MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein MicroMD ®, a provider of proven and cost-effective practice management and electronic medical records (EMR) systems, announced today that its EMR Version 9.0 has achieved 2014 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR ONC Health IT Certification. This certification designates the software as capable of supporting health care providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Henry Schein MicroMD EMR was certified by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
"Providers are faced with the challenge of meeting incentive requirements while still providing excellent, efficient patient care," says Bruce Lieberthal, General Manager and Vice President of Emerging Technologies for Henry Schein MicroMD. "We are pleased to offer products that meet federal standards to help our customers secure EMR incentives and, at the same time, enhance physician care coordination and practice profitability."
Henry Schein MicroMD EMR system version 7.5 received 2011 Edition ONC Modular certification in 2010 and achieved 2011 Edition Complete Certification in the first quarter of 2011, meeting all 25 Final Rule Stage 1 requirements. Since then Henry Schein MicroMD EMR has expanded its product features to include access to real-time data, and dual reporting for Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use. Individual professionals also have the ability to select their specific core objectives and clinical quality measures.
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 with Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.