For immediate release:Friday, 28 May 2010
With Additional Certification in Child Health
Birmingham, AL – EHS, a Birmingham-based company specializing in electronic health record (EHR) and physician practice management software systems, announces that the company's electronic health records (EHR) product component, CareRevolution® 5.3, has been approved as a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR with additional certification in Child Health. CareRevolution was in the first group of EHR products to receive 2011 certification from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), while also being one of the first to earn a five-star rating for usability, the highest rating possible.
To receive the CCHIT Certified 2011 certification, CareRevolution underwent an exhaustive battery of tests of its functionality, interoperability, and security. This certification requires verification by CCHIT of operational use at two physician offices for a specific period of time. Previously, CareRevolution was certified under CCHIT’s 2007 and 2006 criteria.
CareRevolution 5.3 is also certified in CCHIT’s Preliminary ARRA 2011 program based upon the proposed federal criteria and standards existing at the time of its initial inspection. This preliminary certification indicates that EHS took early steps to prepare CareRevolution for final EHR technology certification once the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)-accredited testing and certification becomes available. Final criteria and test procedures are not yet available, nor has CCHIT been accredited yet by ONC. Meaningful use of certified EHR technology is a requirement for providers who wish to qualify for incentive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
"With this certification, EHS continues to demonstrate our corporate commitment to deliver powerful and practical solutions that achieve compliance with the proposed federal standards," said Sandy Pitman, Chief Executive Officer of EHS. "The entire corporate culture at EHS is centered on a quality product backed by exceptional customer service. CareRevolution provides our clients with an electronic health record and practice management system that has proven itself time after time as the solution of choice. Now that CareRevolution carries a standardized usability rating, the industry can begin to appreciate the quality our existing clients have come to expect."
EHS develops systems and solutions for automating private clinics and public healthcare, including those for nearly one-tenth of the Community Healthcare Centers in the United States, as well as nationally in 46 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With its proven technological expertise, EHS develops open system architectures supporting interoperability, using thin-client deployment, Microsoft® Windows-based applications and certified Oracle® database administration. For more information on the Birmingham-based company, please visit www.ehsmed.com.
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. More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and certified Preliminary ARRA electronic health record technology is available at cchit.org and ehrdecisions.com.
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