February 15, 2011 — Integrated Practice Solutions Inc. announced that ChiroTouch, version 5.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on Feb. 10, 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).
“We were very pleased to receive the modular certification last week,” commented Robert Moberg, president of ChiroTouch. “Through our website, as well as our educational webinar series, we’ve approached the EHR Incentive Program with an effort to fully educate both our clients and the chiropractic industry as a whole, and to stay apprised and ahead of new information. It’s a highly involved process, and the completion of this first step represents our commitment and show of good faith in our timely plan to obtain complete certification and helping to put our clients in the most favorable position possible should they elect to pursue ARRA Reimbursement. We do so to allow chiropractors to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them so that they may continue to build their practice. ”
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. Companies offering ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified EHR modules may return to test additional criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later. Companies certifying products early in the ONC-ATCB certification process must quickly adapt their products to meet the evolving nature of the NIST test procedures, particularly for electronic prescribing. ONC-ATCB product certification updates will be available at http://www.cchit.org as they occur.
“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, MD, MSS, Chair, CCHIT.
ChiroTouch’s certification number is CC-1112-335150-1. 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.
ChiroTouch 5.0 meets the following modular certification criteria:
- 170.304(c) Record demographics
- 170.302(g) Smoking status
- 170.302(o) Access control
- 170.302(p) Emergency access
- 170.302(q) Automatic log-off
- 170.302(r) Audit log
- 170.302(s) Integrity
- 170.302(t) Authentication
- 170.302(u) General encryption
- 170.302(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
Source: ChiroTouch, www.chirotouch.com