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Tarrytown, NY, United States, 2007/05/08 - The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) announced today that Integrated Systems Management Inc. achieved certification for its product OmniMD EMR version 6.0.5.
OmniMD EMR underwent inspections that demonstrated 100% compliance with CCHIT’s published criteria and received CCHIT CertifiedSM status for 2006 for:
• Functionality (ability to create and manage electronic records for all patients, as well as automating workflow in a physician's office),
• Interoperability (a first step in the ability to receive and send electronic data to other entities such as laboratories), and
• Security (ability to keep patients' information safe).
The CCHIT Certified mark - a "seal of approval" for electronic health records (EHR) products - provides the first consensus-based, consistent benchmark for ambulatory products. By looking to products with the CCHIT Certified seal, physicians and other providers can be assured they are making a reliable investment and insurers and other payers know the products meet expected industry standards.
"The rapid acceptance of certification in the marketplace has far exceeded our expectations. Electronic health record companies have stepped up to the plate, ensuring that their products meet CCHIT criteria and actively promoting certification as a mark of excellence," said Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, CCHIT chairman. "The benefits of certification will increase as we continue to raise the standards for functionality, interoperability, and security."
“CCHIT certification is a big milestone to achieve. And we are proud of our team who has shown great commitment in making the system comply with the highest standards available”, said Divan Dave, CEO, OmniMD. “One goal of CCHIT product certification is to reduce the risk of Healthcare IT investment by physicians and other providers. We believe certification will give physicians making a decision on an EMR purchase more confidence in OmniMD”.
CCHIT's certification compliance criteria and its design for a certification inspection process have been thoroughly researched. The inspection process is based on real-life medical scenarios designed to test products rigorously against the clinical needs of providers and the quality and safety needs of healthcare consumers and payers. One script, for example, re-creates a scenario of an elderly man with poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions in order to test EHR functions such as potential adverse drug reactions, disease management and treatment plans.
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITSM) (cchit.org) is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health record products. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating a credible, sustainable product certification program. The certification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards and involve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety of stakeholders throughout the health care industry. “CCHITSM” and “CCHIT CertifiedSM” are service marks of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
OmniMD, (omnimd.com) is a developer of HIPAA compliant Internet-based enterprise healthcare practice solutions, designed to fully automate the workflow of contemporary healthcare organizations. The company is a division of Integrated Systems Management, Inc. (ISM), a leader in Internet consulting and e-business development since 1989.