January 30, 2014: Bizmatics announced today that PrognoCIS EMR v3.0 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 22, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HSS). The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The CCHIT certifies this Complete EHR for the use by Eligible Providers (Ambulatory), in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of HHS. The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for eligible provider technology. PrognoCIS EMR v3.0 certification number is CC-2014-697871-1.
“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 or Stage 2 incentives.”
Testing was conducted using Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology (45 CFR Part 170, RIN 0991-AB82), October 4, 2012, and test procedures developed by ONC.
“We expect 2014 ONC HIT certification will further distinguish the best EMR software currently in the market, “said Vinay Deshpande, CEO of Bizmatics, makers of PrognoCIS. “In this release, we have added many User Interface changes to further enhance user experience. As an extra measure, we incorporated usability testing with both users and non-users; we received good responses in both instances.”
The additional types of costs that an eligible provider, hospital or critical access hospital would pay to implement PrognoCIS EMR v3.0 in order to attempt to meet Meaningful Use objectives and measures include monthly support and subscription fees; fees for integrations. There’s a monthly subscription fee for problem and procedure codes, drug information data, and ePrescribing.
The clinical quality measures to which PrognoCIS EMR v3.0 has been certified include: CMS69v2, CMS126v2, CMS138v2, CMS1466v2, CMS154v2, CMS155v2, CMS156v2, CMS165v2, and CMS166v3.
The additional software PrognoCIS EMR v3.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: MedKnowledge® by First Databank Drug Database, Medline Plus® by National Institute of Health, and Problem (IT) Terminology® by Intelligent Medical Objects.
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 or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
PrognoCIS EMR and Practice Management software is developed and marketed by Prognocis, which provides clinical and business productivity suites and services to the healthcare providers market. Bizmatics’ solution set includes PrognoCIS EMR, Billing, Scheduling, and Patient Portal. Operating in Silicon Valley, PrognoCIS has been developed using the latest innovations and cutting-edge Internet technology. PrognoCIS EMR and other products are used by hundreds of medical professionals across the United States including Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. For more information about Bizmatics, please visit our Contact us. To register for our training webinars, please visit this website.
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 are available at http://cchit.org.
About ONC HIT
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.