ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RelayHealth’s RelayClinical™ Platform has received EHR modular certification -- deeming the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“By integrating functionality that helps physicians qualify for meaningful use incentives into our health information exchange (HIE) service, RelayHealth expands the ability of a health system or community health information organization to deepen their relationship with their physicians and enhance their value to the healthcare of their community as a whole,” said Jim Bodenbender, President, RelayHealth Connectivity Solutions.
Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and 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.
The RelayClinical Platform, which met the requirements for EHR modular certification, leverages RelayHealth’s proven software-as-a-service network and connected applications. This platform is already in use by health systems nationwide to provide secure health information exchange (HIE) for their organizations, their community physicians and their patients. Because this modular EHR functionality is embedded within the RelayClinical Platform HIE functionality, health systems using RelayClinical Platform for HIE will help their eligible providers meet the core and menu meaningful use criteria whether or not the eligible provider is already using an EHR system. For those eligible providers using an existing EHR, RelayHealth’s modular applications can fill in functionality gaps to qualify for meaningful use. For those eligible providers who are not using an EHR system, RelayClinical Platform applications can help them to demonstrate meaningful use.
The RelayClinical Platform is interoperable with most EHR, Practice Management and HIS solutions, which allows health systems to offer meaningful-use connectivity tools to their community physicians through their HIE investment, while protecting existing technology investments.
“The need for EHRs in the United States healthcare system has been acknowledged for many years. Drummond Group is proud to work with leading healthcare vendors and help them offer certified technologies to health providers across the country. With more than ten years of software testing experience carried out in several industries and with sophisticated software systems, we are confident in our ability to offer an effective and cost-efficient testing process to the healthcare industry,” says Ric Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “The snowball effect could mean great things for clinical care in our country. We can help IT vendors certify their EHR systems – vendors can then help providers implement the EHR solutions to achieve meaningful use and receive incentive funds – and ultimately providers can leverage the systems to improve clinical care across the nation.”
RelayHealth, McKesson’s connectivity business, operates as a neutral partner in an open network environment, offering connectivity services and integration among all organizations, systems, and solutions. Its intelligent network is designed to streamline clinical, financial and administrative communication between patients, providers, payors, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and financial institutions. RelayHealth works to accelerate the delivery of high-quality care and improve financial performance through solutions such as online consultation of physicians by patients, electronic prescribing, point-of-service pharmacy claims resolution by payors, pre-visit patient financial clearance by providers, and post-visit provider bill settlement by payors and patients. RelayHealth securely processes more than 12.8 billion financial and clinical transactions annually. For more information, call 888.743.8735, or visit our Web site at www.RelayHealth.com. Follow us on Twitter (@RelayHealth) or like the RelayHealth Facebook page.
“This EHR Module 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.”
RelayHealth, a division of McKesson Corporation, RelayClinical Platform 10.2, certified on October 19, 2010, Certification ID10192010-8156-1, no Clinical Quality Measures Certified, email software, zip software used in certification process