TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phyaura, LLC, a Tampa Bay-based healthcare technology company, has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning certification under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program.
Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office, the software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification officially deems PHYAURA® EHR capable of enabling doctors and other health providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“We are proud to offer providers the first customized OpenEMR solution that meets `complete' versus `modular' ambulatory certification. This certification validates that our open source software can meet all of the stringent criteria needed to help doctors take part in the electronic revolution that is reverberating across the healthcare industry. All healthcare providers may leverage this software not only to improve patient care but also to achieve ‘meaningful use’ compliance and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA,” says Jude A. Pierre, M.D., CEO, Phyaura, LLC.
Over the past several years open source software has been growing in popularity amongst government and businesses due to its lower cost of development. It can be easily downloaded and installed and there are no licensing fees incurred by the user for use of the core system.
PHYAURA® EHR v 4.0 which meets the requirements for complete certification, is capable of handling physician and billing needs, practice management, patient documentation and communication, and electronic prescriptions. Key features of its solution include the ability for providers to go to any competing vendor for support; and it’s web-based and customizable.
Under federal programs, eligible health care professionals and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specified objectives. Federal guidelines define both the “meaningful use” objectives that providers must meet to qualify for the bonus payments, and the technical capabilities required for certified EHR technology.
Drummond Group’s 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the ‘meaningful use’ criteria for either eligible providers 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.
Phyaura, LLC was formed in 2004 as a company dedicated to providing physicians with the resources, services, and HIPAA-compliant communication tools that merge the best practices of modern medicine with state of the art technologies of the 21st century. PHYAURA was founded by practicing physicians who are astutely mindful of the complex nature of implementing practice technology initiatives. PHYAURA’s management team constantly invites feedback to make the practice of medicine and patient care better. For additional information on PHYAURA® EHR, open source software and partnering healthcare organizations please visit www.phyaura.com, or call (888) PHYAURA (749-2872).