ChartMaxx, the enterprise content management (ECM) solution from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), has achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR ONC Health IT Certification which supports both Stages 1 and 2 of the Meaningful Use (MU) program. With the certification, health system providers who use the product may qualify for government financial incentives awarded to physicians and hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) and other healthcare information technologies to improve clinical care.
ChartMaxx version 6.2 was certified by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). ChartMaxx 6.2 meets ten criteria (including eight core measures and two menu measures as defined by ONC) including the ability to transmit data to patient portals, core security measures and patient specific education resources. Additional details of the vendor certification criteria can be found at ChartMaxx.com.
The 2014 Modular EHR MU certification for ChartMaxx is now available in the 6.2 service pack for new and existing customers to complement the hospital's investment in their inpatient EHR system and expand their opportunity to reach MU Stage 1 and 2 requirements.
"As we continue to add value to ChartMaxx for hospital systems and other providers, we knew it was critical to invest in a Meaningful Use certification to fulfill our clients' strategy to meet both stage 1 and 2 criteria," said Philip S. Present II, vice president and general manager, Quest Diagnostics ChartMaxx and Care360 Products. "This certification reflects Quest's commitment to innovations that help healthcare providers turn diagnostic and other health data into insights to improve patient care. Not only will ChartMaxx help hospitals qualify for Meaningful Use financial incentives, but it also incorporates several robust features that will enable them to electronically share health information across a community of providers for better patient care coordination."
Hospitals and physicians must demonstrate Meaningful Use of certified EHR and other IT technologies to improve clinical care to qualify for financial incentives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To participate in the MU program, professionals must have a system that meets the 2014 edition criteria from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). While Stage 1 focused on capturing and sharing data, Stage 2 is focused on improving communication across facilities and providers to enhance a patient's transition of care.
ChartMaxx will be showcased at the Quest Diagnostics exhibit (3064) during the 2014 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, February 23-27, in Orlando.