Patient Portal YourCareCommunity.Com v1 Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

Patient portal’s inpatient, ambulatory certification further strengthens HealthTech’s position as having more measures certified than any other patient portal vendor

Patient Portal YourCareCommunity.Com v1 Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

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, which already has more inpatient and ambulatory EHR certifications than any other patient portal vendor, today announced that its patient portal, v1, has been tested and certified as a modular EHR under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HealthTech is a health information technology company with a family of brands that includes Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS), MEDHOST and Patient Logic.

“Patient engagement and the creation of a care community is one of the tenets of Healthcare Reform and a driving factor of Meaningful Use. With YourCareCommunity.Com, patients are empowered to actively participate in their own medical care,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “Like all MEDHOST solutions, YourCareCommunity.Com is intuitive and simple-to-use. It supports patient-engagement best practices and fosters collaborative care among all participants in the care cycle – provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient and their family and friends. It facilitates the idea of building a ‘community’ in a hospital’s geographic area and puts the patient in the middle of this community.”

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 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.

YourCareCommunity.Com v1 meets the requirements for EHR Modular Inpatient certification and EHR Modular Ambulatory certification. As a patient portal, YourCareCommunity.Com enables patients, as well as any users they authorize, to view, download or transmit personal health information and communicate with their care team, among other functionality. Not only does MEDHOST YourCareCommunity.Com put providers on the path to attestation for the 2014 Edition of Meaningful Use, but it also establishes the foundation for the Company’s community-based model of patient and physician engagement.

This EHR module 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.

YourCareCommunity.Com v1 was certified as a 2014 Edition Modular Inpatient EHR on Aug. 12, 2013, and its certification number is 08122013-2123-5. Modules certified include 170.314(e)(1) and 170.314(g)(1, 4). No clinical quality measures were tested, and Secure Exchange Solutions software was used to certify. In addition, YourCareCommunity.Com v1 was certified as a 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR on May 16, 2013, and its certification number is 05162013-1818-5. Modules certified include 170.314(e)(1) and 170.314 (g)(1, 4). No clinical quality measures were tested and no additional software was used to certify.

MEDHOST is part of HealthTech, and YourCareCommunity.Com v1 was originally certified under HealthTech’s brand and can be found on the as PatientLogic YourCareCommunity.Com v1 from HMS.

YourCareCommunity.Com requires a software license fee. In addition, a one-time implementation service fee and a recurring monthly subscription fee apply. The monthly subscription fee includes HMS support and standard release updates.

is a health information technology company with enterprise solutions and market-leading best-of-breed technologies that deliver healthcare providers and administrators unparalleled value for better managing care and the business of healthcare.

As a HealthTech brand, is dedicated to advancing healthcare IT by developing user-friendly software solutions that improve hospital-wide operations, emergency department care, patient flow, surgery and anesthesia care cycles, financial performance and patient care, safety and satisfaction. Its intuitive, easy-to-use solutions align with end-user workflow.

HealthTech’s family of brands also includes (HMS) and . Connect with HealthTech on , and .

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 .

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