September 27, 2012 – ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A. announced today that ALERT® AMBULATORY, v188.8.131.52, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on 26th September 2012 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).
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® AMBULATORY, v184.108.40.206 certification number is CC-1112-136060-8. 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 ALERT® AMBULATORY has been certified include:
NQF 0059 PQRI 1 - Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control
NQF 0041 PQRI 110 - Flu vaccine for >/= 50 yoa
NQF 0031 PQRI 112 - Breast Cancer Screening
NQF 0421 PQRI 128 - Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up
NQF 0056 PQRI 163 - Diabetes: Foot Exam
NQF 0012 - Prenatal: screen for HIV
NQF 0013 - HTN: BP Measurement
NQF 0024 - Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents
NQF 0028 - Tobacco Use assessment/intervention
NQF 0038 - Childhood Immunization Status
The additional software ALERT® AMBULATORY relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
ALERT® DATA WAREHOUSE
ALERT® HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
About ALERT Life Sciences Computing, S.A.
ALERT® is a comprehensive HIS for all healthcare settings and it is installed in more than 12 700 facilities worldwide. ALERT® interconnects the activities of all healthcare professionals through workflow concepts based on user profiles. The ALERT® software product is multilingual, touch-screen based, and it has a unique user interface. ALERT regularly participates at the IHE initiative and ALERT® products have been adopted in 12 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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