Quest Diagnostics®

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that its Care360(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR), Version 2010.2, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, by the Certification Commission for eligible 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 required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“We believe this Care360 EHR certification milestone for Meaningful Use is further recognition of Quest Diagnostics’ industry leadership in providing interoperable, secure, and modular healthcare technology solutions,” said Richard A. Mahoney, Quest Diagnostics vice president of Healthcare Information Solutions and president of its MedPlus healthcare information technology subsidiary. “Care360 is used by more than 160,000 physicians in 70,000 locations, and this certification is another step in our commitment to provide physicians with relevant, easy-to-use, affordable technologies that help them improve patient care and qualify for government incentives.”

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 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.

Care360 EHR, Version 2010.2′s certification number is CC-1112-936980-1. 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 Care360(TM) EHR, Version 2010.2 has been certified include NQF 0013, NQF 0018, NQF 0024, NQF 0028, NQF 0038, NQF 0041, NQF 0043, NQF 0421, NQF 0575.