BOSTON, Mass. (Jan. 10, 2011)-Noteworthy Medical Systems, Inc., announced today that NetPracticeEHRweb™(version 7.02.0) was certified (Certification #IG-2351-10-0014) on December 29, 2010 as a Complete EHR by InfoGard Laboratories, an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Noteworthy Medical Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of CompuGroup Medical that serves physician practices throughout the U.S. with advanced technology solutions and support. 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 didn't rush to certification-we were deliberate in our approach in order to produce clinical technology that fully supports physicians' workflow and ease of use, resulting in a very intuitive product," said Rick Mullins, president and CEO of Noteworthy. "Of course, we're proud that NetPracticeEHRweb has been affirmed as a comprehensive EHR solution that successfully meets the highest standards, but we take even greater pride knowing that NetPracticeEHRweb makes our clients successful with powerful yet friendly technology."
When combined with Noteworthy Medical Systems' integrated NetPracticePM, users gain a complete EHR-Practice Management suite-all from one business partner. The suite goes beyond equipping users to fulfill federal Meaningful Use requirements by providing optimized physician office workflow and processes that meet today's needs and anticipate tomorrow's. Noteworthy's NetPractice suite includes an extensive list of add-on modules for care coordination, patient-physician communication and business management needs for any practice size in any specialty.
In addition to NetPracticeEHRweb, CompuGroup Medical also offers Alteer Office® 8.0, a fully integrated SaaS-based (Software as a Service) EHR/PM product, which is a pre-market CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR by Visionary Healthware, also a CompuGroup Medical subsidiary.
Gerhard Schütz, CEO of CompuGroup Medical USA, added, "CompuGroup Medical USA offers a selection of EHR/PM options for ambulatory care providers to improve their patient care processes and equip them for new care coordination models."
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. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
The specific Clinical Quality Measures on which NetPracticeEHRweb 7.02.0 was tested and certified can be found on the ONC website at http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert/CHPLHome
About Noteworthy Medical Systems, Inc.
Noteworthy Medical Systems, a CompuGroup Medical company, provides advanced technology solutions and support for physician practices that optimize clinical performance, streamline staff workflow, elevate the patient experience and improve financial outcomes. Whether requiring only ePrescribing to start or a comprehensive EHR/PM solution, our advanced connectivity options help clients achieve more while complying with the latest industry and federal requirements. For more information, call 877.891.8777 or visit www.noteworthymedical.com.
About InfoGard Laboratories
InfoGard was founded in 1993 with a mission to provide IT security assurance services to our customers. With Independence, Integrity, and Trust as our foundation, we provide high quality independent security assurance services. We are accredited or approved as a testing laboratory by government and industry entities throughout the world and service a wide range of customers. Our staff includes experts in cryptography, computer engineering, software security, systems architecture, health information technology, physical security, project management and information security assurance. InfoGard is independent, self-funded and employee owned. For further information, please visit www.infogard.com.
About CompuGROUP Holding AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies worldwide. Its software products, 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 all contribute toward safer and more efficient healthcare. The services of CompuGroup Medical are based on its unique customer base of nearly 370,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals and networks as well as other service providers. CompuGroup Medical has the biggest coverage among eHealth service providers worldwide, operating in 17 European countries as well as in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and in the USA, and currently employs around 3,200 people. To learn more about CompuGroup Medical, visit http://www.cgm.com
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
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 InfoGard Laboratories 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.