Certified EHR Software
On October 12, 2011, AOD Software’s solution, Answers EHR became the first Electronic Health Record (EHR) to pass the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology’s (CCHIT®) Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) certification test. The CCHIT Certified® program is an independently developed certification that includes a rigorous inspection of an EHR’s integrated functionality, interoperability and security using criteria developed by CCHIT’s broadly representative, expert work groups.
The CCHIT inspection process is based on real-life medical scenarios designed to test products rigorously against the complex needs of health care providers. As part of the process, successful use is verified at live sites also. Additionally, AOD’s Answers EHR has also passed the optional add-ons for Skilled Nursing and Home Health certifications which can be voluntarily added to the LTPAC core certification.
“AOD continues to show its leadership in the LTC industry by being the first CCHIT Certified LTPAC product to date. We believe this achievement is yet another genuine reflection of our commitment to the quality of our product and to the needs of our clients”, said Aric Agmon, President & CEO of AOD Software. “AOD was built with a solid foundation of accountability and integrity to our clients and the industry. We’re proud to continue to show that the Long Term Care industry can always count on AOD to lead the way.”
“The CCHIT LTPAC test criteria meticulously challenges the functionality of LTPAC EHRs. In effect, it is an all-or-nothing endeavor, meaning that the Answers EHR software passed every single test step in order to achieve certification. In fact, AOD decided to add extra test steps for the Skilled Nursing and Home Health sub-specialties and successfully passed them all in the first and only try,” added Doc DeVore, Director of Clinical Informatics and Industry Relations at AOD Software.
View the CCHIT LTPAC Certification at: https://www.cchit.org/show-cchit-cert?certid=a055000000IAurzAAD
AOD also achieved ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Modular Certification
On September 7, 2011 AOD Software’s solution, AnswersTM EHR Autumn 2011, was certified as an EHR module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) and ONC 2011/2012 compliant. The CCHIT®, an ONC-ATCB, provides this EHR certification in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
AOD software is the first company with a certified EHR software product specifically designed to serve the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) industry.
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
What does ONC-ATCB certification mean?
- It is a limited inspection of complete EHRs or EHR modules based strictly on the criteria and standards published by the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Certified technologies may meet all or just some of the HHS requirements .
- A strong security backbone - Everything ranging from appropriate access controls, automatic log-off, emergency access to authorized users, audit log and full integrity, authentication as well as encryption methods.
- A solid Medication and Order Entry System - Answers EHR offers a complete Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system to manage active medications, treatment orders, lab orders and more!
- Maintain accurate and complete documentation – Documentation on everything from up-to-date problem lists, demographics information, advance directives and smoking status are all captured in one place for each of your residents.
View the listing for Answers EHR Autumn 2011 listing on the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) website.
AOD’s Answers EHR Autumn 2011, meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(c), 170.302(d), 170.302(g), 170.302(j), 170.302(o), 170.302(p), 170.302(q), 170.302(r), 170.302(s), 170.302(t), 170.302(u), 170.302(v), 170.306(a), 170.306(b) and 170.306(h).
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