EPOWERdoc Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group
EPOWERdoc's EMRDoc™ EDIS version 3.1 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Testing Body (ONC-ACTB) 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.
“Earning certification requires the skills and expertise of the entire team at EPOWERdoc,” says David Ernst, MD, FACEP, President of EPOWERdoc, Inc."As such, this is a tremendous honor for all who had a hand in making it happen. We are confident achieving the prestigious Drummond Group 2014 EHR Permanent Certification will help us to further stand out in a crowded market place, while continuing to grow to serve more and more hospitals in need of a platform predominantly focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness in the Emergency Department. This Permanent Certification also allows our clients to obtain appropriate reimbursement for achieving EHR Meaningful Use under the HITECH Act."
The Drummond Group’s ONC-ACTB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the Meaningful Use criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for either Eligible Provider or Eligible 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.
EMRDoc™, which met the requirements for ONC-ACTB EHR - 2014 Edition Certification is a revolutionary electronic patient tracking and documentation system that incorporates the unique EPOWERdoc template formats into an EMR module that is specifically designed for ED physicians and clinicians. EMRDoc™ is recognized as the fastest and easiest to use EDIS product on the market today.
"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 EHR Module 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 or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.”
Vendor: EPOWERdoc, Date of Certification: January 16, 2014, Product: EMRdoc Version 3.1, EHR Modular (Inpatient), Certificate No. 01162014-2244-6,Clinical Quality Measures Tested: CMS032v3; CMS055v2; CMS111v2, no additional software used, Modules Tested and Certified: 170.314(a)(1-7, 9-11, 13, 14, 17); 170.314(b)(5); 170.314(c)(1-3) and (d)(1-3, 5, 6, 8); 170.314(g)(2, 3, 4).
A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;
A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.
Integration of the ONC-ACB Certified EMRDoc Version 3.1 to other ONC Certified systems may require additional one-time fees to establish interfaces for the transfer of healthcare information necessary to achieve Meaningful Use. Additional ongoing monthly fees may be required to support such interfaces.
About EPOWERdoc, Inc.
EPOWERdoc is a leading supplier of electronic and template Emergency Department documentation systems with nearly 200 clients nationwide. EPOWERdoc’s EMRDoc ™ is a revolutionary electronic patient tracking and documentation system that incorporates the unique EPOWERdoc template formats into an EMR module that is specifically designed for ED physicians and clinicians. EMRDoc ™ is recognized as the fastest and easiest to use EDIS product on the market today. For more information, visit www.epowerdoc.com and follow @EPOWERdoc on Twitter and Facebook.
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 http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.