CARY, N.C. — December 19, 2013 — Medfusion, a leading provider of patient engagement and practice efficiency software, recently announced the Medfusion patient portal, version 13.4, is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“Our team has work diligently to ensure our product continues to grow and adapt as the healthcare market expands,” said Steve Malik, CEO and chairman of Medfusion. “We are excited to provide our clients with a product that has been tested and certified to meet the government regulations that every practice is facing.”
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition 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 congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives.”
The Medfusion patient portal, version 13.4, was certified on September 18, 2013 and its certification number is CC-2014-740620-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Medfusion’s patient portal, version 13.4 meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.314(e)(1): View, download, and transmit to 3rd party
- 170.314(e)(3): Ambulatory setting only – secure messaging
- 170.314(g)(1): Automated numerator recording
- 170.314(g)(4): Quality management system
In addition, Medfusion’s patient portal relied up the following additional software to demonstrate compliance:
- Intuit Health’s Ask-A API WSDK Version 1.0
- Intuit Health’s Events API 1.0
- Intuit Health’s Secure Administrative Messaging API RSDK Version 1.0
- Secure Exchange Solutions’ SES Connect 2.1
- Secure Administration Messaging API WSDK 1.0
Medfusion is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between patients and providers by redefining how they communicate with one another. We offer the ability to shift routine tasks online and to mobile vehicles, improving practice efficiency and driving patient engagement, all while empowering providers to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. Our solutions also optimize time and resources for ambulatory practices, so healthcare providers can focus on what they do best—caring for their patients. Learn more at www.medfusion.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 and is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.
About the ONC HIT Certification Program
The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)” as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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