Acentec's MedInformatix' EHR Solution Achieves ONC Meaningful Use Certification
Updated on: August 18, 2014
Drummond Group Certifies Software's Ability to Enable Eligible Professionals to Earn Incentives Through IT for Enhanced Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety, Cost Reduction and Improved Outcomes. Acentec today announced that MedInformatix Electronic Health Records (EHR) is among the industry's first to achieve certification under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)' Office of National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT's Stage 1 meaningful use under provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Austin, Texas-based Drummond Group Inc., one of the first organizations that ONC has ordained as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) of EMR products, has certified that MedInformatix technology is capable of supporting eligible professionals (EPs) efforts to achieve meaningful IT use goals and objectives. ï¿½Meaningful use,ï¿½ under Federal Government financial incentive programs, requires IT to enhance healthcare quality, patient safety, improve outcomes and lower costs. Drummond tested the MedInformatix EMR this October, approving the software and listing it on HHS' Certified Health IT Products Listing (CHPL). ï¿½We're very pleased to be offering one of the few fully certified EHR's in the Phlebology market. In 2011, that translates into up to $18,000 in additional revenue per provider for vein practices nationwide.ï¿½ EPs participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs and leveraging products such as Acentec's MedInformatix' fully integrated EMR solution to meet ONC criteria, receive incentive payments of as much as $44,000 per provider over 5 years when their medical facilities implement certified technology by 2012. Total annual incentives de-escalate for practices that implement the technology in both 2013 and 2014; professionals that fail to comply with meaningful use provisions by 2015 face financial penalties in the form of reimbursement reductions. Stage 1 of the meaningful use provision primarily focuses on electronic data capture, like that facilitated by MedInformatix' eRx module. Subsequent requirements under Stages 2 and 3 will address additional information exchange capabilities, overall quality, safety, efficiency and improvements in the U.S. population's overall health. This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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.ï¿½ About Acentec Inc. Acentec Inc. is a leading national provider of fully integrated Electronic Health Records. We offer turn-key solutions engineered to maximize a physician's ROI. The products have been built around MedInformatix's 25 years of medical practice workflow expertise. Our product is designed on a single database using Microsoft SQL. Whether the installation is a single physician who went live in 1994, a national Cardiology practice, or one of 15 other specialties we service, we accommodate their needs.