BACKCHART, LLC’S BACKCHART™ COS RECEIVES ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 CERTIFICATION
Aug 4, 2011 – BackChart, LLC announced today that BackChart™ COS, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on Aug 3, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider 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).
“Before we began working on the Certification requirements, we had created our Clinical Work Flow™ to guide doctors through a patient encounter that made use of best practices” stated Leo Bronston, D.C., MAppSc, who is the founder of BackChart, LLC. “It wasn’t a far stretch to add features to this tool to make it simpler for users to achieve Meaningful Use. In fact, some of the previously built tools already complied with Meaningful Use requirements, such as indicating a patient’s smoking status and our unique diagnostic imaging tool, which identifies clinical red flags for providing recommendations for diagnostic imaging choices. Furthermore, working on this certification allowed us to include features you wouldn’t typically see in physician office software.”
The Clinical Work Flow™ is dynamic in that, over time, other provider specific clinical decision support tools can be included in a user friendly interface (one area for the clinician to go to) to provide a recording of necessary elements and guide the clinical process. BackChart prides itself on not creating a system that makes its users follow specific business rules to search through the EHR in order to input data elements that substantiate Meaningful Use. Rather, BackChart™ COS utilizes clinical rules that are relevant to the practice of clinicians and guides them through the process of the patient encounter.
We at BackChart understand that an EHR governmental certification is meant to tell you that the EHR can meet the meaningful use guidelines. The government certification doesn’t tell you how easily it will be to meet the established meaningful use guidelines. It doesn’t tell you how well the system will integrate the meaningful use guidelines into the providers’ regular workflow. It doesn’t tell the provider how to delegate the meaningful use tasks to other staff members to optimize the doctors time. To summarize, EHR certification means it’s possible to show meaningful use. EHR certification does not make any claims to how effective that EHR software will actually accomplish the task. BackChart™ COS offers the solution to providing meaningful use with clinical pathway optimization.
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 – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
“CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.
BackChart™ COS, version 1.08’s certification number is CC-1112-967900-4.
ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
The clinical quality measures to which BackChart™ COS has been certified include:
NQF 0421, 0013, 0028, 0041, 0024, 0038, 0027, 0018, and 0052
The additional software BackChart™ COS relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
BackChart™ COS Patient Portal
About BackChart, LLC
BackChart, LLC, is a national company that was founded in 2006 in Onalaska, WI. After practicing for over 30 years and maintaining multiple chiropractic clinics, Dr. Leo Bronston was still searching for a health record that met the needs of his own chiropractic clinic. After researching the market for potential electronic health records, there was no useful systems that adequately meet the needs of the practice. Thus, Dr. Bronston was inspired to create a company that would provide chiropractors with core record keeping tools while also enabling them to focus on their patient needs.
BackChart, LLC is a web-based EHR company specializing in software for chiropractic and physical therapy offices. Our mission is to provide Chiropractors with the most reliable, affordable, user-friendly, and patient-centered Electronic Health Record on the market. BackChart™ COS (Chiropractic Office Solution) helps provide better patient-centered care, reduces office inefficiencies, and increases revenues.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.
About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
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