ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified Complete EHR Developed for Mac Allows Eligible Providers to Benefit from ARRA Incentives and Legendary User-Friendliness of Mac Platform
Lincoln, NE (February 14, 2011) - MacPractice, Inc. the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software on Macs and iPhones for medical, dental, chiropractic and eye care offices, announced today that MacPractice MD 4.1, MacPractice 20/20 4.1, MacPractice DC 4.1 and MacPractice DDS 4.1 are all 2011/2012 compliant and were certified as a Complete EHRs on January 5, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
"As the only ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified Complete EHRs designed for Mac OS for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and optometrists, to my knowledge, MacPractice allows doctors, who prefer the user-friendliness of the Mac and can demonstrate meaningful use, to qualify for federal incentives intended to encourage the adoption of electronic medical records," said Mark Hollis, president of MacPractice. "MacPractice calculates and submits selected clinical quality measures required for attestation."
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more - but not all - of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.
The certification number for MacPractice MD 4.1, MacPractice 20/20 4.1, MacPractice DC 4.1 and MacPractice DDS 4.1 is CC-1112-769760-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
The clinical quality measures to which MacPractice MD 4.1, MacPractice 20/20 4.1, and MacPractice DC 4.1, and MacPractice DDS 4.1 have been certified include:
For more information about MacPractice solutions and to register to view QuickTime demos, visit www.MacPractice.com.
About MacPractice, Inc.
MacPractice, Inc. is a client-centric practice management and clinical software development firm, comprised of highly experienced and caring individuals, dedicated to the development and support of best-of-class Macintosh software, hardware and associated services for physicians, dentists, chiropractors and eye doctors. For more information, visit www.macpractice.com.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying EHR technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved HHS. Certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more - but not all - of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the HHS nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
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