simplifyMD announced today that simplifyMD SP12 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR module on December 6, 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 required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“There’s no question that the future of ambulatory care is being able to do more with less. We believe that for the thousands of medical professionals who log into simplifyMD every day to manage more than 35 million electronic medical records, these certifications are further validation that ‘meaningful use,’ doesn’t have to cripple the physician with productivity losses at the point of care or the practice with debt. I’m especially proud of our team’s devotion to customers’ success,” said Matt Ethington, President of simplifyMD.

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.

simplifyMD SP12’s certification number is CC-1112-311000-1. 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.

simplifyMD SP12, meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(c) Maintain up-to-date problem list; 170.302(d) Maintain active medication list; 170.302(g) Smoking status; 170.302(o) Access control; 170.302(p) Emergency access; 170.302(q) Automatic log-off; 170.302(r) Audit log; 170.302(s) Integrity; 170.302(t) Authentication; 170.302(u) General encryption; 170.302(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information; 170.304(c) Record demographics.