Alere Analytics Clinical Quality Measures and Electronic Laboratory Reporting Receive ONC-ACB Drummond Group Certification for Meaningful Use

LOWELL, Mass.--()--Alere Analytics, an Alere subsidiary specializing in analytics and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) technology, announces that its Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Services version 2.1 and Public Health Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) and Communication Portal version 3.2 have been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Ensuring that patient data is securely captured, aggregated, and transmitted in real-time, as well as providing actionable information at the point-of-care is critical for meeting Meaningful Use requirements,” said Dr. Mansoor Khan, Sc.D., Chief Executive Officer of Alere Analytics. “Alere Analytics Clinical Quality Measures and ELR Communication Portal help our customers satisfy Meaningful Use Stage 2 by providing the necessary tools to support improved care coordination, comply with quality measure programs and enable real-time laboratory reporting to Federal and State public health agencies.”

Alere Analytics offers a patient-centric platform that provides a single view of clinical and claims data, eliminating discrepancies that occur with multiple systems and providing real-time analytics and reporting. Our quality reports calculate actual provider performance at any time in the calendar year to identify benchmark performance and potential gaps in care. Alere Analytics flexible, ad-hoc reports allow clinicians to fully customize their reporting needs to meet regulatory and Meaningful Use requirements, and can be delivered as real-time clinical alerts or as on-demand queries.

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Alere Analytics’ Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Services version 2.1 and Public Health Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) and Communication Portal version 3.2 met the requirements for Modular Inpatient and Modular Ambulatory certification respectively. The Public Health ELR and Communication Portal is a system which gives state departments of public health the tools to collect health data statewide from provider Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The CQM Services solution allows providers to report on clinical quality measures required in order to demonstrate Meaningful Use.

“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”

These EHR Modules are 2014 Edition compliant and have been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department 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.

Alere Analytics, 11/21/2014, versions 3.2 (ELR) and 2.1 (CQM), Modular Inpatient and Modular Ambulatory Certified, 11212013‐2096‐5 (ELR) and 11212013‐2331‐5 (CQM).

Price Transparency:

This certified product-version may require ongoing monthly costs to support ongoing data submission. This certified product-version may additionally require one-time costs to establish interfaces for implementation.

*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;

*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.

About Alere Analytics

Alere Analytics, formerly DiagnosisOne, provides the healthcare industry with analytics and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) solutions that are delivered on a single platform. The Company leverages an extensive library of 30,000 evidence-based medical rules and seamlessly integrates into existing hospital and laboratory information systems. The Alere Analytics platform delivers intelligent and actionable information that helps providers make more informed decisions. Our solutions are built on up-to-date methods of data interoperability including HL7v3/2.X, CCD and CDA standards. Alere Analytics’ customers include hospitals, healthcare providers, payers, EHR companies, systems integrators and government entities. Based in Lowell, Mass., Alere Analytics was formed as DiagnosisOne in 2003 by a team of physicians and healthcare IT professionals. In July 2012, DiagnosisOne joined Alere, a leading provider of near-patient diagnostics and health information solutions, and is now conducting business as Alere Analytics. For more information about the Company and its solutions, visit www.alereanalytics.com.

About Alere Inc.

By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health information technology, Alere enables individuals to take charge of improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology and diabetes. Alere is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding Alere, please visit www.alere.com.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.

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Lisa Rivero, 978-856-4600
Lisa.rivero@alere.com

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Alere Analytics announces that its Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Services and Public Health Electronic Laboratory Reporting have been tested and certified by Drummond Group's (ONC-ACB) program.

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Contacts

Media:
Alere Analytics
Lisa Rivero, 978-856-4600
Lisa.rivero@alere.com