Elgin, IL, February 21, 2014 – Clinical Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI) announced today that OBIX, version 7.1.1, is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on February 12, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable HOSPITAL certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria supports both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“Clinical Computer Systems is continually working on developing the OBIX system to incorporate new regulation and changes in technology and standards in the obstetrical department. CCSI is committed to supporting hospitals in their strategic initiatives in this complex and ever changing healthcare environment,” said Mark Nester, Vice President Sales and Marketing.
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition 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 HIT certified EHR modules may return to test additional ONC 2014 Edition criteria. ONC HIT certification updates will be available at http://www.cchit.org as they occur.
“CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives.”
OBIX, version 7.1.1’s certification number is CC-2014-812000-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The OBIX Perinatal Data System, version 7.1.1, meets the following certification criteria:
- §170.314(a)(4) Vital Signs and Body Mass Index (excludes Growth Charts)
- §170.314(a)(9) Electronic Notes
- §170.314(a)(11) Smoking Status
- §170.314(a)(17) Advance Directives
- §170.314(d)(1) Authentication, Access Control, and Authorization
- §170.314(d)(2) Auditable Events and Tamper-Resistance
- §170.314(d)(3) Audit Report(s)
- §170.314(d)(5) Automatic Log-Off
- §170.314(d)(6) Emergency Access
- §170.314(d)(8) Integrity
- §170.314(g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording
- §170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System
There will be no additional costs to customers for the specified criteria obtained for meaningful use certification on the OBIX system. Customers with active extended software support agreements that wish to upgrade their software version certified for meaningful use stage 2 may be charged for additional software features, software functionality, and/or platform changes if warranted.
About Clinical Computer Systems, Inc.
CCSI is an employee-owned, high technology company located in Elgin, Illinois. The company’s business is dedicated exclusively to the development, marketing and support of the OBIX Perinatal Data System. For over 20 years, CCSI has been a leader in perinatal data systems with innovative, customer-driven, computer-based solutions, and support services. The company’s total-system approach includes expert service and support specialists. The Success-Focused Education Program trains all users in an onsite, multi-phase, quality-assured process. For more information call 1-888-871-0963.
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 cchit.org.
ONC_CertHIT_FINALPrint 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.