New York, NY — Defran Systems, Inc., a developer of web-based, enterprise-wide case, clinical and financial management software for human services organizations, today announced that its Electronic Health Record software, Evolv-CS, has achieved certification as a Complete Ambulatory EHR under the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) certification program.
Testing was performed by Drummond Group, Inc., an ONC-designated Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) for EHR systems, on Jan. 10. During the test, Defran demonstrated that its software meets the requirements for a Certified EHR Technology. Eligible providers can now take advantage of Evolv-CS to demonstrate all ONC-established criteria for Meaningful Use.
“The timing of the Evolv-CS certification couldn’t be more perfect for our organization,” said Ritchie Geisel, president and CEO, Bienvenidos. “By enabling us to better foster the exchange of data critical to the full patient view we are in a terrific position to qualify for incentive funds as a Federally Qualified Health Center. As an organization that provides an array of services that empower children and their families, partnering with a completely certified EHR vendor such as Defran Systems is invaluable to our success.”
Providers using software with Complete Certification will bypass the time, cost, and manpower required to incorporate separate EHR modules from different vendors into one functioning system. This would be required in order to qualify for federal incentive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
“By establishing that Evolv-CS can be used to achieve Meaningful Use, we‘ve further demonstrated our commitment to our customers and to the certification program,” said Art Khanlian, chief information officer, Defran Systems, Inc. “Certification of our total solution prepares clients for the future, allowing them to better expand the services and programs they operate. In addition, certification puts our clients in the best position possible to take advantage of incentive funding.”
“We are confident that our use of Evolv-CS will make a significant positive impact on our ability to serve our clients,” said Ward Jones, vice president information systems, Upstate Cerebral Palsy. “Defran’s certification as a Complete Ambulatory EHR will be invaluable to us as we seek to enhance our service delivery model through the use of sophisticated technology.”
Organizations that meet the criteria for Meaningful Use of a certified EHR are currently qualified for ARRA funds based on the number of eligible professionals, such as physicians and nurse practitioners on staff. Qualified providers could receive $63,750 per eligible professional over a six-year period under the ARRA regulations, which may significantly hedge the cost of ownership.
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