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Centriq Clinic Earns ONC HIT Certification

Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced that Centriq® Clinic v.10.3 is now certified to support the Meaningful Use measures that qualify eligible providers for incentive payments by demonstrating Meaningful Use of an electronic health record (EHR).

Healthland Centriq® Clinic 10.3 is compliant with the ONC 2011 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 30, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider (EP) certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2011 Edition criteria support the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

With the certification of Centriq Clinic 10.3, all of Healthland’s inpatient and ambulatory solutions are now certified to support Stage 1 Meaningful Use*. A recent decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) means that Centriq Clinic can now help even more rural providers attest to Meaningful Use and qualify for incentive reimbursements. That CMS decision extends eligibility for the EHR Incentive Program to rural clinic providers using Method II billing through a hospital. We believe this certification supports the significant momentum of Centriq in the rural healthcare market and meets the client expectations set by Healthland for Meaningful Use reporting and attestation by eligible providers.

“As rural providers move toward a healthcare delivery model that prioritizes community wellness and preventive care, we are providing the clinical and financial solutions to help them succeed,” said Michael Karaman, senior vice president for product at Healthland. “Centriq Clinic delivers the tools and functionality eligible providers need to extend that model to the rural clinic. All of our Centriq solutions are built on the same database so patient information is only entered once, and is easily accessible to providers across the full spectrum of community care, including the clinic, hospital, emergency department, long term care and home health settings. Having one patient chart that makes all patient information easily accessible to health providers in the community improves efficiency and the delivery of quality, informed care.”

Centriq Clinic is an integrated ambulatory solution for managing patient care in the rural clinic. Developed in collaboration with rural clinicians, Centriq is easy to learn and use and aligned with rural clinic workflows.

“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 Stage 1 incentives.”

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011 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.

Healthland Centriq Clinic’s certification number is CC-2011-411920-1.

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.

Healthland Centriq Clinic 10.3 is certified as a 2011 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR and includes the following clinical quality measures: NQF 0059 PQRI 1, NQF 0064 PQRI 2, NQF 0061 PQRI 3, NQF 0041 PQRI 110, NQF 0062 PQRI 119, NQF 0421 PQRI 128, NQF 0013, NQF 0024, NQF 0028, NQF 0038, NQF 0575.

The additional software Healthland Centriq Clinic 10.3 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Medi-Span® version 13.1 and Rcopia™ version 2.02.

Healthland Clinical Information System (CIS) v9.5, Healthland Physician Practice Documentation (PPD) v9.5, and Healthland Centriq® v10 are each ONC HIT certified as a Complete EHR. For full certification details, please visit http://www.healthland.com/news__events/achievements/.

About Healthland:

Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving nearly 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With more than 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for family, friends and neighbors. The organization currently has offices in its founding city of Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, as well as its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. More information is available at: http://www.healthland.com.

About CCHIT:

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 HHS’s Permanent Certification Program, formerly known as the permanent 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.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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