McKesson announced recently that Lytec MD 2011 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 6, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for eligible providers 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).
“We are proud to receive ONC-ATCB certification for Lytec MD from CCHIT,” said David Henriksen, senior vice president and general manager of McKesson’s Physician Practice Solutions. “Our focus is not only to have our software meet certification standards, but also to help physicians drive improved patient outcomes, boost revenues and bring vitality into their practices. To help promote the success of our customers, we continue to offer meaningful use webinars, regional meetings, training, education and support services.”
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 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.
Lytec MD 2011’s certification number is CC-1112-589589-1. 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.
The clinical quality measures to which Lytec MD 2011 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF 0064, and NQF 0061.
The additional software Lytec MD relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Windows Server 2008 which includes BitLocker and IPSec for 170.302(u) & 170.302(v); SureScripts Messenger Services for 170.304(b) & 170.302(b); Medi-Span for 170.302(e) & 170.302(a); CPT codes for 170.302(d), 170.304(e) & 170.304(a); and RelayClinical Education for 170.302(m).
About Lytec MD
Lytec MD improves the quality of care and financial performance with a PM/EHR solution to increase practice efficiency and features Bright Note Technology, a dynamic processing technology which instantly populates all critical data on a patient chart. Lytec MD is part of McKesson’s comprehensive portfolio of physician solutions designed to reduce time spent on administrative tasks and help meet the needs of running a modern practice. McKesson’s offerings for physician practices include clinical and EHR software, as well as business management and connectivity solutions for health information exchange. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com/physicianpractice.
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payers; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payers designed to improve outcomes for patients. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.
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). For more information, visit 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. ONCATCB 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.
SOURCE: McKesson Corporation