NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CredenceHealth announced today that CHlive 1.0 achieved certification for Meaningful Use in Clinical Quality Measures (i.e. eMeasures). CredenceHealth is the first real-time Clinical Surveillance solution to receive this stand-alone certification.
"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.
"This certification is a crucial component of the CHlive product suite for our clients to meet their meaningful use requirements, Stage 1 and beyond. This new module in combination with the entire CredenceHealth product suite creates an even more powerful set of knowledge delivered through our real-time clinical surveillance," said CredenceHealth President & CEO, Justin Lanning.
For all technical details on CredenceHealth's certification visit: http://www.cchit.org/products/2011-2012/arrafinalrulehospital/2853
CHlive 1.0 was certified as an EHR Module on January 6, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible hospital 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).
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.
CHlive 1.0 certification number is CC-1112- 115040-1. 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.
CHlive 1.0, meets the following certification criteria:
170.306(i) Calculate and submit clinical quality measures in addition to all security and IT standards.
The Clinical Quality Measures to which CHlive has been certified include:
NQF 0371; NQF 0372; NQF 0373; NQF 0374; NQF 0375; NQF 0376; NQF 0435; NQF 0436; NQF 0437; NQF 0438; NQF 0439; NQF 0440; NQF 0441; NQF 0495; NQF 0497
CredenceHealth automates Core and eMeasure compliance and identifies emerging complications via a unique Clinical Intelligence Engine. CredenceHealth web-based infrastructure delivers meaningful and actionable clinical surveillance in real-time--while patients are still in the hospital--utilizing evidence-based medical research and best practice standards (e.g., CMS, HITSP, CDC, NSQIP, and other published standards).
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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