ONC 2015 Edition Certification News

If you are participating in federal initiatives and quality reporting, it is fast approaching that your EHR system is 2015 ONC Certified. Under MIPS, eligible clinicians only need a 90 day reporting period in 2019 with a 2015 Edition EHR. However as of now in 2019 CQMs must be reported for the full year so if you are submitting with an EHR then it will need the 2015 Edition for the whole year. However if you are submitting the full year of CQMs through a Registry then you only need the 90 days for the other programs.

Learn more about the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition) on the HealthIT.gov website.

More on ONC EHR Certification

CEHRT and its MACRA and QPP Implications for Eligible Clinicians
From the Cerner Blog by Josh Mast
Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) is a term that has been around as long as the Meaningful Use (MU) program, which is now the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. The concept predated PI (notably for EHR safe harbors to the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws) but CEHRT and PI went hand in hand for many years. Read the full article.

Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge
The ONC Certified Health IT Product List better known as CHPL (pronounced “chapel”) is the authoritative, comprehensive listing of health information technology (health IT) products that have been tested and certified under the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Health IT products are listed on the CHPL after eligible components have been successfully tested by an ONC Authorized Testing Laboratory (ONC-ATL) and certified by an ONC Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). The Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge is a call for developers, researchers, and innovators to develop a software application that makes use of the data in the CHPL application programming interfaces (API) or XML files in novel ways. The application should provide solutions to challenges for health care providers, health care consumers, and the health IT community​. Submission period ends on October 3st. Learn more.

Product News on Certification

Modernizing Medicine’s EMA™ EHR Earns ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC
Modernizing Medicine’s (@modmed) specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) systems EMA v. 5.10 and EMA Mobile v. 5.10 have achieved the ONC-Health IT 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the requirements of various regulatory programs that require use of certified EHR technology.

Previously Certified this Summer

Better Day™ Health Earns 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification
The stamp of approval designates that Better Day™ Health (@BetterDayHealth) offers the functionality that enables eligible providers to meet the ONC-Health IT Promoting Interoperability policy requirements, qualifying these healthcare organizations to receive payments under multiple federal EHR incentive programs. In summary, this means that Better Day™ Health is certified for 2015 Edition criteria. Beginning with the 2019 reporting period, eligible providers will be required to start using 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT).

Bridge Patient Portal Receives 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification
Bridge Patient Portal (@Bridge_PP), an enterprise patient portal and patient engagement solution for healthcare provider groups, has achieved 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification. Newly released Bridge Patient Portal v2.0 has been certified by SLI, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) in accordance with the certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The portal helps increase patient engagement while helping provider groups meet requirements for MIPS, MACRA, and Stage 3 Meaningful Use.

Conceptual MindWorks Inc. Announces Sevocity® Premier Electronic Health Records
The Sevocity (@SevocityEHR) division of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI) announced the release of Sevocity® Premier, an all-in-one medical suite which includes Sevocity Electronic Health Records (EHR) and its new Practice Management component. Sevocity Premier complements Sevocity EHR by incorporating complete billing capabilities such as a fully integrated clearinghouse, unlimited claims and Electronic Remittance Advices (ERAs) with a state of the art EHR.

ChartLogic EHR Earns 2015 Edition Certification for Promoting Interoperability
ChartLogic (@ChartLogic), a division of Medsphere Systems Corporation, announced that the company’s ChartLogic ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) has received 2015 Edition certification from the ONC for Health Information Technology. The certification evaluation was conducted by Gaming Laboratories International, LLC, dba SLI Compliance. The recognition of ChartLogic by ONC comes after 100 percent of the company’s clients who participated in our 2017 MIPS program successfully attested for the quality payment program. The perfect attestation rate illustrates how ChartLogic’s dedicated team ensures client physicians receive incentives instead of penalties for MIPS now and moving forward.