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FollowMyHealth(TM) Patient Portal Receives Meaningful Use EHR Certification

June 20, 2013

CHICAGO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts today announced that FollowMyHealth(TM) v2.0 has received 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification – for both ambulatory and inpatient – from Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB program, and is therefore considered compliant with the applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

FollowMyHealth is a patient engagement solution that combines the value of a personal health record, the power of a patient portal and the connectivity of a health information exchange (HIE). Based on the 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification, FollowMyHealth is now officially recognized as satisfying the criteria necessary to enable providers to attest to the following Meaningful Use criteria: Patient Education; View, Download, Transmit (VDT); Secure Messaging (Ambulatory); Automated Numerator Recording and Quality Management System for eligible provider or hospital technology. Additional Software Used: MedAllies Direct Solutions v1.0.

“Electronically engaging and communicating with patients is at the heart of Meaningful Use stage 2,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “To achieve this, providers must involve their patients in their own care and enable them to become proactive participants on their healthcare team. With this certification, providers can rest assured they are using a solution that will help them achieve Meaningful Use, enhance patient care and lower costs.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using certified EHR systems are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

With FollowMyHealth, patients can access and manage their health and wellness information in a secure, online environment – 24 hours a day/7 days a week, and download, fax or email records for the entire family from any computer, smartphone or tablet. In addition, patients can view test results, refill prescriptions, request appointments, pay bills, fill out forms before appointments and communicate with their doctors.

As noted by the Drummond Group:

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.”

Allscripts Follow My Health, Certified 6/13/13, Version 2.0, Criteria Certified: 170.314(a)(15);170.314(e)(1, 3); 170.314(g)(1, 4), Certification ID Number: 06132013?2039?1, No Clinical Quality Measures tested. Certified for both ambulatory and inpatient.

Relied upon software – MedAllies Direct Solutions v. 1.0.

Certification criteria tested and certified:

Ambulatory:

  • 314.a.15 – Patient Education
  • 314.e.1 – View Download and Transmit
  • 314.e.3 – Secure Messaging
  • 314.g.1 – Automated Numerator Recording
  • 314.g.4 – Quality Management System

Inpatient

  • 314.a.15 – Patient Education
  • 314.e.1 – View Download and Transmit
  • 314.g.1 – Automated Numerator Recording
  • 314.g.4 – Quality Management System

This certified product-version may require initial one-time costs and annual service fees to support online patient service (170.314(e)(1) – View, Download, and Transmit to 3(rd) party.

*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;

*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.

This certification will be noted on the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) website by the end of June 2013.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health(TM) for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.

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