ClearPractice Version 3.0 Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

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.”

About ClearPractice

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 or call 877-943-6379. To learn more about ClearPractice, please visit or follow us on Twitter at

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

This ClearPractice Version 3.0 complete EMR for the Ambulatory care setting is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Certification ID 12152010-2155-1 was received on December 15, 2010. Contacts Lois Paul & Partners Brittany McLaughlin, 781-782-5833 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Healthcare Technology News: Russian Hospitals Digitize Medical Information, Improve Access to Patient Data With IBM Technology

Russian Hospitals Digitize Medical Information, Improve Access to Patient Data With IBM Technology

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on the 11th Jan 2011 that multiple hospitals throughout Russia have switched from paper-based medical systems to a new solution from IBM and Complex Medical Information Systems (C-MIS) to provide fast electronic medical record exchange and unified access to many types of healthcare data, allowing doctors and medical staff to share information and access tests and lab results instantly to improve decision making. Designed to help hospitals use all their information more effectively and provide patients higher quality care, the system was first used at the Municipal S.Z. Fisher Hospital No. 1 in Volzhsky in the Volgograd region of Russia. Similar projects are now underway at other public hospitals throughout Russia including Leningrad, Kirov, Pskov and Vladimir regions, Republics of Khakassia and Udmurtia, Perm Territory and Moscow.

The need for new health information technology throughout Russia was driven by stricter medical information requirements, the need for more secure access to patient information, and growing paperwork that takes doctors away from caring for patients. In addition, concerns about data reliability and the need to consistently share information throughout hospitals has made the new hospital automation system built on the IBM Lotus Notes Domino platform an important requirement for these hospitals.

"The solution developed by IBM and C-MIS helps solve numerous problems," said Roman Novitsky, CEO of Complex Medical Information Systems. "First, it provides a single electronic tool for control, accounting and planning which leads to improved operation and higher quality of service. Second, the solution consolidates all medical, administrative and financial processes, thus creating a unified information space at the hospital."

In addition to digitizing and providing access to electronic patient records, it also helps automate many business processes throughout the hospital such as work scheduling for doctors, nurses and staff, scheduling medical exams and house calls, as well as automating temporary disability registrations. Document exchange automation enables performance monitoring and helps prevent submission of inaccurate information about healthcare institutions to Russia's Healthcare Committee. It also ensures secure data exchange and enhances interaction among medical workers to help improve quality and effectiveness of medical service. "To develop this medical record exchange system we considered IBM, Oracle and Microsoft platforms and chose IBM Lotus Domino," said Roman Nowitskiy, CEO of Complex Medical Information Systems.

" We selected Lotus Domino because it is a multiplatform solution and it can be implemented with various operating systems to ensure flexibility in addressing the IT challenges faced by medical institutions." "Advantages of this software include fast and low-cost electronic document exchange implementation," said Alexandre Kotov, IBM Russia healthcare industry. "In addition, it helps improve communication among hospital staff and external users such as pharmacists, additional nursing staff or hospital contractors while providing mobile access to the information system via IBM Lotus Domino applications."

The IBM Health Integration Framework helps clients build an integrated platform for all of their healthcare operations based on industry standards. This framework utilizes elements of IBM's entire software portfolio including WebSphere, Rational, Tivoli, Lotus and Information Management products while using the full range of IBM Systems and Storage technologies and the industry-specific offerings and consulting expertise of IBM Global Business Services.

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About Fisher Hospital Municipal S.Z. Fisher Hospital No. 1 (Volzhsky, Volgograd region) visit

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Complex Medical Information Systems is a specialized IT company offering a full range of software and hardware solutions and automation systems development and implementation services to healthcare institutions. The company performs a wide range of automation-related tasks of any complexity and scale in the healthcare industry, from preliminary evaluations to custom software development or standard software implementation to turnkey solutions.

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