NexTech Practice 2011 Earns CCHIT Certified® 2011 and Preliminary ARRA Certification
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21,2010
NEXTECH PRACTICE 2011 EARNS CCHIT CERTIFIED® 2011 AND PRELIMINARY ARRA CERTIFICATION
Software Complies with Updated Requirements
April 21, 2010 – NexTech Systems Inc. today announced that NexTech’s product NexTech Practice 2011 9.5 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR and Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 certified for Eligible Providers, meeting the Certification Commission’s electronic health record (EHR) criteria for office-based use. Ambulatory EHRs are designed for physician offices and clinics where most Americans get their healthcare. The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)– an independent, nonprofit organization – has been certifying EHRs since 2006.
NexTech Practice 2011 version 9.5 also preliminarily meets 24 of 24 applicable requirements for Eligible Providers published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Interim Final Rule. Inspection information is available at http://www.cchit.org/products. For the purpose of qualifying products for ARRA incentives, CCHIT anticipates, but has not yet received, accreditation by HHS.
In the CCHIT Certified 2011 program, products are rigorously inspected against integrated EHR functionality, interoperability, and security criteria independently developed by the Commission’s broadly representative, expert work groups, using the Commission’s published testing methods. This program is intended to serve health care providers looking for maximal assurance that a product will meet their complex needs.
As a CCHIT Certified product, NexTech Practice 2011 version 9.5 has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of CCHIT’s 2011 criteria.
“Achieving our CCHIT certification for NexTech Practice 2011 is a major milestone. We are very committed to providing a product that is interoperable, robust, and cutting edge. This certification confirms our team’s commitment to improve the quality of patient care for our core specialties: Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Medical Spas, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Bariatric Surgery with a fully integrated EMR and Practice Management System. We believe the 2011 certification experience resulted in increased product robustness and advanced functionality, a true benefit to NexTech clients,” said Kamal Majeed, Ph.D., NexTech President and CEO.
The CCHIT Certified “seal of approval” for EHR products provides a consensus-based benchmark for ambulatory EHR products. By looking to products with the CCHIT Certified seal, physicians and other providers can reduce their risk in selecting an EHR product, allowing them to focus their evaluation on the special needs of their practices.
NexTech offers fully integrated Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR), Practice Management and Marketing software designed specifically for Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Medical Practices, Medical Spas, Ophthalmologists, Gastroenterologists, Urologists, and Bariatric Surgeons.
NexTech Software is comprehensive and completely modular, serving a wide array of practices from the newest startup to the largest established enterprise. Our software features include Electronic Medical Records, Scheduling, Cosmetic Financial Accounting, E-Prescribing, Lab Integration, Insurance and Electronic Billing, Marketing, Inventory, Surgery Center Management, Spa Management, Contact Management, Patient and Prospect Tracking, Patient Education Forms, Skin Care Invoicing, Microsoft Word Mass Merge, Website Integration, Photo Archiving, and Links to PDA’s and Smart Phones.
NexTech Software continues to be recognized globally and used by over 3,000 physician clients and 25,000 in staff, practicing in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
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. More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and certified Preliminary ARRA electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org and http://ehrdecisions.com.
“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered marks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.