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Sentri7 Achieves EMR Module Meaningful Use Certification

07-01-2011 11:52 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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ICSA Labs Finds that Software Meets Criteria for Generating Patient Lists and Clinical Decision Support

Bellevue, Wash. -- Wolters Kluwer Health, announced today that its Sentri7 clinical surveillance, documentation and reporting application has received 2011/2012 Electronic Health Record (EHR) modular certification, deeming the software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Sentri7 was certified on June 25, 2011, under ICSA Labs' EHR Testing and Certification Program, an ONC-ATCB (Office of the National Coordination Accredited Testing and Certification Body), in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. ICSA Labs is authorized to perform both complete EHR and EHR module testing and certification that demonstrates an organization is appropriately protecting sensitive, private patient information, as well as meeting meaningful use requirements.

"We are very excited to be able to assist our hospital clients in meeting multiple meaningful use criteria through the use of Sentri7 clinical surveillance," says Tim Gibbons, President and CEO of Pharmacy OneSource. "As our customers pursue improved quality performance, they can also be assured that Sentri7 will help them qualify for the associated financial incentives."

As part of the ARRA, also known as the stimulus bill, hospitals can receive financial incentives based on their use of EHRs, but only if they can demonstrate "meaningful use" of the technology.

Eligible hospitals who seek to qualify for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are required by statute to use Certified EHR Technology and must demonstrate use of a qualified EHR in a meaningful manner.

Sentri7 gives hospital staff a single point of access to lab results, medication records and patient demographics, data that previously resided in different systems. Customized rules run against the data to identify and flag at-risk patients.
As of June 25, 2011 Sentri7 is certified by ICSA Labs for multiple EHR modules supporting "meaningful use" requirements, including:

Eligible Hospital -- Inpatient:

- 170.302 (a) Drug/Drug and Drug/Allergy Interactions (core set)
- 170.302 (e) Maintain active medication allergy list (core set)
- 170.302 (h) Incorporate lab results (menu set)
- 170.302 (i) Generate patient lists (menu set)
- 170.302 (m) Patient specific education resource (menu set)
- 170.306 (c) Clinical decision support (core set)

Security:

- 170.302 (o) Access control (combine with 170.302.t)
- 170.302 (p) Emergency access
- 170.302 (q) Automatic log-off
- 170.302 (r) Audit log
- 170.302 (s) Integrity
- 170.302 (t) Authentication (combine with 170.302.o)
- 170.302 (u) General encryption
- 170.302 (v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information

To learn more about Sentri7, please visit http://www.sentri7.com.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world’s top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com for more information.

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.

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

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