Reliance Software Systems, Inc. (RelWare), a leader in enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) solutions for healthcare, is pleased to announce that its EXR system is certified by a ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ONC-ATCBs). Certification of RelWare’s EHR system provides assurance to purchasers and other users of the EHR system, that it offers the necessary technological capabilities, functionality and security to meet the meaningful use criteria established for a given phase.
RelWare’s certified EHR system meets criteria supporting Meaningful Use, a key component in the national initiative to encourage adoption and effective use of EHRs by America’s healthcare providers. RelWare’s EXR, as certified, is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 complaint and is a certified Complete Inpatient EHR and a Modular Outpatient EHR in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures.
Alicia A. Brown, President/CEO of RelWare said: “We are pleased to announce our dual Certification. Offering not only the Complete Inpatient EHR along with the Ambulatory Module EHR provides a comprehensive application set for any hospital or large practice. The usability of our application, as well as it being fully Web-based provides particular value. RelWare continues to set major market milestones from being the first Web-based Results Review in 2000, to our Henry Ford Health System partnership for their EMR in 2005, and now an early certifier in 2011. We persist in staying light-years ahead of our competitors in the quality and principle of our software—this will continue.”
RelWare’s EXR is an enterprise EHR with broad clinical functionality and scalability features that support the clinical operations of any hospital. This includes large multi-facility integrated delivery networks to the smallest critical access hospital. RelWare’s EXR delivers the functionality required by ARRA in addition to a Web user interface to increase adoption and reduce training costs. With strong interoperability and access control capabilities, EXR is also an ideal platform for implementing a community wide Health Information Exchange (HIE).
As part of the certification criteria process, providers and patients must have assurances that the electronic health IT products and systems they use today are secure, can maintain data confidentially, and can work with other systems to share information. Confidence and trust of health IT systems is an important aspect to advancing adoption and allowing for the realization of the benefits of improved patient care.
Also, eligible professionals and hospitals who seek to qualify for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are required to use Certified EHR technology. Once certified, Complete EHRs and EHR Modules can be used by eligible professionals and hospitals, or can be combined, to meet the requirements for certified EHR technology.
The Complete EHR, EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified ONC-ATCB by InfoGard Laboratories, Inc., in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary 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.
EXR Enterprise EHR version 2.1’s certification number is #IG-2417-11-
In January 2011, ONC issued a final rule establishing a permanent certification program. The permanent certification program will eventually replace the temporary certification program, which will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2011, or a later date when the processes necessary for the permanent certification program to operate are complete. ONC expects to carry out the program activities necessary to implement the permanent certification program through the end of 2011.