VitalHealth Software, a provider of web-based software solutions for health management, today announced that its VitalHealth EHR version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record solution for small practices, is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
VitalHealth EHR for Practices was specifically built for small physician practices with fewer than 10 practitioners and is now scheduled to be available for purchase in the 4th quarter of this year. The company’s website still says Q3 for the release but based on this latest news release they do not expect to meet that date. The product is currently in a beta test test phase.
The company describes VitalHealth EHR as a next-generation EHR was designed to be extremely easy to use in the highly-varied work styles of small practices with significant levels of customization and flexibility. Based on extensive research and designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic, the VitalHealth EHR is one of the first EHRs designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.
“In developing the VitalHealth EHR solution, our primary mission was to create an EHR that would improve clinical workflow and efficiency and ultimately, impact the quality of care that physicians in the small practice setting can provide.” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “We believe we have met this goal by not only successfully building the first EHR system that was created by physicians, for physicians in a small practice setting, but we developed a solution that will allow our provider customers to achieve meaningful use and qualify for the much needed incentive funds available under ARRA.”
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary for 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.
VitalHealth EHR, version 1.8’s certification number is CC-1112-669320-1. 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 VitalHealth EHR 1.8 has been certified include:
- NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening & Follow-Up (core/alternate core)
- NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement (core/alternate core)
- NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation (core/alternate core)
- NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization (core/alternate core)
- NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling (core/alternate core)
- NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status (core/alternate core)
- NQF 0061 Diabetes: BP Management
- NQF 0043 Pneumonia Vaccination Status
- NQF 0031 Breast Cancer Screening
The additional software VitalHealth EHR 1.8 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
- Newcrop 10.1 (ePrescribing)
- ATLAS LabWorks 10.4 (electronic lab ordering and resulting)