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CitiusTech's Bi-Clinical Framework 10.3 Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 General News J E 4
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SARASOTA, Florida, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CitiusTech announced today that BI-Clinical Framework 10.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on May 12, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Hospital 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 are very happy to receive the formal ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification to BI-Clinical 10.3 for compliance to all Meaningful Use EH clinical quality measures. BI-Clinical is also ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified for all 44 Meaningful Use EP clinical quality measures. BI-Clinical 10.3 is the only modular BI solution in the market to have this distinction," said Bimal R. Naik, Chief Client Officer of CitiusTech. "BI-Clinical can be leveraged by healthcare IT vendors to comply with Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) requirements and provide additional CQMs using the highly configurable BI-Clinical Rules Engine. BI-Clinical already has a rich library of over 300 clinical quality measures for complete PQRS and JCAHO data abstraction, reporting, and analytics."

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.

BI-Clinical Framework 10.3's certification number is CC-1112-449180-2. 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.

    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)

The clinical quality measures to which BI-Clinical Framework 10.3 has been certified include:

NQF 0371, NQF 0372, NQF 0373, NQF 0374, NQF 0375, NQF 0376, NQF 0435, NQF 0436, NQF 0437, NQF 0438, NQF 0439, NQF 0440, NQF 0441, NQF 0495, NQF 0497

About CitiusTech

CitiusTech (http://www.citiustech.com) is a specialist provider of healthcare consulting and technology services to healthcare IT vendors, healthcare providers, health plans, disease management organizations, IDNs, Managed Care Organizations and Accountable Care Organizations. CitiusTech's key offerings include healthcare software engineering, QA/test automation, healthcare BI & analytics, technology consulting and platform-based professional services. CitiusTech's ability to bring strong domain expertise across healthcare technologies, applications and healthcare standards, together with world-class service quality and a global resource base, enables it to offer a distinctive value proposition to its clients.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified(R) products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more - but not all - of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-17210.pdf) published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures ( http://healthcare.nist.gov/use_testing/finalized_requirements.html) published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT(R)) 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.

"CCHIT(R)" and "CCHIT Certified(R)" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

    Media Contact:

    CitiusTech Inc
    Amar Badlani
    Manager Business Development
    amarb@citiustech.com
    Off: +1-360-326-8060

SOURCE CitiusTech

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