ALERT® INPATIENT receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
28 June 2011
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ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A. announced today that ALERT® INPATIENT, v2.6.1.0, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on June 21, 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. Companies offering ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified EHR modules may return to test additional criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later. Companies certifying products early in the ONC-ATCB certification process must quickly adapt their products to meet the evolving nature of the NIST test procedures, particularly for electronic prescribing. ONC-ATCB product certification updates will be available at http://www.cchit.org as they occur.

 

“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® INPATIENT, v2.6.1.0’s certification number is CC-1112-136060-1. 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.

 

ALERT® INPATIENT, v2.6.1.0, meets the following certification criteria:
170.302(a) Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks
170.302(c) Maintain up-to-date problem list
170.302(d) Maintain active medication list
170.302(e) Maintain active medication allergy 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(j) Medication reconciliation
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(a) Computerized provider order entry
170.306(b) Record demographics
170.306(c) Clinical decision support
170.306(d) Electronic copy of health information
170.306(e) Electronic copy of discharge instructions
170.306(f) Exchange clinical information and patient summary record
170.306(h) Advance directives
170.306(i) Calculate and submit clinical quality measures

 

The clinical quality measures to which ALERT® INPATIENT has been certified include:
NQF 0371 VTE-1
NQF 0372 VTE-2
NQF 0373 VTE-3
NQF 0374 VTE-4
NQF 0375 VTE-5
NQF 0376 VTE-6
NQF 0435 Stroke-2
NQF 0436 Stroke-3
NQF 0437 Stroke-4
NQF 0438 Stroke-5
NQF 0439 Stroke-6
NQF 0440 Stroke-8
NQF 0441 Stroke-10
NQF 0495 ED-1
NQF 0497 ED-2

 

The additional software ALERT® INPATIENT 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 12 countries.

 

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.
 

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