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MEDSEEK Empower 5.0 Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

September 18, 2013

Enterprise Patient Portal Meets Meaningful Use Criteria for Patient and Family Engagement

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 18, 2013

MEDSEEK announced today that the MEDSEEK Empower enterprise patient portal is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on September 4, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable hospital and eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“We are pleased that the MEDSEEK Empower enterprise patient portal is now 2014 ONC HIT Certified, setting the stage to help healthcare organizations meet Meaningful Use measures and provide patients the information and online tools they need to become more effective, self-care managers,” states Peter Kuhn, CEO of MEDSEEK. “We believe this certification further highlights our dedication to giving hospitals the power to influence decisions and health behaviors that positively impact outcomes and the organizations’ long-term strategic goals.”

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition 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 eligible provider or hospital technology. “CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, Executive Director of CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives.”

MEDSEEK Empower 5.0’s certification number for hospitals is CC-2014-600720-1. The enterprise patient portal meets the following certification criteria for hospitals:

  • Patient-specific education resources
  • Auditable events and tamper-resistance
  • Emergency access
  • Integrity
  • View, download, and transmit to 3rd party
  • Quality management system
  • Authentication, access control, and authorization
  • Audit report(s)
  • Automatic log-off
  • Automated numerator recording

The additional software MEDSEEK Empower 5.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance included:

  • A.D.A.M. Multimedia Encyclopedia Smart Engage 3
  • MedlinePlus Connect

The additional types of costs that an eligible provider, eligible hospital or critical access hospital would pay to implement MEDSEEK Empower 5.0 in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include:

Additional Fees (required):

  • Hardware and Software (O/S, SQL Server) or Hosting Fees
  • Support maintenance

Additional Fees (optional):

  • Additional integration points
  • Additional available modules and surrounding services
  • Health content vendor license

MEDSEEK Empower 5.0’s certification number for eligible providers is CC-2014-600720-2. The enterprise patient portal meets the following certification criteria for eligible providers:

  • Patient-specific education resources
  • Auditable events and tamper-resistance
  • Emergency access
  • Integrity
  • View, download, and transmit to 3rd party
  • Ambulatory setting only – secure messaging
  • Quality management system
  • Authentication, access control, and authorization
  • Audit report(s)
  • Automatic log-off
  • Automated numerator recording

The additional software MEDSEEK Empower 5.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance included:

  • A.D.A.M. Multimedia Encyclopedia Smart Engage 3
  • MedlinePlus Connect

The additional types of costs that an eligible provider, eligible hospital or critical access hospital would pay to implement MEDSEEK Empower 5.0 in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include:

Additional Fees (required):

  • Hardware and Software (O/S, SQL Server) or Hosting Fees
  • Support maintenance

Additional Fees (optional):

  • Additional integration points
  • Additional available modules and surrounding services
  • Health content vendor license

ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To learn more about how MEDSEEK Empower and the entire MEDSEEK Influence platform are helping healthcare organizations achieve their patient engagement goals and meet Meaningful Use, visit MEDSEEK at the SHSMD Conference booth 209, meet with us at the CHIME Fall Forum, or contact us for more information or to view a demonstration at marketing@medseek.com.

About MEDSEEK

Since 1996, MEDSEEK has focused exclusively on building software to help hospitals and health systems virtually influence prospects and patients before and after a physical encounter. Today, the MEDSEEK Influence platform integrates web, mobile, social, predictive analytics and relationship management solutions to help organizations drive profitable volume, improve individual and population health, increase patient satisfaction and create lasting health-related loyalty. Birmingham, AL-based MEDSEEK is proud to serve over 200 customers representing over 1,000 hospitals including many of the top hospital systems in the United States and Canada.

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 authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org/.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)” as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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