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OncoEMR® Oncology-Specific EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

Altos Solutions, Inc., a division of Flatiron Health, Inc., today announced OncoEMR®, version 2.7 oncology-specific electronic medical record, has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification, which designates that OncoEMR is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). OncoEMR version 2.7 was certified on May 28, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) and is compliant in accordance with the applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Our goal at Altos is to support oncology practices in preparing to successfully attest by providing advanced and intuitive software in oncology,” stated Carla Wood Balch, President/CEO of Altos Solutions. “Altos’ commitment is to proceed with ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification of OncoEMR to support physicians' successful attestation to Meaningful Use Stage 1 or Stage 2.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC Health IT Certification is awarded to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

OncoEMR® version 2.7’s certification number is 140084R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

OncoEMR® version 2.7 meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.314 (a) (3) Demographics
  • 170.314 (a) (4) Vial Signs, BMI, and growth charts
  • 170.314 (a) (5) Problem List
  • 170.314 (a) (9) Electronic Notes
  • 170.314 (a) (10) Drug-Formulary checks
  • 170.314 (a) (11) Smoking Status
  • 170.314 (a) (13) Family Health History
  • 170.314 (d) (1) Authentication, access control and authorization
  • 170.314 (d) (2) Auditable events and tamper resistance
  • 170.314 (d) (3) Audit Reports
  • 170.314 (d) (5) Auto log off
  • 170.314 (d) (6) Emergency Access
  • 170.314 (f) (1) Immunization Information
  • 170.314 (f) (5) Cancer Case Information
  • 170.314 (g) (2) Automated Measure Calculation
  • 170.314 (g) (4) Quality Management System (attestation only)

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria includes First Databank, SureScripts, MedLIne Plus, SeeYourChart® patient portal, and Meinberg Network Time Protocol Daemon.

Physicians with OncoEMR already in use in their practice pay an annual subscription. There is no additional cost to practices with OncoEMR to upgrade to OncoEMR version 2.7. Oncologists new to OncoEMR or converting to OncoEMR pay an annual subscription and a one-time implementation and set-up cost. There is no additional cost for First Databank, SureScripts, MedLIne Plus, SeeYourChart, and Meinberg Network Time Protocol Daemon, maintenance, support, or upgrades whether currently using OncoEMR, new to OncoEMR, or converting to OncoEMR.

About Altos Solutions, Inc.

Altos Solutions, Inc. is the pioneer in secure web-based oncology-specific software applications; focusing on intuitive electronic medical records, practice management with integrated medical billing, real-time comparative analytics, and patient and provider portals. Altos Solutions is the first company in the US to offer oncology practices an oncology-specific EMR application combined with services to collect, benchmark, and analyze the data contained in these records. With an installed base of over 1,300 oncology clinicians and thousands of daily users, OncoEMR® is the answer for all oncology practices, whether solo practitioner oncologist, multi-location cancer centers, or hospital-based ambulatory cancer centers. Altos Solutions is a division of Flatiron Health and headquartered in Los Altos, California. To learn more about Altos Solutions, visit www.altossolutions.com.

About ONC Certification

The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

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