NexTech Practice 2011 Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete EHR Certification

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2010

 

October 13, 2010 – NexTech announced today that NexTech Practice 2011 version 9.7 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on October 13, 2010 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).

 

“NexTech is committed to providing the best EMR software for better patient care.  We are delighted to announce that our EMR is COMPLETE EHR ONC/ATCB certified against the Stage 1 EHR Final Rule criteria, and fully equipped for doctors to start demonstrating meaningful use.  NexTech was the first to test against the final criteria.  We believe the combination of being a technology leader working closely with CCHIT, the collection of our certifications:  2011/2012 ONC/ATCB, Comprehensive CCHIT 2011, and our specialty focus will help our clients not just achieve meaningful use, but also provide better patient care,” said

Kamal Majeed, Ph.D., NexTech President and CEO.

 

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.

 

NexTech Practice 2011, version 9.7 certification number is CC-1112-998990-2. 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.

 

NexTech Practice 2011, version 9.7, meets the Complete EHR certification criteria.

 

The clinical quality measures to which NexTech Practice 2011 has been certified includes:

 

NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0055, NQF 0062, and NQF 0056

 

The additional software NexTech Practice 2011 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:

 

WinHasher for 170.302(s) and 7-zip for 170.302(u) and 170.302(v)

 

NexTech Practice 2011 version 9.7 is also certified in CCHIT’s separate and independently developed certification program. NexTech Practice 2011 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. NexTech has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.

 

About NexTech

 

NexTech offers fully integrated Electronic Medical Records (EMR/EHR), Practice Management and Marketing software designed specifically for Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, 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.

 

About CCHIT

 

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.

 

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

 

Media Contacts: Vanessa Kmet, NexTech, (813) 425-9200, teammktg@nextech.com