MediLinks® 2014 Certified for Stage 2 Meaningful Use
Lenexa, KS – February 19, 2014 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced today that its market-leading rehabilitation software product, MediLinks, received Inpatient EHR Modular Certification for Meaningful Use under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This certification means the MediLinks software is compliant with the criteria adopted by the United States Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The “meaningful use” certification for the MediLinks software applies to the inpatient acute care rehabilitation and acute care respiratory software products and represents the federal government’s “stamp of approval” for the MediLinks software.
“It’s crucial that inpatient rehabilitation and respiratory software products become ONC certified for Meaningful Use Phase 2,” said Thomas Mann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mediware. “The fact that our products have already achieved this certification is another example of our industry leadership and further demonstrates our commitment to being the market leader for these products. Our customers rely on us to keep them in front of regulatory issues and this is another example of Mediware leading the way.”
Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or eligible hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using certified EHR systems are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
This EHR Module (Inpatient) is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department 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. MediLinks 2014, a Mediware Information Systems product, was certified on January 23, 2014 under certificate #0123014-2391-6. EHR Modular (Inpatient) certification included the following modules: 170.314(a)(3, 11); 170.314(d)(1‐3, 5‐8); 170.314(g)(1, 4). No Clinical Quality Measures were tested and no additional software was used. This certified product version requires a one-time cost and annual maintenance fees to purchase or may be licensed via subscription.
Mediware’s all-encompassing selection of software solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities and respiratory departments. With more than 25 years of experience and industry expertise, Mediware’s solutions address the highly regulated workflows, compliance and documentation needs that are unique to physical rehabilitation and respiratory. Other core Mediware solutions included blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, blood and marrow transplant centers, cellular therapy laboratories and regenerative medicine programs; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market.
About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Drummond Group was founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL). Visit http://www.drummondgroup.comfor more information.