SAN DIEGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in point-of-care patient safety clinical workflow applications, announced today that its PatientTouch System 3.2.2 and PatientTouch System 3.3 have received ONC 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with applicable eligible hospital EHR technology criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification will help hospitals that use the PatientTouch platform to attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria.
The PatientTouch System is a mobile point-of-care platform that eliminates harm, reduces waste, and improves productivity for healthcare organizations seeking to maximize the value of their existing EHR technology while simultaneously preparing for the future of accountable care. The system pairs customized Apple® iPhone® 5 and iPod touch® hardware with software applications designed to improve clinician workflow, ensure accurate medication administration, and foster deeper care coordination and communication.
With the ONC 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification announced today, the PatientTouch System is now officially recognized to specifically support hospitals ready to attest to the following Meaningful Use measures: electronic medication administration record (eMAR), as well as vital signs and body mass index. Additionally, the PatientTouch System is certified for the following criteria for hospital technology: automated numerator recording; safety-enhanced design; and quality management system.
“We plan to use the PatientTouch System’s modular certification as part of our attestation for Meaningful Use Stage 2,” said Jake Dorst, vice president and chief information officer of Meritus Medical Center. “This patient medication and therapy management tool allows our clinicians to address critical safety risks by checking medication right at the bedside and keeping our workflows patient-centered.”
Certified modular EHRs enable providers and hospitals to attest to one or more Meaningful Use criteria and may augment other partial EHRs to allow for full attestation. As certification criteria continue to develop, many providers are looking to these modular EHRs, rather than complete solutions, to work in conjunction with legacy systems.
“The PatientTouch System’s broad capabilities are aligned with the ONC’s goal of transforming the nation’s healthcare system by driving meaningful improvements in patient outcomes and care quality,” said Joe Condurso, president and chief executive officer of PatientSafe Solutions. “As the first smart point-of-care mobile solution to be certified, we believe the product stands to optimize current EHR systems and help hospitals attest for Meaningful Use, while simultaneously providing a foundation for the future of accountable care.”
This EHR module is ONC 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
PatientTouch System, Certified 8/21/13, Version 3.2.2, Version 3.3, Certification ID Number: CC-2014-100085-1, No Clinical Quality Measures tested. Certified for eligible hospital setting only.
Customers can use the PatientTouch Medication Administration and Vitals modules to support the relevant measures of Meaningful Use attestation; no additional components or services are required to be purchased.
Certification criteria tested and certified:
The additional software PatientTouch System 3.2.2 and Version 3.3 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes First Databank v.3.3.
About the ONC HIT Certification Program
The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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 authorized 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 the ONC HIT 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 PatientSafe Solutions
PatientSafe Solutions (San Diego, California) is leading the way in smart point-of-care mobile solutions and pioneering technologies for the future of accountable care. PatientSafe is dedicated to delivering measurable safety and quality improvements through mobile EHR solutions that fit seamlessly into care team workflows. With over 70 implementations nationwide, the company’s flagship product, the PatientTouch System, pairs specialized software applications with customized Apple hardware to eliminate harm, reduce waste, and improve productivity. The company was ranked #2 in the Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Venture-Backed Healthcare Companies last year. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.patientsafesolutions.com.
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