LeonardoMD is pleased to announce that the LeonardoMD Virtuoso EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Although LeonardoMD’s member practices have enjoyed a popular electronic medical record (EMR) feature set for over a decade, LeonardoMD is proud that its latest EHR software release, Virtuoso, has been recognized among the most elite tools in clinical documentation. This certification is validation from CCHIT® that the LeonardoMD Virtuoso EHR fulfills the criteria and standards set forth by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) that EHRs are required to meet for the 2011/2012 stimulus program. A detailed description of these criteria is available at leonardomd.com/emr2011.

“ONC-ATBC certification from CCHIT® is a key component in LeonardoMD’s commitment to offering our member practices an EHR in full compliance with the meaningful use measures,” commented Ralph Holmes, CEO of LeonardoMD; “LeonardoMD is proud to attach our reputation for software quality and commitment to customer service to the new Virtuoso EHR, and we will continue to ensure compliance with ARRA criteria as they evolve over the next several years.”

“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.

The LeonardoMD Virtuoso EHR is the latest web-based medical software offered by LeonardoMD, implemented by family practice and specialty physicians nationwide. Although many features have been added or improved, the full LeonardoMD software suite still runs completely out of the Web browser and is accessible by Web-enabled mobile devices, iPhone, and iPad.