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American Medical Software-EMR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
Dec 21, 2010 (02:12 PM EST)


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.,Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Software announced today that American Medical Software-EMR v22 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 15, 2010 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).

W. David Scott, President, stated, "We believe this certification demonstrates American Medical Software's commitment to our clients that we will continue to develop and maintain our software products to remain on the leading edge of technology and support all regulatory requirements in a timely fashion, just as we have for the last 26 years!"  

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.

American Medical Software – EMR Version 22's certification number is CC-1112-125863-1. 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 American Medical Software-EMR has been certified include:

NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF 0061 and NQF 0064

The additional software American Medical Software-EMR relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: RxNT for 170.302(a), 170.302(b), 170.302(m) and 170.304(b), Intuit Health Patient Portal for 170.304(g) and Filezilla for 170.302(s) and 170.302(v).

About American Medical Software

American Medical Software has been serving physicians of all specialties nationwide for over 26 years. As a privately held corporation, we are very proud that our software systems are robust and versatile in larger practice settings while being affordable for even the small solo practice. American Medical Software – EMR is available as a stand-alone system and is included in our fully integrated Practice Management ULTRA System, which in addition to Electronic Medical Records also features Medical Billing/Management, Appointment Scheduling and Patient Portal. Phone/Web training is included with each new system. All product development, support and training is provided by our staff of trained professionals.  Since our beginning in 1984, AMS clients have repeatedly expressed how user friendly our software is and how helpful our technical support service is.

About CCHIT

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.

"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

SOURCE American Medical Software