SEATTLE, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, today announced that its Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification. This certification confirms that Navigating Cancer's solution is capable of supporting Eligible Providers with meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
"Our mission is to empower cancer survivors and healthcare professionals to improve the quality and efficiency of care -- and achieving ONC's 2014 Edition certification is consistent with that mission," said Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer. "We are dedicated to supporting cancer programs with efficient and effective solutions as they pursue successful attestation to Meaningful Use in the coming months and years."
Navigating Cancer's Patient Engagement Portal integrates with any electronic health record (EHR) system, enabling providers to easily and securely connect patients to their personal health information and educational resources. Over 100,000 patients currently use Navigating Cancer to learn more about their condition, receive copies of their health information and stay connected with their healthcare team. In addition to helping providers meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, Navigating Cancer helps practices meet many of the new patient-centered care requirements that are part of new medical home and accountable care organization models and updated care standards from professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer.
Navigating Cancer Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 is a 2014 Edition compliant EHR Module certified on July 10, 2014 in examinations conducted by the Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) and is compliant with the applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
The Navigating Cancer Patient Engagement Portal's certification number is 07102014-1967-9. Modules tested and certified:
-- 170.314(a)(3) Demographics -- 170.314(a)(11) Smoking Status -- 170.314(a)(13) Family Health History -- 170.314(a)(14) Patient Lists -- 170.314(a)(15) Patient Education -- 170.314(d)(1) Authentication & Access Control -- 170.314(d)(2) Auditable Events -- 170.314(d)(3) Audit Reports -- 170.314(d)(5) Automatic Logoff -- 170.314(d)(6) Emergency Access -- 170.314(d)(7) Encryption of Data at Rest -- 170.314(d)(8) Integrity -- 170.314(e)(1) View, Download, Transmit -- 170.314(e)(2) Clinical Summaries -- 170.314(e)(3) Secure Messaging -- 170.314(g)(1) Automated Measure Reporting -- 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System
No Clinical Quality Measures were tested. Additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria includes MySQL Server, Data Motion, and Spreadsheet software. Support for integration of this certified product-version with other ONC certified systems may require additional one-time costs.
Learn more about Navigating Cancer at www.navigatingcancer.com.
About Navigating Cancer
Navigating Cancer's mission is to empower cancer survivors and healthcare professionals to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Navigating Cancer's EMR-agnostic Patient Engagement Portal provides cancer programs with a branded, online extension to their care model to engage their patients while meeting patient centered care requirements. The company was founded in 2008 by technology and healthcare veterans and is based in Seattle, Washington.
About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) - designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.
SOURCE Navigating Cancer