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Health Companion® Receives 2014 ONC-HIT Certification for Secure Patient Messaging and Related Technologies

New Patient Engagement Technology Spurred by the Federal EHR Incentive Program

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Companion, Inc., a San Diego-based company, announced today the company's EHR ambulatory patient portal version 3.5 has received certification by InfoGard, an accredited ONC-ACB certification body.  The certification qualifies healthcare organizations to use Health Companion® cloud technologies to help comply with the Federal EHR Incentive Program.

Health Companion was certified for the following specific requirements:

  • 170.314(e)(3) Secure Messaging
  • 170.314(e)(1) View, Download, and Transmit
  • 170.314(g)(2) Automated numerator recording
  • 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System

Health Companion Co-CEO's Murray A. Reicher, MD FACR and George Samuel issued the following statement: "We are thrilled with this certification, as it offers our electronic medical record (EMR) partners and healthcare providers the ability to use Health Companion to comply with the key patient engagement requirements of the EHR Incentive Program.  This is another milestone we have reached on our journey to providing the best 'medical information home' for millions of people." 

The company initiated product commercialization in 2012 and has already gained use by over 150 healthcare organizations.  Health Companion securely transported over 1.9 million patient records in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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 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.  The Health Companion certification was received on January 28, 2014, and the certification number is IG-3143-13-0049. 

Go to http://www.infogard.com/healthcare_it/ehr_testing_and_certification/ehr_certified_products to view the public test report of the certified results.  Additional costs will be incurred to implement the EHR's capabilities to meet meaningful use objectives including a monthly subscription and implementation fees.

About Health Companion, Inc.

Health Companion is a 2014 ONC-HIT certified cloud-based, consumer-centric, communication platform for individuals, families, social groups, providers, payers, employers, and EHR Partners created to improve health outcomes and lower health costs.  Health Companion® offers multiple websites for consumers, providers, and employers, and well as mobile phone applications aimed at helping consumers obtain and understand their healthcare records.  The company provides an internally developed tool that helps consumers determine their prevention and wellness needs, including which preventive measures are funded without co-pay or deductible under Affordable Care Act.  The main consumer website, at www.HealthCompanion.com includes a complete personal health record, a personal health finance management tool, and social networking features.  Features available to providers include a real-time compiled report related to population health and wellness compliance, secure patient messaging, web-based pre-registration, and delivery of medical reports (including medical imaging results).

SOURCE Health Companion, Inc.

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