Nortec Software, Inc., a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) solutions, announced today that Nortec EHR 7.0 has earned the designation as a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, a Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 certified EHR and a recipient of a five star usability rating, the commission’s highest ranking. Nortec’s EHR is one of the first EHR systems to receive all of these credentials from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), which is intended to give healthcare providers maximum assurance that a product will meet their complex needs.
Nortec EHR 7.0 underwent two levels of inspections for the separate programs. For the CCHIT program, the product was inspected using real-life medical scenarios designed to test products rigorously against the functionality, interoperability and security needs of providers. Nortec EHR 7.0 passed inspection of 100% of CCHIT’s 2011 criteria for physician practice-based use, including verification of successful use at live sites.
Nortec EHR 7.0 was also inspected by CCHIT to preliminarily meet 19 of the 24 requirements of the Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 certification for Eligible Providers published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Inspection information is available at cchit.org. For the purpose of qualifying products for ARRA incentives, CCHIT anticipates, but has not yet received, accreditation by HHS.
”This is a wonderful milestone for us. We believe that by proving ourselves through these stringent tests and being one of the first EHR systems to receive both of these certifications and a full five-star usability rating confirms our leadership and commitment to providing a system that is robust and secure but also remains practical and easy to use for physicians and members of their practices,” said Ajmal Sheikh, Nortec President and CEO.
The CCHIT certification program provides a seal of approval for EHR products. With providers standing to receive up to $44,000 in government incentive payments for implementing an EHR system, this certification reduces the risk for them in selecting and employing such a systems while allowing them to focus on the needs of their practice.
About Nortec Software
Nortec Software (nortecehr.com) is a leading provider of healthcare information technology solutions that create efficiencies and streamline the operations of healthcare organizations. Nortec’s premier offering, Nortec EHR, is a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) solution which serves smaller, individual practices to larger, enterprise level practices.
Nortec EHR’s features include Electronic Medical Records, Practice Management, Scheduling, E-Prescribing, Eligibility Checking and E-Billing, Lab Integration and a Patient Portal.
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 cchit.org and ehrdecisions.com/.
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