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Shawnee, KS, United States, 2011/08/01 - Certification allows Perceptive Software healthcare customers to feel confident that they can utilize ImageNow functionality to satisfy applicable meaningful use requirements - PerceptiveSoftware.com. NYSE: LXK
Perceptive Software’s ImageNow has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Modular EHR Certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers 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.
“ImageNow’s certification from Drummond speaks to the commitment of Perceptive Software to the healthcare industry, and more specifically, our healthcare customers,” said Scott Coons, president and CEO, Perceptive Software. “These certifications allow our customers to feel confident that they can utilize ImageNow functionality to satisfy applicable meaningful use requirements.”
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 Drummond Group certified ImageNow in the following three modules:
1.) Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions: Enable a user to create an electronic copy of the discharge instructions for a patient, in human readable format, at the time of discharge on electronic media or through some other electronic means.
2.) Advance Directives: Enable a user to electronically record whether a patient has an advance directive.
3.) Electronic Copy of Health Information: Provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information (including: diagnostic test results, problem list, medication lists, medication allergies, discharge summary, procedures) upon request.
“The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We’re ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security.”
About Perceptive Software
Perceptive Software (perceptivesoftware.com), a stand-alone business unit within Lexmark International, builds enterprise content management software to help organizations effortlessly manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and information, fueling greater operational efficiency. Organizations in more than 30 countries rely on Perceptive Software and its flagship product ImageNow® to simplify their business processes through cost-effective content management solutions that create immediate and lasting impact.