Official press release:
American Medical Software’s Ultra Charts version 26 Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR Certification from ICSA Labs
Edwardsville, IL – September 25, 2015 – American Medical Software’s Ultra Charts version 26 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete Ambulatory EHR certification, which designates that the software 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). Version 26 was certified on September 14, 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).
“We believe this certification demonstrates American Medical Software’s commitment to our clients,” said W. David Scott, president, American Medical Software. “We will continue to develop and maintain our software products to remain on the leading edge of technology and support all regulatory requirements in a timely fashion, just as we have for the last 31 years.”
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.
Ultra Charts version 26’s certification number is 150109R00. 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.
The clinical quality measures to which Ultra Charts version 26 has been certified include:
CQM 2, CQM 68, CQM 69, CQM 117, CQM 122, CQM 124, CQM 125, CQM 126, CQM 136, CQM 138, CQM 145, CQM 146, CQM 147, CQM 153, CQM 154, CQM 155, CQM 156, CQM 158, CQM 159, CQM 161, CQM 163, CQM 165, and CQM 166.
The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include:
NewCropRx, Pophealth, and Updox.
About American Medical Software
American Medical Software is proud to be celebrating 31 years of excellence in the medical software industry. Building upon our excellent company history, AMS continues to lead the industry by providing and maintaining the greatest value in medical office software systems for physicians of all specialties. Since our beginning in 1984, we have sold thousands of systems nationwide. Our leadership is not an appointed title but a reputation for quality and value which we earn each and every day.
American Medical Software is committed to providing products and services that are second to none. Constant research and development, along with our tradition of excellence, has repeatedly led to solutions consisting of feature-rich products, exceptional support services and unprecedented values. It has also led to the assurance that every AMS product sold is of the very highest quality and reliability. Product excellence can only be achieved through professionally trained and dedicated individuals. Our team at AMS consists of personnel with experience ranging from clinical to computer science and management information specialists. We here at AMS are completely committed to the art of perfecting medical practice management solutions with all company resources directed towards maintaining the highest of product and service standards at the most reasonable prices.
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-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.