as an EHR Module
<0> NextGen Healthcare’s Inpatient Clinicals Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification </0>
<0> NextGen HealthcareMichelle Rovner, 215-657-7010 </0>
., a wholly owned subsidiary of . (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today that version 2.6 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an electronic health record (EHR) Module on May 1, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 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).
“We believe that certification of NextGen Inpatient Clinicals is an essential benchmark for performance that should be used by clinical professionals to evaluate the quality of the software they use," said Daniel Morefield, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Quality Systems, Inc. "Meaningful Use is a critical aspect of healthcare reform and our Modular certification and eventual full 2014 ONC EHR Certification underscores our commitment to providing clients with the best possible solutions to ensure their success.”
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that 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 Health and Human Services (HHS) for hospital technology.
“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 federal incentives.”
The certification number for NextGen Inpatient Clinicals version 2.6 is CC-2014-345777-5. 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.
NextGen Inpatient Clinicals version 2.6 meets the following certification criteria:170.314(a)(7) Medication allergy list (Gap); 170.314(a)(10) Drug formulary checks; 170.314(a)(11) Smoking status; 170.314(a)(14) Patient list creation; 170.314(d)(1) Authentication, access control, and authorization (Gap); 170.314(d)(3) Audit reports; 170.314(d)(4) Amendments; 170.314(d)(5) Automatic log-off (Gap); 170.314(d)(6) Emergency access (Gap); 170.314(d)(8) Integrity (Gap); 170.314(g)(2) Automated measure calculation; Medication Allergy list; Smoking status; 170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design; 170.314(g)(4) Quality management system.
Other costs that an eligible hospital would pay to implement NextGen Inpatient Clinicals version 2.6 to attempt to meet Meaningful Use objectives may include but are not limited to: additional license and monthly subscription fees for NextGen Patient Portal, monthly service fees, development interface/configuration fees, and integration fees for which will be listed as part of the 2014 Certified Product’s Implementation plan.
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 a 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 .