Salar’s Clinical Documentation and Billing Solutions Receive EHR Module Certification by Drummond Group

Enables Users of TeamNotes and TAP Charge Capture v5.0 Solutions to Improve Patient Care and Qualify for Meaningful Use Financial Incentives

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Salar, Inc., a provider of physician-friendly clinical documentation and charge capture solutions, has earned EHR Modular certification for its TeamNotes and TAP Charge Capture software solutions. The designation officially deems Salar’s solutions capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, TeamNotes and TAP Charge Capture are 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The certification enables healthcare providers leveraging Salar’s software to significantly improve their quality of care, achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA.

“Salar’s highly customizable clinical documentation and billing solutions help create a more efficient and comprehensive workflow for physicians and providers,” said Todd Johnson, President of Salar. “This certification ensures TeamNotes and TAP Charge Capture users that Salar’s solutions can help them achieve their productivity, financial and patient safety improvement goals.”

TeamNotes enhances clinical productivity by giving physicians powerful electronic documentation tools that eliminate paper-based notes. A fully customizable user interface empowers physicians to work the way they want, saving them time and achieving a more accurate and comprehensive clinical document. As an overlay to a hospital’s existing information systems, every TeamNotes document is available in the EMR for access by physicians and clinical staff.

TAP Charge Capture increases efficiency and enhances revenue by capturing and completing charges at the point of care. Electronically captured charges, along with compliant CPT and supporting ICD codes, are automatically routed to back-end billing systems, eliminating labor-intensive, error-prone manual billing processes. By integrating with TeamNotes, TAP seamlessly links physician documentation and billing to ensure physicians and billing staff that every charge is captured from every patient visit.

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and 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.

“The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We’re ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward,” says Rick Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group.

This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary 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. Vendor name, Date Certified, Product Version, Certification ID number, Clinical Quality Measures Certified, any additional software relied upon to certify, where applicable the certification criteria to which each EHR modules has been tested and certified.

About Salar:

Salar delivers the healthcare industry's most flexible and physician-centric inpatient documentation and billing solutions. Each Salar product provides a highly customizable physician interface that integrates easily with existing electronic medical record systems. With Salar, physicians and hospitals alike achieve notable productivity, financial and patient safety improvements. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Baltimore, Salar’s solutions are used by many prominent hospitals including Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the George Washington University, PinnacleHealth and others. For more information, please call 1-888-577-2527 or visit www.salarinc.com.

About Drummond Group

Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.



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