Benchmark Systems Clinical V.2 Receives CCHIT 2011 Certification
07/13/2010

Benchmark Clinical 2.0 exceeds Federal Standards and receives the highest award (5 Stars) for ease of use.

Online PR News – 13-July-2010 – – LYNCHBURG, VA — July 6, 2010 — The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) has announced that Benchmark Clinical Version 2.0 is a pre-market, conditionally CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. During the certification process Benchmark Clinical V 2.0 earned the highest 5 Star usability rating verifying Benchmark’s attention to workflow and ease of use in the design of their software.

CCHIT certification is an essential component in a practices qualification process to receive their share of the $45 billion in EHR adoption incentives provided by the HITEC Act of ARRA. The incentive dollars allowed per physician taper off over a very specific time line starting after 2011. Benchmark is one of the early vendors receiving certification, allowing their physicians the opportunity to receive the full reimbursement allowed by law. The term meaningful use requires that practices provide proof that providers are fully utilizing an EHR in all required areas, (final rules released on 7/13 by CMS and Office of the National Coordinator), before funds can be released to the providers. Achieving meaningful use within a practice may take 6 to 12 months or slightly longer depending on the practice and the installation cycle.

“CCHIT’s extensive certification process not only positions practices to receive stimulus EHR funds but gives the practice assurance that they have chosen a product that has gone through a rigorous review by a panel of practicing physicians and IT experts” said Ernie Chastain Vice President of Benchmark. “We are very pleased to have received 2011 certification status and confirmation that our clinical product is of the highest quality.”

About Benchmark Systems

Benchmark Systems is a leading Internet application services provider offering a fully-integrated suite of solutions, including Patient Portal, Scheduling, Electronic Health Records, Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management at an affordable price. Our suite of software was built leveraging Benchmark’s 32 years of expertise in helping healthcare providers solve profitability and limited time issues. Thousands of physicians in over 120 specialties and sub-specialties use Benchmark’s integrated solutions on a daily basis.

Benchmark’s products can be installed on the practice’s server or hosted remotely at the largest hosting facility in the U.S. Tailored to meet the specific needs of every practice. Benchmark provides services ranging from billing and collections to outsourcing the entire office using our “virtual office management team”.

Benchmark’s staff listens to practices specific issues and designs a “touch it once” solution of software and services that increase cash flow for the practice and physicians. Our passion is to allow doctors to practice medicine, while our experts streamline operations, lower expenses, and increase collections. We are the only vendor in the industry that proves our effectiveness every day by benchmarking your practice’s financial success against other practices across the US that are the same specialty and the same size.
About CCHIT
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(®)) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2006 as an official certification body for electronic health records (EHR). Its public mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified(®) products and Preliminary ARRA certified technology is available at http://cchit.org and http://ehrdecisions.com.
"CCHIT(®)" and "CCHIT Certified(®)" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Marketing Manager
Benchmark Systems
800-779-0902
echastain@benchmark-systems.com
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