BOSTON - April 29, 2011 - Visionary HealthWare, a CompuGroup Medical company, announced today that Alteer Office 8.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on 4/22/2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable 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 this certification is an important validation of our Alteer Office 8.0 product as a leading integrated EHR/PM solution for healthcare providers" stated Gerhard Schutz, CEO of CompuGroup Medical US. Schutz continued, "We offer a choice of EHR solutions to then match the right solution to the customer's needs to address not only meaningful use requirements but to improve the operational processes, patient communication and of course patient care".
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.
Alteer Office 8.0's certification number is CC-1112-961880-1. 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 Alteer Office has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0018, NQF 0031, and NQF 0043.
The additional software Alteer Office relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: FileZilla, CGM Life Health Record, and SureScripts.
In addition to Alteer Office 8.0, CompuGroup Medical also offers HEHR v10 which is a pre-market conditionally CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, and NetPracticeEHRweb 7.02.0, an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified "Complete EHR" by Noteworthy Medical Systems, also a CompuGroup Medical subsidiary.
About CompuGroup Medical U.S.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, CompuGroup Medical U.S. is a family of companies that includes Noteworthy Medical Systems, Visionary HealthWare, CompuGroup Medical SC, and Antek HealthWare laboratory information systems. Offerings include a complete range of solutions to improve physician practice and community health center quality of care and operational effectiveness, comprised of a range of EHR/PM offerings, revenue cycle management, laboratory information systems, community-hub connectivity solutions and practice management productivity tools. To learn more about CompuGroup Medical U.S., visit www.cgmus.com
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. Its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors' offices and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical's services are based on a unique customer base of over 380,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals and networks as well as other service providers. CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers worldwide. Approximately 3300 highly qualified employees in 25 countries support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system. To learn more about CompuGroup Medical, visit www.cgm.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 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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