CQMsolution® Achieves ONC HIT 2015 Edition Certification from ICSA Labs


New Orleans, Louisiana: October 5, 2016
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Dynamic Health IT
504-309-9103
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ICSA Labs
Janet Brumfield
614-560-2024
Janet.Brumfield@verizon.com

CQMsolution® from Dynamic Health IT, Inc, Version 3.0 has become the first quality measure software to achieve ONC HIT 2015 Edition certification. The latest edition of ONC Test Method affirms that the software can support eligible clinicians and eligible hospitals in meeting CMS EHR Incentive Program objectives.

CQMsolution® was certified on September 5, 2016 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This marks the fourth ONC-certified version of CQMsolution, the previous certification coming in conjunction with the release of Cypress 2.6.1 validation software.

“Dynamic Health IT remains a trailblazer in clinical quality measures software development. We’re very proud to be the first vendor to certify for 2015 Edition Quality Measures and Cypress 3.0,” said Jeff Robbins, President of Dynamic Health IT.

“As we move into a new phase of value-based payment and meaningful use of EHRs, calculating and analyzing accurate quality measure output becomes indispensable. We hope to provide our clients with not only quality measure compliance, but a transparent user interface that enables easy analysis.”

CQMsolution® 3.0 Inpatient and Ambulatory certification meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.315(C) (1) Clinical Quality Measures- Capture And Export
  • 170.315(C) (2) Clinical Quality Measures- Incorporate And Calculate
  • 170.315(C) (3) Clinical Quality Measures- Reporting
  • 170.315(C) (4) Clinical Quality Measures- Filter
  • 170.315(G) (4) Quality Management System
  • 170.315(G) (5) Accessibility Centered Design
  • 170.314(D) (1) Authentication, access control, authorization
  • 170.314(D) (2) Auditable events and tamper-resistance
  • 170.314(D) (3) Audit report(s)
  • 170.314(D) (5) Automatic access time-out

In addition to meeting measures updated from 2014 Edition, CQMsolution Version 3.0 also includes new interface enhancements driven by 170.315(C) (4), allowing users to filter report data on a number of demographic categories.

The clinical quality measures to which CQMsolution has been certified include:

  • All 29 updated measures for eligible hospitals
  • All 64 updated measures for eligible professionals
  • All 64 aligned PQRS measures for EPs (additional PQRS measures can be supported)

CQMsolution® CHPL product number is 15.07.07.2713.CQ01.01.0.1.160916 and ONC-ACB Certification ID is 160044R00. 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.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2015 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 3 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

About Dynamic Health IT

Dynamic Health IT, Inc. was established in 1999 to meet the demands of the modern healthcare information technology environment. Headquartered in New Orleans, the company has consultants throughout the United States.

DHIT is dedicated to developing technology to benefit healthcare providers and vendors. The company has a core competence in clinician quality measures and healthcare data interoperability, offering meaningful use certification solutions and integration expertise via standards such as HL7, FHIR, Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), CCDA, CCD and more.

Products and services include:

  • ConnectEHR® and Patient Portal: flexible software that can easily attach to your EMR to satisfy a range of certification requirements including lab results, secure messaging and patient View/Download/Transmit
  • CQMsolution® clinical quality measure software that enables EHR vendors to meet ONC certification and providers to achieve Meaningful Use, with a user interface for analysis and tracking. CQMsolution supports all current CMS eCQMs.
  • Registry Hub, a wrap-around service to process immunization and syndromic surveillance messages from eligible providers and hospitals, brokering connection and successful submission to state registries.
  • GAP analyses that closely examine EHR functionality and identify the pathway a customer should follow to achieve Certification.

About ONC Certification

The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (Health IT) program tests and certifies that Health IT is capable of meeting the 2014 or 2015 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

CQMsolution® Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Inpatient and Ambulatory EHR Certification from ICSA Labs


New Orleans, Louisiana: May 20, 2015
Media Contacts
Dynamic Health IT
504-309-9103
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ICSA Labs
Carlos Arcila
908-559-8031
carlos.arcila@verizon.com

Dynamic Health IT, Inc's, CQMsolution®, Version 2.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers and eligible hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). CQMsolution® Version 2.0 was certified on April 9, 2015 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Dynamic Health IT is very excited to be one of the first vendors certified for the 2015 Clinical Quality Measures using Cypress 2.6,” said Jeff Robbins, President of Dynamic Health IT. “We envision that reporting of Clinical Quality Measures will be the center stage for provider reimbursement over time as Medicare and Medicaid moves away from a fee-for-service model. We plan to continually enhance our affordable ‘bolt-on’ technology in this area, freeing vendors from needing to develop and update this functionality”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted 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.

CQMsolution® 2.0 Inpatient certification number is 130098R02 and CQMsolution® 2.0 Ambulatory certification number is 130099R02. 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.

CQMsolution® 2.0 Inpatient and Ambulatory certification meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.314(C) (1) Clinical Quality Measures- Capture And Export
  • 170.314(C) (2) Clinical Quality Measures- Incorporate And Calculate
  • 170.314(C) (3) Clinical Quality Measures- Reporting
  • 170.314(G) (4) Quality Management System

The clinical quality measures to which CQMsolution has been certified include:

  • All 29 updated measures for eligible hospitals
  • All 64 updated measures for eligible professionals
  • All 64 aligned PQRS measures for EPs (additional PQRS measures can be supported)

About Dynamic Health IT

Dynamic Health IT, Inc. (DHIT) was established in 1999 to meet the demanding needs of today's healthcare information technology environment. Headquartered in New Orleans, the company has consultants throughout the United States and a core competence in integration and analysis of healthcare data.

DHIT is dedicated to developing technology to benefit healthcare providers and vendors. The company specializes in meaningful use certification solutions and system interoperability via standards such as HL7, Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), CCDA, CCD, etc. Products and services include:ConnectEHR® and Patient Portal: 2014-edition certified flexible bolt-on software that enables EHR vendors to achieve Stage 2 Certification.

CQMsolution®, clinical quality measure software that enables EHR vendors to meet ONC certification and providers to achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use. CQMsolution supports all current CMS eCQMs. Registry Hub, a wrap-around service to process immunization and syndromic surveillance messages from eligible providers and hospitals, brokering connection and successful submission to state registries. "GAP analyses" that closely examine EHR functionality and identify the pathway a customer should follow to achieve Certification.

Turnkey HL7 solutions that incorporate the powerful and affordable HL7Connect interface engines.

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. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

Testing a New HL7 Standard: FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)


New Orleans, Louisiana: September 27, 2013

Dynamic Health IT demonstrated its FHIR solutions at the FHIR Connectathon
September 21 and 22, 2013 in Cambridge, MA

Dynamic Health It, Inc. (DHIT) successfully participated in the FHIR Connectathon September 21st and 22nd in Cambridge, MA. DHIT demonstrated the HL7Connect interface engine’s capabilities to create and update FHIR resources on the web and also to convert HL7 to FHIR. DHIT completed Scenario 1 (Register a new patient), Scenario 2 (Update a patient) and Scenario 3 (Retrieve Patient History). The FHIR Connectathon is an event at which Health Information Technology vendors gathered to develop and test their implementations of FHIR. While FHIR is not yet a published standard, developers are already taking advantage of its capabilities.

The FHIR Connectathon was part of the HL7 International 27th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting. FHIR was mentioned prominently in Keynote Session 1, entitled “The Next Generation of Interoperability” presented by John Halamka, CIO of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess and Chair of the ONC Standards Committee. Halamka said that he sees that “at some point FHIR will eclipse CCDA” and the other prior clinical document standards (CCD and CCR) due to its simplicity and extensibility.

What is FHIR? FHIR (pronounced “fire”) is a new standard that aims to speed up and simplify healthcare interoperability. HL7 International committee co-chair Grahame Grieve is the mastermind behind FHIR. Grieve was deeply concerned that healthcare application integration was getting more costly and time-consuming and he perceived that HL7 Version 3 and CDA were becoming increasingly complex and difficult to implement.

His solution was to step back and examine the best web-based practices of other industries and then to combine them with the best of HL7. The new FHIR standard features an industry-standard API similar to those used by Internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. The building blocks of the FHIR API are “Resources,” which are entities that live on the web with known content and meaning. Resources can be represented in XML or JSON (more lightweight). Resources are molecules that can be combined to form useful systems.

Through FHIR’s RESTful web services, Resources can be accessed using standard HTTP methods GET, PUT, POST and DELETE. Another key tenet of FHIR is that the definition of each Resource be simple and understandable. Resource definitions are not meant to address every possible scenario, only the common ones. FHIR provides a framework for easy customization through extensions. Developers can add extensions and reference their definition using URLs on the web. This tames the extensibility issue. Systems can easily read the extensions using the same framework as other resources.

DHIT is the exclusive North American solutions provider for the HL7Connect Interface Engine. Our goal is to provide cost-effective, turnkey solutions for exchanging healthcare data. We incorporate the latest web technologies in our solutions.

HL7Connect provides an intuitive, cost-effective platform for interoperability with HL7 V2, V3, CCDA and now FHIR. In fact, HL7Connect is the “reference implementation” used to test FHIR interfaces. HL7Connect implements FHIR’s RESTful API (HTTP), Document and messaging services. With this unparalleled toolkit and our many years of experience with HL7 and healthcare interoperability, Dynamic Health IT is in a unique position to offer our clients robust, cost-effective FHIR solutions built on the HL7Connect Interface Engine.

Founded in 1999, Dynamic Health IT (DHIT) specializes in integration and exchange of healthcare data. Over the last decade, DHIT has been assisting clients with HL7 interoperability using HL7Connect, Cloverleaf, Epic Bridges, Web Services and other popular interface engines. DHIT takes pride in providing clients with a turnkey interface solution for cost-effective implementations of HL7 V2 and V3 with EMRs, EHRs, HIEs, Vendor Systems, Medical Devices, HITECH Certification, and Meaningful Use . DHIT is excited about FHIR and its potential to transform healthcare application integration and interoperability. DHIT offers a proven, user-friendly, solution for FHIR implementations.

For more information on our FHIR and HL7 solutions:
Dynamic Health IT, Inc.
Phone: 504-309-9103
Email:
info@dynamichealthit.com

Testing a New HL7 Standard: FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)


New Orleans, Louisiana: September 16, 2013

Dynamic Health IT to demonstrate and test its FHIR solutions at the FHIR Connectathon
September 21 and 22, 2013 in Cambridge, MA
(
http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=FHIR_Connectathon_4)

DHIT will be demonstrating the HL7Connect interface engine’s capabilities to exchange data by FHIR and also to convert HL7 to FHIR. The FHIR Connectathon is an event at which Health Information Technology vendors will gather to test implementations of FHIR using various applications and devices, for adherence to IHE Integration Profiles.
Why FHIR? The developers of FHIR wanted to incorporate the best of HL7 with industry-standard RESTful architecture and APIs similar to those used by Internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. While FHIR is not yet a published standard, developers are already taking advantage of its capabilities. HL7.org member, Grahame Grieve, is the mastermind behind FHIR.
FHIR encompasses the key features of HL7 V2, V3, and CDA, an enhanced design in a lightweight implementation framework, and takes advantage of the latest web technologies and standards.
Healthcare application integration and interoperability continues to be costly and time-consuming. The current standards -- HL7 Version 2 and the current XML-based message formats, like HL7 Version 3 and CCD, have failed to provide anything close to plug and play solutions.
DHIT is the exclusive North American solutions provider for the HL7Connect Interface Engine. HL7Connect provides a one stop shop for interoperability with HL7 V2, V3 and leading edge FHIR Standards. HL7Connect is the reference implementation used to test and configure FHIR interfaces.
DHIT feels that embracing FHIR as an emerging standard has tremendous potential to advance healthcare interoperability by providing a modern platform allowing for a smoother transition path from V2 HL7.
HL7Connect implements FHIR’s RESTful API (HTTP), Document and messaging services. It facilitates easy management of all HL7 standards in one application. With this unparalleled toolkit and our many years of experience with HL7 and healthcare interoperability, we are in a unique position to offer our clients robust, cost-effective FHIR solutions built on the HL7Connect Interface Engine.
Dynamic Health IT’s (DHIT) goal is to provide cost-effective, turnkey solutions for exchanging healthcare data using FHIR and other industry standards. DHIT incorporates the latest web technologies in our solutions.
Founded in 1999, Dynamic Health IT (DHIT) specializes in integration and exchange of healthcare data. Over the last decade, DHIT has been assisting clients with HL7 interoperability using HL7Connect, Cloverleaf, Epic Bridges, Web Services and other popular interface engines. DHIT takes pride in providing clients with a turnkey interface solution for cost-effective implementations of HL7 V2 and V3 with EMRs, EHRs, HIEs, Vendor Systems, Medical Devices, HITECH Certification, and Meaningful Use . DHIT is excited about FHIR and its potential to transform healthcare application integration and interoperability. DHIT offers a proven, user-friendly, solution for FHIR implementations.
For more information on our FHIR and HL7 solutions:
Dynamic Health IT, Inc.
Phone: 504-309-9103
Email:
info@dynamichealthit.com

ConnectEHR® Achieves 2014 Edition ONC ACB Inpatient and Ambulatory EHR Certification from ICSA Labs


New Orleans, Louisiana: February 25, 2013
Media Contacts
Dynamic Health IT
504-309-9103
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ICSA Labs
Carlos Arcila
908-559-8031
carlos.arcila@verizon.com
ConnectEHR® has achieved 2014 Edition EHR Modular ONC-ACB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ConnectEHR® was certified on 02/14/2013 under ICSA Labs’ ONC-ACB Electronic Health Record program and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“Dynamic Health IT is very excited to be one of the first vendors to achieve 2014 Edition HITECH Certification,” said Jeff Robbins, President of Dynamic Health IT. “We plan to continue and expand the role we've played during Stage 1 of providing Ambulatory and Inpatient EHR vendors with affordable ‘bolt-on’ technology for addressing Meaningful Use criteria. For Stage 2, we've incorporated the Direct Protocol and also feature a Patient Portal. Our ConnectEHR® application is designed to seamlessly complement existing EHR functionality, allowing vendors to achieve Complete EHR certification for their products.”
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. Its electronic health record certification and testing program provides verification that the certified EHR technology supports meaningful use, as well as helps health care organizations protect sensitive and private patient information.

ConnectEHR® 1.0 meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.314(a) (15) Patient-specific education resources
  • 170.314(b) (1) Transitions of care – receive, display, and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries
  • 170.314(b) (2) Transitions of care – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries
  • 170.314(b) (5) Incorporate laboratory test and values/results.
  • 170.314(b) (6) Inpatient setting only- transmission of electronic laboratory tests and values/results to ambulatory providers
  • 170.314(b) (7) Data Portability
  • 170.314(d) (1) Authentication, access control, and authorization
  • 170.314(d) (2) Auditable events and tamper resistance
  • 170.314(d) (3) Audit Log
  • 170.314(d) (5) Automatic log-off
  • 170.314(d) (6) Emergency access
  • 170.314(d) (7) Encryption of data at rest
  • 170.314(d) (8) Integrity
  • 170.314(e) (1) View, download, and transmit to 3rd party
  • 170.314(e) (2) Ambulatory setting only-clinical summaries
  • 170.314(e) (3) Ambulatory setting only-secure messaging
  • 170.314(f) (2) Transmission to immunization registries
  • 170.314(f) (3) Transmission to public health agencies – Syndromic Surveillance
  • 170.314(f) (4) Inpatient setting only- transmission of reportable laboratory tests and values/results
  • 170.314(g) (1) Automated numerator recording
  • 170.314(g) (4) Quality Management

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: PresenTense Time Client (NTP)

Dynamic Health IT, Inc. was established in 1999 to meet the demanding needs of today's healthcare information technology environment. Our Founder and President, Jeff Robbins, has worked "hands on" in busy hospital IT departments, as an IT Director at a major teaching hospital, and in a variety of roles for prominent HIS software vendors. Jeff has an acute understanding of the healthcare organization’s need for occasional additional IT resources and expertise and designed services to meet those varied needs.

Headquartered in New Orleans, we have consultants throughout the United States and our "core competence" is integration of healthcare data. Our team has advanced knowledge with interface engines such as HL7Connect, Epic Bridges, Cloverleaf®, Rhapsody™ and OPENLink™. We embrace opportunities to develop complex interfaces and resolve intricate technical challenges.

Dynamic Health IT is dedicated to leveraging technology to benefit healthcare providers and vendors. We specialize in system interoperability via standards such as HL7, Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), CCDA, CCD, etc.

  • In the area of HITECH and Meaningful Use, we provide GAP analyses, HITECH Tools, and bolt-on software including CCDConnect (2011 Edition certified system) and ConnectEHR® (our 2014 Edition certified system).
  • Our turnkey HL7 solutions incorporate the powerful but affordable HL7Connect interface engine.
  • We offer project management, development and support services for a number of popular interface engines and vendor interface platforms such as Cloverleaf and Epic Bridges.
  • Our ClinStar® solution links physician and clinic EMR’s to a hospital via ADT, orders and results.
  • CPOE Dashboard is a web‐based system which addresses the needs of Meditech users to allow unit secretaries and other support staff the ability to review and track orders.
  • The Dynamic Code Mapper is a web-based tool for automating the tedious crosswalk/mapping process that many vendors encounter during interface implementation.

About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified EHR Technology program tests and certifies that EHR technology 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. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

* This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB 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. ConnectEHR® 1.0 was certified on 2/14/2013. CHPL Ambulatory Product Number: 130007R00. CHPL Inpatient Product Number: 130008R00.

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Dynamic Health IT
(504) 309-9103
www.DynamicHealthIT.com

Richmond University Medical Center Self-Certifies for Meaningful Use


New Orleans, Louisiana: April 26, 2012

Media Contacts:
Dynamic Health IT
(504) 309-9103
www.DynamicHealthIT.com

ICSA Labs
John Columbus
(908) 559-5993
john.columbus@verizon.com

Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) has taken the road less traveled on the path to Meaningful Use (MU) and so far, they’ve been successful. The conventional path involves purchasing and implementing a “certified” vendor EHR system and then using it in a production setting to satisfy MU criteria. RUMC has Meditech C/S 5.65 but they don’t have all the modules of the “complete” EHR (see ONC chapel listing) or even the modularly certified EHR (ONC modular listing for C/S bundle). Why not? They are missing the Data Repository (DR), the Physician Care Manager (PCM) module, the CCD Exchange Suite and MU HL7 reports.

RUMC turned to Dynamic Health IT (DHIT) to help them solve this problem via “Self Certification”. RUMC knew that they could meet one critical metric -- the 30% threshold for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE). RUMC has an Emergency Department application from EDIMS that their ER physicians use for CPOE. Since a high volume of their patients come through the ER, they are confident of meeting the 30% CPOE threshold.

For self-certification, RUMC paired Meditech Client Server 5.65 and EDIMS with DHIT’s CCDConnect application. DHIT’s CCDConnect application was used to meet the following criteria:

Inpatient Criteria (170.306)
(d) Electronic copy of health information
(e) Electronic copy of discharge instructions
(f) Exchange clinical information and patient summary record
(g) Reportable lab results

General Criteria (170.302)
(k) Submission to immunization registries
(l) Public health surveillance (Syndromic Surveillance)
(r) Audit Log
(s) Integrity
(u) General encryption
(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information

DHIT also assisted RUMC with NPR reports to meet the 15 Inpatient Clinical Quality Measures, Patient Lists and Automated Measure reports. The CQM reports were developed by CRH Consulting with assistance from the DHIT team. Once this collection of applications was assembled and tested, the Self-Certification process began.

Self-certification is not just for home-grown systems but, according to ONC:
“It could also include a previously purchased Complete EHR or EHR Module which is subsequently modified by the health care provider or their contractor and where such modifications are made to capabilities addressed by certification criteria …”

In many cases, self-certification is a more cost effective, less disruptive and faster means to gain certification status. Although there is work involved in preparing for and assisting in the testing and certification, this work is typically far less than upgrading to a vendor's "certified" version of the software. The one major difference is that the health care system, not the vendor, is responsible for getting the EHR software "certified".

The RUMC/DHIT team chose ICSA labs as their ATCB because DHIT had successfully worked with ICSA in the past. “A hospital site certification has unique challenges and we found that the RUMC team, in collaboration with DHIT, was well-equipped to handle those. This team was diligent in their test preparations, demonstrating their commitment to the testing and certification process,” says Michelle Knighton, Healthcare Testing Manager for ICSA Labs.

March 15 was the testing date with ICSA and the RUMC/DHIT team passed on the first go-round! RUMC version 1.0 achieved 2011/2012 Complete EHR ONC-ATCB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Joseph Conte, Sr. VP for Quality and Risk Management commented: “ The collaboration between the RUMC and DHIT teams was terrific. Each group supported and complimented each other very well. There were many challenges in the preparation process for self certification. The project management from DHIT was invaluable.” RUMC hasn’t yet attested to MU – they still need to complete their 90 day reporting period and meet the threshold for important metrics like CPOE, but they are well on their way.

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include HL7Connect, EBSCO, Medispan, Quest Diagnostic, EDIMS, STAT Technologies, RAS, Meditech 5.65, CCD Connect and Microsoft Excel.

About Richmond University Medical Center
Richmond University Medical Center is a 510-bed healthcare facility, with over 22,000 discharges and a Level1 trauma center with over 70,000 ER visits annually. An academic medical center with over 175 residents and 100 medical students on campus in multiple specialties, RUMC serves over 450,000 residents of Staten Island, NY.

About Dynamic Health IT, Inc.
Dynamic Health IT, Inc. was started in 1999 to meet the demanding needs of today's healthcare information technology environment. Headquartered in New Orleans, DHIT has consultants throughout the United States. Their core competence is integration of healthcare data, and that they have a suite of applications focused on both HITECH/Meaningful Use criteria and healthcare integration via HL7 and exchange of Clinical Documents.

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. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

* This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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. RUMC version 1.0 was certified on March 23, 2012. CHPL Product Number: 110085R00

CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0 Achieves Modular Electronic Health Record Certification from ICSA Labs


New Orleans, Louisiana: December 2, 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana:CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0 was certified by ICSA Labs under its Electronic Health Record program and is compliant with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Under this program, CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0 has earned its ONC-ATCB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

ICSA Labs is designated as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

“DHIT is very excited to be certified under HITECH Ambulatory criteria,” said Jeff Robbins, President of Dynamic Health IT. “We certified our CCDConnect product back in September on Inpatient criteria, but found a number of Ambulatory EHR vendors looking for low-cost ‘bolt-on’ technology that they could add to their own product offering to be certified as a complete EHR. Not only do they benefit from our expertise in this area, they also avoid reinventing the wheel by including our certified software.”

To learn more about the CCDConnect 1.0 certification, click here.

CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0, which met the requirements for EHR modular certification, is a solution for vendors and providers to meet CCD/CCR requirements as well as Public Health and Immunization HL7 related requirements. The application allows providers to send Clinical Documents in the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) format and send and receive Clinical Documents in both the ASTM Continuity of Care Record (CCR) and the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) formats. CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0 also includes functionality to create Immunization and Public Health Surveillance messages in HL7 v2.3.1 format.

CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0’s CHPL Product Number is 110065R00 and can be found on the ONC Certified Health IT Product List.

CCDConnect Ambulatory 1.0 meets the following certification criteria:

General Domain Criteria (170.302)
170.302 (k) Submission to immunization registries
170.302 (l) Public health surveillance
170.302 (o) Access control
170.302 (p) Emergency access
170.302 (q) Automatic log-off
170.302 (r) Audit log
170.302 (s) Integrity
170.302 (t) Authentication
170.302 (u) General encryption
170.302 (v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information

Ambulatory Criteria (170.304)
170.304 (f) Electronic copy of health information
170.304 (i) Exchange clinical information and patient summary record

About Dynamic Health IT, Inc.
Dynamic Health IT, Inc. was started in 1999 to meet the demanding needs of today's healthcare information technology environment. Our Founder and President, Jeff Robbins, has worked as an IT Director at a major teaching hospital, "hands on" in many busy hospital IT departments, and in a variety of roles for prominent HIS software vendors. DHIT has an acute understanding of healthcare organizations’ need for occasional IT resources and expertise and designs services to meet those varied needs.

Headquartered in New Orleans, DHIT has consultants throughout the United States. Our team of consultants has many years of experience working with healthcare integration and certification. Typically, they have worked for some major software vendors and hospitals before joining the DHIT team. Our core competence is integration of healthcare data, and that focus has led to our selection as the exclusive North American service provider for the HL7Connect interface engine from Kestral™.

About ONC 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.

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. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

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CCDConnect 1.0 Achieves Inpatient Modular Electronic Health Record Certification from ICSA Labs


New Orleans, Louisiana: September 19, 2011

CCDConnect 1.0 was certified by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, under its Electronic Health Record program and is compliant with the criteria adopted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Under this program, CCDConnect 1.0 has earned its ONC-ATCB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

ICSA Labs is designated as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

“We are very excited to be certified under the HITECH act,” said Jeff Robbins, president of Dynamic Health IT. “This is particularly significant for us because we’ve assisted a number of vendors and health systems with certification and now we have our own certified product. We hope to be able to leverage our certification by enabling our vendor clients to add the CCDConnect interoperability components to their modularly-certified product offerings."

CCDConnect 1.0, which met the requirements for EHR modular certification, is a solution for vendors and hospitals to meet CCD/CCR requirements as well as HL7 related requirements (public health, reportable labs, and immunization). The application allows hospitals to send clinical documents in the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) format and send and receive clinical documents in both the ASTM Continuity of Care Record (CCR) and the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) formats. CCDConnect also includes functionality to create immunization messages in HL7 v2.3.1 format and public health surveillance and reportable lab messages in HL7 v2.5.1 format.

Adds Robbins, “On the hospital side, we provide a cost-effective solution to meeting meaningful use in the area of exchanging HL7 and clinical documents.”

CCDConnect 1.0’s CHPL Product Number is 110045R00 and can be found on the ONC Certified Health IT Product List.

CCDConnect 1.0 meets the following certification criteria:

General Domain Criteria (170.302)
170.302 (k) Submission to immunization registries
170.302 (l) Public health surveillance
170.302 (o) Access control
170.302 (p) Emergency access
170.302 (q) Automatic log-off
170.302 (r) Audit log
170.302 (s) Integrity
170.302 (t) Authentication
170.302 (u) General encryption
170.302 (v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information

Inpatient Criteria (170.306)
170.306 (d) Electronic copy of health information
170.306 (e) Electronic copy of discharge instructions
170.306 (f) Exchange clinical information and patient summary record
170.306 (g) Reportable lab results

About ONC 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.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world’s top security vendors. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

About Dynamic Health IT, Inc.
Dynamic Health IT, Inc. was started in 1999 to meet the demanding needs of today's healthcare information technology environment. Our Founder and President, Jeff Robbins, has worked as an IT Director at a major teaching hospital, "hands on" in many busy hospital IT departments, and in a variety of roles for prominent HIS software vendors. DHIT has an acute understanding of healthcare organizations’ need for occasional IT resources and expertise and designs services to meet those varied needs.

Headquartered in New Orleans, DHIT has consultants throughout the United States. Our team of consultants has many years of experience working with healthcare integration and certification. Typically, they have worked for some major software vendors and hospitals before joining the DHIT team. Our core competence is integration of healthcare data, and that focus has led to our selection as the exclusive North American service provider for the HL7Connect interface engine from Kestral™.

* This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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. CCDConnect 1.0 was certified on September 2, 2011. CHPL Product Number:110045R00

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Patient Portal/PHR for Meditech


Dynamic Health IT (DHIT) and White Pine Systems (WPS) are pleased to announce a partnership to provide a cost-effective Patient Portal/Personal Health Record solution for Meditech customers.

New Orleans , LA; August 15, 2011

For approximately the cost of the Meditech CCD Exchange Suite you get:

CCDConnect, which is a soon-to-be certified HITECH CCD module (required for Meaningful Use).

SPINN, the Secure Personal Information & Notification Network.

CCDConnect allows Meditech hospitals to send and receive Clinical Document (CCD and CCR). It is integrated into the Meditech clinical and financial suite of applications and extracts CCD/CCR data directly from Meditech for transmission to outside providers and HIE’s. Inbound CCD/CCR’s are stored in a database accessible through a viewing/browse function on a Meditech custom menu. In addition, users can submit a CCD/CCR query from Meditech.

"SPINN," is a low cost, fully configurable private-labeled Secure Personal Health Record Solution. It enables hospitals, physicians and healthcare organizations to offer a private-labeled PHR solution to their patients, without the cost or hassle of customization or system support. Providers can pick which resources or features they want to offer to their patients. It can be configured either as a Multi-Provider Patient Portal or as a uniquely branded Personal Health Record (PHR) system. SPINN is built to connect with any PHR platform, including Microsoft HealthVault and Dossia.

Enhancing the SPINN solution set is a strong group of partners including Thomson Reuters (for consumer-side drug interaction checking/information), the American Institute for Preventive Medicine (for HRA/Health & Wellness programs) and Microsoft (for real-time access to HealthVault). WPS has an even more impressive client/distributor list including Covisint, the healthcare subsidiary of Compuware, American Specialty Health, a large insurance / health and wellness company and Community Choice Health Record Bank, a regional health information exchange with 5 hospitals and 11 clinics in central Washington State.

The two products work in harmony to extract data from Meditech for display through the SPINN portal, with its configurable dashboards that allow patients, clinicians and caregivers to efficiently manage personal health information.

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Parkview Community Hospital Goes Live with Dynamic Health IT CCD Solution


Clinical Document Exchange is key milestone for providers meeting ARRA HITECH goals.

New Orleans , LA; August 16, 2010 -- Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside California is now using the Dynamic Health IT (DHIT) CCDConnect product to exchange HL7 Continuity of Care (CCD) documents with Primecare in preparation for exchange with the Southern California Health Information Exchange (HIE).

CCDConnect is built on the proven technology of HL7Connect from Kestral Computing of Australia. John Ciccarelli, CIO of Parkview says:

"Exchanging clinical documents is one of our overall goals for improving the coordination of patient care. We chose DHIT and HL7Connect because of their proven track record and cost-effective CCD solution. For over 2 years, we have used DHIT for all our HL7 interface needs and have been very satisfied."

The clinical document exchange functionality is one more tool helping healthcare providers tap into the Healthcare IT stimulus money to be made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funds for healthcare providers depend on “meaningful use” of healthcare information technology. A key component of meaningful use and one that needs to be demonstrated by 2011 to get maximum funding is the:

"Capability to exchange key electronic clinical information among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically."

The DHHS rule goes on to state that this information “should be shared among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically.”

New Orleans, LA; March 10, 2010 -- Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside, California will be using CCDConnect, developed by Dynamic Health IT (DHIT) to exchange HL7 Continuity of Care (CCD) documents with Primecare in preparation for exchange with the Southern California Health Information Exchange (HIE).

CCDConnect is built on the proven technology of HL7Connect from Kestral Computing of Australia. John Ciccarelli, CIO of Parkview says:

Exchanging clinical documents is one of our overall goals for improving the coordination of patient care. We chose DHIT and HL7Connect because of their proven track record and cost-effective CCD solution. For over 2 years, we have used DHIT for all our HL7 interface needs and have been very satisfied.

The clinical document exchange functionality is one more tool helping healthcare providers tap into the Healthcare IT stimulus money to be made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funds for healthcare providers depend on "meaningful use" of healthcare information technology. A key component of meaningful use and one that needs to be demonstrated by 2011 to get maximum funding is the:

"Capability to exchange key electronic clinical information among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically."

The DHHS proposed rule goes on to state that this information "should be shared among providers of care and patient authorized entities electronically."

Contact Us:
Dynamic Health IT
(504) 309-9103
www.DynamicHealthIT.com