|By Marketwired .||
|December 18, 2012 04:06 PM EST||
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- MDI Achieve, provider of Matrix, a market-leading Electronic Health Record solution for Long-term/Post-acute care, announced today that Matrix, Version 6.6, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on December 12, 2012 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital 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).
MDI Achieve President John Damgaard commented, "We are pleased to receive ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 modular certification of Matrix. We believe this certification provides our clients and the market in general with assurances of data integrity across the full continuum of care as Matrix integrates with other certified EHR technologies from leading acute care vendors and with Health Information Exchanges."
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. Matrix Version 6.6's certification number is CC-1112-100063-1. 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.
Matrix Version 6.6, meets the following certification criteria:
170.302(a), 170.302(b), 170.302(c), 170.302(d), 170.302(j), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q),
170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.306(a), 170.306(e), and 170.306(h).
About MDI Achieve
MDI Achieve is the provider of Matrix, a leading web-based EHR solution for long-term/post-acute care facilities. Matrix equips LTPAC operators with innovative clinical and financial tools to improve clinical outcomes and maximize provider performance across the continuum of care. For over 35 years, MDI Achieve has delivered superior service to its clients resulting in better outcomes for their residents and their bottom line. For more information on the Matrix EHR solution and client successes, visit www.mdiachieve.com/solutions/matrix.
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 electronic health record 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 a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for HHS's Permanent Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRs. More information on CCHIT and its programs 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 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The 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 Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (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.
"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
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