GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Askesis Development Group's PsychConsult® Provider 7.3.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting Eligible Providers (EPs) with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). PsychConsult® Provider 7.3.0 was certified on July 7, 2014 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 continually strive to deliver software solutions that enable our customers to excel in today's ever-changing health care technology environment," said Bob Teitt, vice president, technology and business development, Askesis. "This is an exciting milestone for the PsychConsult Provider Product. We are looking forward to our customers leveraging this new technology to improve quality, engage patients, and enhance care coordination, while maintaining privacy and security of health information."
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC HIT 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.
The unique certification number for PsychConsult Provider 7.3.0 is 140170R00. 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 PsychConsult® Provider 7.3.0 has been certified include:
- CMS 161 - Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Suicide Risk Assessment
- CMS 165 - Controlling High Blood Pressure
- CMS 68 - Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Records
- CMS 139 - Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk
- CMS 156 - Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly
- CMS 177 - Children and Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder: Suicide Risk Assessment
- CMS 69 - Preventive Care & Screening: BMI Screening & Follow-Up
- CMS 138 - Preventive Care & Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening & Cessation Intervention
- CMS 155 - Weight Assessment & Counseling for Nutrition & Physical Activity for Children & Adolescents
The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include PsychConsult ePrescribe powered by Allscripts and the PsychConsult Patient Portal powered by InteliChart.
About Askesis Development Group
Askesis Development Group provides state-of-the-art software solutions for service delivery and business management excellence in health and human service organizations. A leader in strategy and innovation, Askesis is the preferred technology partner for maximizing organizational performance, improving clinical operation efficiency, optimizing revenue cycle management, facilitating care coordination, and promoting consumer engagement.
Askesis supports its provider organization partners through the continuous development and implementation of strategic technology solutions that ensure organizational sustainability and long-term success. Learn more about Askesis and its flagship electronic health record software application, PsychConsult® Provider, at www.askesis.com.
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.