February 22, 2012 – ALERT Life Sciences Computing S.A. announced today that ALERT® EDIS v188.8.131.52, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on 14th February 2012 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable 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.
“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.
ALERT® EDIS v184.108.40.206’s certification number is CC-1112-136060-2. 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.
ALERT® EDIS v220.127.116.11 meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.302(c) Maintain up-to-date problem list
- 170.302(f) Record and chart vital signs
- 170.302(g) Smoking status
- 170.302(h) Incorporate laboratory test results
- 170.302(i) Generate patient lists
- 170.302(k) Submission to immunization registries
- 170.302(m) Patient-specific education resources
- 170.302(n) Automated measure calculation
- 170.302(o) Access control
- 170.302(p) Emergency access
- 170.302(q) Automatic log-off
- 170.302(r) Audit log
- 170.302(s) Integrity
- 170.302(t) Authentication
- 170.302(u) General encryption
- 170.302(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
- 170.306(b) Record demographics
- 170.306(c) Clinical decision support
- 170.306(e) Electronic copy of discharge instructions
- 170.306(h) Advance directives
- 170.306(i) Calculate and submit clinical quality measures
The clinical quality measures to which ALERT® EDIS has been certified include:
- ED-1 NQF 0495: ED throughput: arrival to admission time
- ED-2 NQF 0497: ED throughput: decision to admission time
- Stroke-2 NQF 0435: Ischemic stroke: discharge on anti-thrombotics
- Stroke-3 NQF 0436: Ischemic stroke: anticoagulation for A-fib/flutter
- Stroke-4 NQF 0437: Ischemic stroke: Thrombolytic therapy
- Stroke-5 NQF 0438: Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke: Antithrombotic by day 2
- Stroke-6 NQF 0439: Ischemic stroke: discharge on statins
- Stroke-8 NQF 0440: Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke: stroke education
- Stroke-10 NQF 0441: Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke: rehabilitation assessment
- VTE-1 NQF 0371: VTE prophylaxis within 24 hours of arrival
- VTE-2 NQF 0372: Intensive Care Unit VTE prophylaxis
- VTE-3 NQF 0373: Anticoagulation overlap therapy
- VTE-4 NQF 0374: Platelet monitoring on unfractionated heparin
- VTE-5 NQF 0375: VTE discharge instructions
- VTE-6 NQF 0376: Incidence of potentially preventable VTE
The additional software ALERT® EDIS relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
- ALERT® DATA WAREHOUSE
About ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A.
ALERT® is a comprehensive HIS for all healthcare settings. ALERT® is installed in more than 12,700 facilities worldwide. ALERT® interconnects the activities of all healthcare professionals through workflow concepts based on user profiles. ALERT® is multilingual, touch-screen based, and it has a unique user interface. ALERT® participates at the IHE initiative. ALERT® has been adopted in 11 countries.
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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