SaaS-based Electronic Medical Record Solutions Meet Physician Requirements for Meaningful Use
ClearPractice, a provider of innovative software solutions for physicians and medical groups, announce that Version 3.0 of its Electronic Medical Records solution has received the federal government's “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning ONC-ATCB certification.
This designation officially deems its solution capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EMR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“At ClearPractice, our mission is to remove the many impediments doctors currently face as they look to incorporate EMR technology within their practice by offering them solutions that are easy to purchase, implement, learn and use,” says Joel Andersen, president of ClearPractice. “Cost has certainly been a substantial barrier for many independent physician practices, and Drummond Group's rigorous evaluation and certification of our software assures physicians they are not only adopting a state of the art EMR system but also one that qualifies them for incentive funds under ARRA.”
Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and 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.
ClearPractice Version 3.0, which met the requirements for ONC-ATCB certification, includes scheduling, charting, prescribing, inpatient rounds, lab review/ordering, messaging and more. The product also seamlessly integrates with the company's SaaS-based billing system so charges are automatically captured, scrubbed, and electronically submitted for payment. In conjunction with these solutions, ClearPractice also offers Nimble, a comprehensive EMR application for the iPad connecting either through a wireless or 3G connection to ClearPractice's SaaS environment.
“With the advent of meaningful use regulations, health information technology is now a critical part of healthcare's future in the United States. Electronic medical records will be a driving force behind coming changes in the quality, cost and efficiency of care,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group, Inc. “Drummond Group is ready to help transform the industry by providing sophisticated software testing services to ensure vendors and care providers are offering systems capable of meeting these meaningful use standards, allowing providers to obtain incentive funds and leverage the rich functionality required to propel the industry forward.”
ClearPractice provides innovative web-based (SaaS) software solutions to physicians, medical groups, and other healthcare organizations. The company's integrated solutions include electronic medical record (EMR) software accessible via web browser, iPad, or iPhone, as well as practice management, electronic prescribing, and personal health record solutions. ClearPractice is a member of the EGHC family of healthcare companies, proudly serving thousands of physicians and healthcare organizations nationwide. For more information, visit www.clearpractice.com or call 877-943-6379. To learn more about ClearPractice, please visit www.clearpractice.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ClearPractice.
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.