VitalHealth Software has announced that it has submitted its VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8, the latest version of its electronic health record (EHR) solution for small practices, for Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification. The company is also broadening its beta testing program for the product and inviting small practices across the nation to participate. According to the company website the product is still expected to be available for purchase in Q-3 of this year.
Once the product is deemed 2011/2012 compliant, VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 will be certified as a “Complete EHR” by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), as part of the ONC-ATCB certification program, and in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
VitalHealth EHR for Practices is specifically built for small physician practices, focusing on those with fewer than 10 practitioners. The EHR is designed to not only meet but exceed the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements, providing all required Core measures and all optional Menu set objectives for eligible providers. The EHR technology platform is based on years of extensive research and solution development, while the EHR itself is designed with intellectual property licensed from Mayo Clinic. In order to assure that the system will be easy to use within the highly-varied work styles of small practices, the interface has significant levels of customization and flexibility, allowing each individual physician to work the way they are accustomed to. This next-generation EHR is one of the first designed specifically for use with an Apple iPad® as well as other tablet formats, laptops and desktops.
“By submitting the VitalHealth EHR for Meaningful Use certification, we are further showing our commitment to providing physicians with the clinical and operational benefits of an affordable, easy-to-use, world-class EHR,” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens van der Tang. “As a company, our goal is twofold: first, to deliver an EHR that physicians truly want to pick up and use, because it allows them to deliver better care, more efficiently; and second, to help physicians qualify for government incentives. This Meaningful Use submission is an important milestone in achieving both of those goals.”
VitalHealth EHR for Practices version 1.8 is available for beta testing small practices and the company is inviting those interested to participate. . You can find more information on the beta program at the company website. The product is slated for Complete EHR certification in July of 2011.