Allscripts ED 7.0 receives Complete EHR certification

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Allscripts ED™ 7.0, the company's standalone Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR (Electronic Health Record) on March 2, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital 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).

A previous version of Allscripts ED – version 6.3 Release 4 – is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on Sept. 30, 2010 by CCHIT.

"We believe this latest certification of Allscripts ED as a Complete EHR will allow the more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals that provide vital  services for rural America to participate in ARRA by using our EDIS to demonstrate meaningful use, even if they can't afford a full inpatient Electronic Health Record," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Allscripts ED's previous certification as an EHR module already enables our hundreds of large and medium-sized hospital clients to leverage their emergency department to demonstrate meaningful use in combination with their inpatient EHR."

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.

Allscripts ED is a full-function Emergency Department Information System designed to fully automate the Emergency Department, improve patient throughput, optimize patient safety, and become the cornerstone for the exchange of clinical information in the healthcare community.

Allscripts ED version 7.0's certification number is CC-1112-814405-2. 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 Allscripts ED has been certified include:

  • NQF 0371 - Venous Thromboembolism prophylaxis within 24 hours
  • NQF 0372 - Intensive Care Unit Venous Thromboembolism prophylaxis
  • NQF 0373 - Overlapping Anticoagulation therapy
  • NQF 0374 - Platelet Monitoring on Unfractionated Heparin
  • NQF 0375 - Venous Thromboembolism discharge instructions
  • NQF 0376 - Incidence of potentially preventable Venous Thromboembolism
  • NQF 0435 - Stroke: Discharge on anti-thrombotics
  • NQF 0436 - Ischemic Stroke - Anticoagulation for A-fib/flutter
  • NQF 0437 - Ischemic Stroke - Thrombolytic therapy
  • NQF 0438 - Ischemic or Hemorrhagic stroke - Anti-thrombotic therapy
  • NQF 0439 - Ischemic stroke - Discharge on statins
  • NQF 0440 - Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke - Stroke education
  • NQF 0441 - Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke - Rehabilitation assessment
  • NQF 0495 - Emergency Department Throughput - Arrival to Departure
  • NQF 0497 - Emergency Department Throughput - Admission to Inpatient

The additional software Allscripts ED relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Open Source Tool, and .NET Encryption Test Harness.

SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

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