ALERT Life Sciences Computing S.A.’s ALERT® EHR Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group
24 February 2015
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February 24, 2015 – V.N. Gaia, Portugal – ALERT Life Sciences Computing S.A.’s ALERT® EHR has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program.


This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


"This certification shows our commitment to the U.S. market. ALERT® is a top product that can make a significant contribution to healthcare in America," says M. Jorge Guimarães, ALERT’s Founder and President.


Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.


ALERT® EHR, which met the requirements for both 2014 Complete Ambulatory and Inpatient EHR Certification, creates clinical paper-free environments in Hospitals and Private Practices. This global and comprehensive solution makes it possible to document, integrate and review all information relating to patient care and to the clinical facility’s operations, with real time input. With touchscreen technology, it includes specialized applications per clinical environment and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical processes.


"Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry."


"This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."


ALERT® EHR - Complete EHR Ambulatory

Vendor: ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A.

Date Certified: 11/21/2014

Product Version: v2.6.4

Certification ID Number: 11212014-2701-1

Additional software used: MyALERT®

Criteria Certified: 170.314(a)(1-15); (b)(1-5, 7); (c)(1-3); (d)(1-8); (e)(1-3); (f)(1-3); (g)(2-4)

Clinical Quality Measures Certified: CMS62v2; CMS122v2; CMS123v2; CMS 125v2; CMS138v2; CMS147v2; CMS154v2; CMS155v2; CMS156v2; CMS165v2; CMS166v3.


ALERT® EHR - Complete EHR Inpatient

Vendor: ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A.

Date Certified: 11/21/2014

Product Version: v2.6.4

Certification ID Number: 11212014-2702-1

Additional software used: MyALERT®

Criteria Certified: 170.314(a)(1-17); (b)(1-7); (c)(1-3); (d)(1-8); (e)(1); (f)(1-4); (g)(2-4)Clinical Quality Measures Certified: CMS30v3; CMS55v2; CMS71v3; CMS72v2; CMS91v3; CMS100v2; CMS102v2; CMS104v2; CMS105v2; CMS107v2; CMS108v2; CMS109v2; CMS110v2; CMS111v2; CMS114v2; CMS190v2.


ALERT® EHR requires a software license fee, implementation service fee and a recurring maintenance fee (monthly, quarterly or annual fee depending on Customer contract and preferences). Maintenance includes support and software upgrades. Healthcare organizations using ALERT® EHR agree to use the product in hospital contexts.

ALERT® EHR may also be delivered on a Software as a Service model, requiring a subscription fee and implementation costs. Subscription includes software usage, ALERT support and software upgrades.
This certified product-version requires:
- one-time or recurring costs (annual, quarterly or monthly, depending on Customer contract and preferences) to support the patient portal (170.314.e.1, 170.314.e.3);
- one-time costs to establish interfaces for reporting to immunization registries and public health agencies (170.314.f.2, 170.314.f.3) depending on Customer contract and preferences;
- transactional costs or recurring costs (annual, quarterly or monthly, depending on Customer contract and preferences) for transitions of care summaries (170.314.b.1), which must be assessed with each Customer based on their specific communication needs;
- an internet connection. Any healthcare organization that wishes to connect with ALERT® must comply with the same standards met by ALERT® or those specified by ONC for this particular use/product. In order to meet the ONC requirements for certification ALERT® cannot deviate from this standard. 
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About ALERT Life Sciences Computing S.A.


ALERT Life Sciences Computing (ALERT) is a privately owned company founded in 1999 by M. Jorge Guimarães, M.D., Ph.D., a physician and scientist, winner of the 1998 BIAL Award in Medicine. Solely dedicated to healthcare, the company currently offers a holistic solution represented by a single product that is differently configured and implemented worldwide. ALERT has a permanent multidisciplinary team of 350 professionals and product adoption in 13 countries. Web and cloud enabled, ALERT® solutions are configuration variants of a single product, with only one code development line characterized by its capacity to be locally configured in each market. ALERT® software has been adopted by over 500 healthcare facilities, is available in 6 languages and is used by over 60 000 certified healthcare professionals.


About Drummond Group Inc.


Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries.  In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit or email

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