SARASOTA, Florida, May 18, 2011 CitiusTech announcedtoday that BI-Clinical Framework 10.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and wascertified as an EHR Module on May 12, 2011 by the Certification Commissionfor Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance withthe applicable Eligible Hospital certification criteria adopted by theSecretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support theStage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers andhospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
"We are very happy to receive the formal ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certificationto BI-Clinical 10.3 for compliance to all Meaningful Use EH clinical qualitymeasures. BI-Clinical is also ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified for all 44Meaningful Use EP clinical quality measures. BI-Clinical 10.3 is the onlymodular BI solution in the market to have this distinction," said Bimal R.Naik, Chief Client Officer of CitiusTech. "BI-Clinical can be leveraged byhealthcare IT vendors to comply with Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measure(CQM) requirements and provide additional CQMs using the highly configurableBI-Clinical Rules Engine. BI-Clinical already has a rich library of over 300clinical quality measures for complete PQRS and JCAHO data abstraction,reporting, and analytics."
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies thatComplete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one ormore - but not all - of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health andHuman Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companiesare now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase andimplement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.
BI-Clinical Framework 10.3's certification number is CC-1112-449180-2.ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent anendorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
The clinical quality measures to which BI-Clinical Framework 10.3 hasbeen certified include:
NQF 0371, NQF 0372, NQF 0373, NQF 0374, NQF 0375, NQF 0376, NQF 0435, NQF0436, NQF 0437, NQF 0438, NQF 0439, NQF 0440, NQF 0441, NQF 0495, NQF 0497
CitiusTech (http://www.citiustech.com) is a specialist provider ofhealthcare consulting and technology services to healthcare IT vendors,healthcare providers, health plans, disease management organizations, IDNs,Managed Care Organizations and Accountable Care Organizations. CitiusTech'skey offerings include healthcare software engineering, QA/test automation,healthcare BI & analytics, technology consulting and platform-basedprofessional services. CitiusTech's ability to bring strong domain expertiseacross healthcare technologies, applications and healthcare standards,together with world-class service quality and a global resource base, enablesit to offer a distinctive value proposition to its clients.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R))is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission ofaccelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health informationtechnology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health recordtechnology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and CertificationBody (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified(R) products andONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available athttp://cchit.org.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRtechnology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by theSecretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications includeComplete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligibleprovider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more - butnot all - of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with HealthInformation Technology: Initial Set of Standards, ImplementationSpecifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health RecordTechnology (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-17210.pdf) publishedin the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the testprocedures (http://healthcare.nist.gov/use_testing/finalized_requirements.html) publishedby the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time oftesting. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the CertificationCommission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)) does not represent anendorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Healthand Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
"CCHIT(R)" and "CCHIT Certified(R)" are registered trademarks of theCertification Commission for Health Information Technology.BI-Clinical Framework 10.3 meets the following certification criteria: - Access control 170.302(o) - Emergency access 170.302(p) - Automatic log-off 170.302(q) - Audit log 170.302(r) - Integrity 170.302(s) - Authentication 170.302(t) - General encryption 170.302(u) - Encryption when exchanging electronic health information 170.302(v) - Calculate and submit clinical quality measures 170.306(i)