iNTERFACEWARE has announced that its IGUANA healthcare integration engine was tested and certified as a Modular EHR on January 10, 2013 by Drummond Group, Inc. iNTERFACEWARE’s solution is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and meets the criteria for the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that Electronic Health Records meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using certified EHR systems are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
IGUANA 5.5, which met the requirements for EHR Modular certification, enables hospitals and healthcare providers to integrate disparate systems including EMRs, EHRs, HISs and PACs. With iNTERFACEWARE, organizations can seamlessly transfer critical electronic information without replacing existing technologies. It also connects legacy healthcare systems and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, enabling organizations to develop, test, deploy and monitor healthcare interfaces with a single web-based interface.
“As a result of the focus on EHRs and meaningful use, healthcare organizations are under increased pressure to adopt new technologies. To gain the maximum value from these systems, integration is critical,” said Eliot Muir, CEO, iNTERFACEWARE. “The Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB approval validates IGUANA’s role in the healthcare ecosystem as a key component of successful integration and deployment.”
“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”