Gulfstream Healthcare Technology GHT's Ambulatory EHR product receives an ONC-ATCB-CCHIT 2011-2012 complete EHR certification.
Online PR News – 22-March-2011 – – Gulfstream Healthcare Technology, LLC announced today that GHT EMR, version 5.4, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on February 9, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable ELIGIBLE PROVIDER 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).
“Understanding that ONC-ATCB certified product is required to be eligible for incentive payments, the product is specifically designed by people who precisely identify and cognize the practice requirements,” says, Dr. Mangar, CEO of GHT. He further adds, “Our product has met all the required criteria and we believe this certification validates us to be a leading EHR company. We have passed all the 31 mandatory criteria ranging from 170.302(a) to (v) and 170.304(a) to (j). We are very pleased to have achieved this certification and look forward to more clients who would implement our solution.”
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.
GHT EMR, version 5.4’s certification number is CC-1112-620830-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by 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. The clinical quality measures to which GHT EMR has been certified includes:
• NQF 0013
• NQF 0024
• NQF 0028
• NQF 0031
• NQF 0034
• NQF 0038
• NQF 0041
• NQF 0043
• NQF 0421
The additional software GHT EMR relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes NewCrop and Patient Portal.
Founded in 2009, Gulfstream Health Technology (GHT) encompasses Gulfstream EMR, Gulfstream Billing, covers specialties like Critical Care, Anesthesia, Pain Management and the Florida State-wide RHIO, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. GHT provides electronic delivery technology, interface services for physician practices EHRs and institutional software and its own electronic health record. GHT is dedicated to the improvement of care and the reduction of medical cost. For additional information about GHT, please visit www.gulfstreamht.com.
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.
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