Industry News for Future Health Inc.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
July 21, 2011–Future Health announced today that eConnect and Certified VOS (version 2.0 eConnect and CVOS) is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on July 21, 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).
"I am thrilled for our customers to have the capability to be eligible for the $44,000 EHR incentive with our Complete EHR Certification for eConnect and Certified VOS," said Steven Kraus, DC, founder and CEO of Future Health. "We are committed to the chiropractic profession and want nothing but success for their practices. We believe this advancement in their EHR technology will allow them to be major players in the health care community on so many levels from information exchange to improving their relationship with other providers. And most importantly, improving the quality of care they deliver to their patients.
"Future Health team members have been committed to achieving Complete EHR certification for the past two years when we were the first DC-specific software to guarantee certification. We took the time to do this right. The team's hard work and dedication to combining the meaningful use objectives with an easy workflow was important to us in order to better serve our customers and partners. Obtaining the certification is a milestone for any company. But designing the software so that users can experience a smooth and quick method to document patient care and keep their patient workflow moving along is critical to the truly successful EHR implementation. To see a demo, register at www.FutureHealthSoftware.com/webinar. Special pre-certification pricing for eConnect EHR/practice management software has been extended for a limited time.
"We are committed to helping the profession collect de-identified health information to help show the world the effectiveness of chiropractic care. With more and more clinics using our advanced system, our vision is becoming a reality faster than we had dreamed. We have more work to do, and we will continue to drive towards elevating doctor's practices and the profession as a whole."
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.
The eConnect and Certified VOS (version 2.0 eConnect and CVOS) certification number is CC-1112-888070-1. 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.
The clinical quality measures to which eConnect and Certified VOS have been certified include: NQF0421, NQF0013, NQF0028, NQF0041, NQF0024, NQF0038, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0052.
The additional software eConnect and Certified VOS relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Rcopia, BI-Clinical Framework.
About Future Health
Future Health is the nation's leading provider of Chiropractic-specific practice management software. Future Health was founded by Steven J. Kraus, DC, DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICC. More than 20 years in practice management allowed Dr. Kraus a unique perspective into what it takes to operate a clinic efficiently, having developed and sold 18 practices of his own and provided strategic consulting services to more than 400 healthcare businesses across the country. Future Health was the first to advocate for DCs to be included in the ARRA incentive and for Chiropractic to be designated as one of the five authorized eligible provider groups to qualify for up to $44,000 in Medicare EHR Incentives.
To request more information about Future Health eConnect, visit www.FHeConnect.com or call Toll Free 1-888-434-7347. See it for yourself by signing up for a no-obligation demo at www.FutureHealthSoftware.com/webinar.
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 an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology 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.
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