ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group
January 4, 2011 Potomac, Md. -- CodoniXnotes has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete Ambulatory EHR certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“The certification validates that our software is recognized to be fully compliant with the meaningful use requirements set up by the federal government. Our users not only can leverage our software to make significant care improvements but to also achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA. We are proud to offer providers the opportunity to truly improve care in their communities,” says Dr. Andrew Muchmore, Chairman and CEO.
Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors 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.
CodoniXnotes, which met the requirements for Complete Ambulatory EHR certification, is a complete practice management, coding and electronic medical record solution designed by practicing physicians. EHR solutions for Urgent Care Facilities, Emergency Departments, Physician Offices and School Based Health Clinics are available.
“The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We’re ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security.”
CodoniXnotes is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Vendor name, Date Certified, Product Version, Certification ID number, Clinical Quality Measures Certified, any additional software relied upon to certify, where applicable the certification criteria to which each EHR modules has been tested and certified.
Headquartered in Potomac, MD, CodoniX, Inc. (www.codonix.com) is a privately held company with a proprietary technology that can be accessed on a local area network or via the Internet to manage hospital and physician practices and accurately build and code a computerized physician's note without using complex menus and rigid templates. The CodoniXnotes system is a complete practice management, coding and electronic medical record solution. The resulting electronic charts and reports reduce errors and dramatically increase collections and cut administrative and billing costs associated with dictation, transcription, coding and copying. Other medical specialty documentation applications are available for emergency care, family practice and urgent care.
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.