Two Krames StayWell Products Receive ONC-ATCB Certification

Krames On-Demand and Krames Exit-Writer Certified for Electronic Delivery of Discharge Instructions, Patient Specific Education Resources, and Medication Reconciliation

YARDLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Krames StayWell announced today that two of its most popular patient education systems – Krames On-Demand, Version 5.0 and Krames Exit-Writer, Version 7.3 – are 2011/2012 compliant and were certified as EHR Modules on May 4, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider and hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“We believe that with the certification,” explained Dave Bennett, Chief Technology Officer for Krames StayWell, “we are helping our clients qualify for the first step in achieving Meaningful Use incentives; ensuring they can get the maximum value from their investments in health information technology while leveraging the superior content assets and functionality offered in Krames On-Demand and Krames Exit-Writer, in their ongoing effort to improve care quality and outcomes.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 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 either eligible provider or hospital technology. “CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

Both Krames On-Demand, Version 5 (CC-1112-388500-2 HOS Domain, CC-1112-388500-1 EP domain) and Krames Exit-Writer, Version 7.3 (CC-1112-388500-4 HOS Domain, CC-1112-388500-3 EP domain) have been certified as meeting the criteria for providing an electronic copy of discharge instructions and patient specific education resources for inpatient and ambulatory settings. Additionally, Krames Exit-Writer has been certified for Medication Reconciliation for inpatient and ambulatory settings.

The complete certifications are as follows:

  • Krames On-Demand, Version 5.0 – CC-1112-388500-2 – HOS Domain
    170.302(m), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.306(e)
  • Krames On-Demand, Version 5.0 – CC-1112-388500-1 – EP Domain
    170.302(m), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.304(c)
  • Krames Exit-Writer, Version 8.3 – CC-1112-388500-4 – HOS Domain**
    170.302(j), 170.302(m), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.306(e)
  • Krames Exit-Writer, Version 8.3 – CC-1112-388500-3 – EP Domain**
    170.302(j), 170.302(m), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.304(c)

** - Additional Software Used in Krames Exit-Writer Version 7.3 testing:
Windows XP SP3 or above for 170.306(e)
Microsoft Access 2003 or above AND Crystal Reports for 170.302(r)
TX Text Control for 170.302(m)

About Krames StayWell

Krames StayWell (a MediMedia company) is the largest provider of patient education, consumer health information, and population health management communications in the country. Combining extensive technology and content assets with vast consumer insights and a strategic approach, Krames StayWell is uniquely qualified to engage consumers across the entire spectrum of their health care experience. Our best-in-class health communication solutions integrate print, interactive, and mobile formats at multiple touch points to attract and retain consumers, improve health outcomes, and lower costs. We deliver measurable results for hospital, healthcare professional, health plan, employer, retail pharmacy, government, and association clients with world-class design, commitment to health literacy principles, and a focus on custom development. For more information, please visit www.kramesstaywell.com.

About MediMedia

Headquartered in Yardley, PA, with 1,700 employees in offices throughout the U.S., MediMedia changes consumer and professional behaviors through superior engagement, education and end-user preferences. Our health information services group creates, publishes, distributes, and syndicates on and off-line health information to help consumers make informed health decisions on behalf of a variety of sponsors, including providers – both hospitals and physicians, payers, and online media companies. Our health management services group provides population health management services which help consumers lower their health risk, enabling employers to lower their risks, utilization and ultimately their health care expenses. And finally, our professional segment derives its revenues from providing online/off-line professional promotion, engagement, and education services targeted to healthcare professionals and their patients.

MediMedia is a Vestar Capital Partners portfolio company.

About CCHIT

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 approved 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 Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.



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Krames StayWell
Bob Abrahamson, 267-685-2519

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