CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare today announced that Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity Electronic Medical Record (EMR) have been certified to the ONC 2015 Edition certification criteria, the most recent ONC criteria available. This certification will assist eligible healthcare professionals and clinicians in attesting for Stage 3 Meaningful Use measures and fully implemented Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures.
The Meaningful Use measures from the Medicare and Medicaid Quality Payment programs were designed to allow healthcare professionals to demonstrate that they are using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology in ways that measurably enhance healthcare quality and cost. Successful participation in these programs is accompanied by positive payment incentives.
GE Healthcare has focused on integrating the capabilities associated with the ONC 2015 Edition criteria into its EHR workflow solutions, creating a more seamless experience – making scheduling, payment and patient interactions more open and connected.
“As the industry continues its aim toward truly value-based care, it is critical that digital solutions offer seamless and secure ways for healthcare organizations and clinicians to help drive that change in ways that meet their patients’ needs,” said Geoffrey Lay, Director for Digital Product Management at GE Healthcare.
To facilitate interoperability with other solutions, GE has implemented 35 Application Program Interfaces (APIs) in these EHR solutions, including 35 open APIs specifically required by ONC 2015 certification criteria. These standards-based APIs enable apps and other IT solutions to utilize data from GE EHRs and, in some cases, integrate seamlessly with the GE solutions.
Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR are compliant with specific ONC 2015 Edition criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR received certifications Drummond Group LLC, an ONC Authorized Certification Body (ACB). The ONC 2015 Edition criteria support fully-implemented and transitional MIPS measures as well as Stage 2 and Stage 3 meaningful use measures.
GE Healthcare certified EHR solutions for EPs are used across a wide range of healthcare delivery organizations, from small and large physician practices, to Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers, to multi-specialty clinics with hundreds of providers.
This Health IT Module is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB 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.” For additional certification and transparency information, visit www.gehealthcare.com/certifications.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.
About Drummond Group LLC
Drummond Group LLC is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group LLC 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 Health IT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group LLC 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.