LSS's MAGIC Version 5.6.4 Electronic Health Record Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

December 18, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
LSS Data Systems is pleased to announce that its MAGIC Medical and Practice Management (MPM) v5.6.4 Electronic Health Record has received complete EHR ambulatory certification, deeming the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling eligible providers to meet the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

"Achieving Meaningful Use certification validates what we already know about our products they help our customers deliver safe, efficient and effective care by presenting them the information they need, when they need it, from anywhere along the healthcare continuum," says Greg Osmonson, LSS Vice President of Programming & Software Development. "We are pleased to be able to help them qualify for the ARRA incentive payments available to providers that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technologies."

Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors 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.

MAGIC MPM version 5.6.4, which met the requirements for complete EHR certification, is a fully integrated ambulatory EHR designed to help organizations increase patient safety, streamline processes and improve communication across departments and care teams.

"The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward," says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. "We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security."

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary 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. LSS Data Systems, 12/17/2010, MAGIC Medical and Practice Management version 5.6.4, Certification ID: 12172010-4212-1, Clinical quality measures certified: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0059, NQF0075, NQF0421, Additional software relied upon: DrFirst; Spreadsheet and email software.

About LSS Data Systems
LSS Data Systems, a MEDITECH company, develops, markets and supports Electronic Health Record and physician practice management software used by healthcare organizations across the country and around the world. LSS Medical and Practice Management (MPM) is a robust ambulatory Electronic Health Record with electronic prescribing/ordering, physician documentation, scanning, scheduling, billing, authorization/referral management and reporting tools. Thousands of physicians and other healthcare providers use LSS software, representing a diverse clientele crossing virtually every major type of physician practice and specialty. Please visit www.lssdata.com for more information.

About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.