GE Healthcare Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR Receive 2014 Edition Meaningful Use Certification

Solutions will help more than 12,000 health care professionals attest for Meaningful Use

BARRINGTON, IL: December 9, 2013 --- GE Healthcare today announced that Centricity Practice Solution 12.0 and Centricity EMR 9.8 have been certified as solutions that eligible healthcare professionals can use to attest for the Meaningful Use 2014 measures.

Under the HITECH Act of 2009, providers demonstrating meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) solution can receive financial incentives from the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To date, more than 12,170 Eligible Professionals (EPs) have successfully attested for Meaningful Use through GE Centricity Solutions.

"GE Healthcare was a great partner in helping us attest for Meaningful Use Stage 1," said Tracie Keopplin, Physicians Medical Center, McMinnville, OR. "We look forward to implementing their 2014 Edition certified product, which we will use for Meaningful Use Stage 2. We expect that this will enable us to further enhance the coordination of care across our community."

Centricity Practice Solution 12.0 and Centricity EMR 9.8 are compliant with the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) 2014 Edition criteria. In accordance with the applicable Eligible Professional certification criteria, adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Centricity Practice Solution 12.0 received certifications for both Complete and Modular EHR on 11/27/2013 and Centricity EMR 9.8 received certifications for Complete EHR on 11/27/2013 and Modular EHR on 12/2/2013 from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC Authorized Certification Body (ACB). The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible professionals and hospitals for Medicare and Medicaid HIT incentive payments.

GE Healthcare certified EHR solutions for EPs are used across a wide range of healthcare delivery organizations, from small and large physician practices, to Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers, to multi-specialty clinics with hundreds of providers.

"We are thrilled to achieve ONC HIT Certification supporting Meaningful Use 2014 measures, and we look forward to seeing our customers use Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR to successfully attest in the coming year," said Jan De Witte, President and CEO, GE Healthcare IT and Performance Solutions. "ONC HIT 2014 certification should help our customers recoup a portion of the financial investment they made implementing EMRs over the past decade. More importantly, we expect our ONC HIT 2014 certification to benefit patients by offering them enhanced access to their health information, helping to protect privacy, and enabling better sharing of health information to improve care coordination."

Centricity Practice Solution 12.0 Complete EHR Certification Information:

Centricity Practice Solution v12.0 was certified as a Complete EHR for Ambulatory on 11/27/2013 [CHPL Product ID: CC-2014-704359-1 ] including the following Clinical Quality Measures (CMS 69, 117, 125, 126, 138, 147, 148, 165, 166), and used the following additional software during testing (Required: Centricity ePrescribing, Centricity Clinical Messenger, Centricity Patient Portal, Centricity Clinical Gateway or the Qvera Interface Engine; Used for demonstration: Micromedex CareNotes Patient Education Resources, Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite). The certification includes all required certification criteria, plus Accounting of Disclosures and SOAP protocols for Transition of Care.

Centricity EHR Complete EHR Certification Information:

Centricity Practice Solution v12.0 was certified as a Complete EHR for Ambulatory on 11/27/2013 [CHPL Product ID: CC-2014-704359-1 ] including the following Clinical Quality Measures (CMS 69, 117, 125, 126, 138, 147, 148, 165, 166), and used the following additional software during testing (Required: Centricity ePrescribing, Centricity Clinical Messenger or Secure Messenger for POL-CEMR, Centricity Patient Portal or Patient On Line, Centricity Clinical Gateway or the Qvera Interface Engine; Used for demonstration: Micromedex CareNotes Patient Education Resources, Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite). The certification includes all required certification criteria, plus Accounting of Disclosures and SOAP protocols for Transition of Care.

Pricing Transparency for Complete EHRs

  • There may be one-time costs to support installation and implementation of certified capabilities for all measures.
  • There may be annual support and/or maintenance costs associated with certified capabilities for all measures.
  • There may be one-time interface configuration costs associated with the following measures: Image Results (170.314.a.12); Transitions of Care / referral summaries (170.314.b.1-2); Incorporate Laboratory Tests and Values/Results (170.314.b.5); Clinical Quality Measures (170.314.c.1-3); Transmission to Immunization Registries and Public Health Agencies - Syndromic Surveillance (170.314.f.2-3); Transmission to Cancer Registries (170.314.f.5-6); Automated Measure Calculation (170.314.g.2); and Report Specific Cases to Specialized Registry.
  • There may be annual or monthly subscription costs through third-party partners associated with the following measures: Clinical Decision Support (170.314.a.8) and Patient-Specific Education Resources (170.314.a.15).
  • There may be a one-time configuration cost for reporting on all measures.
  • There may be additional costs for state or local transmission methods for public health measures.
  • Customers may choose to incur additional one-time costs to customize clinical content.
  • Customers may choose to incur additional transmission costs associated with the following measures: Transitions of Care / referral summaries (170.314.b.1-2)

Centricity Practice Solution 12.0 Modular EHR Certification Information:

Centricity Practice Solution v12.0 was certified as a Modular EHR for Ambulatory on 11/27/2013 [CHPL Product ID: CC-2014-704359-3 ] including the following Clinical Quality Measures (CMS 69, 117, 125, 126, 138, 147, 148, 165, 166), and used the following additional software during testing (Required: Centricity ePrescribing, Centricity Clinical Messenger, Centricity Clinical Gateway or the Qvera Interface Engine; Used for demonstration: Micromedex CareNotes Patient Education Resources, Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite).The certification criterion met include 170.314(a)(1-15), 170.314(b)(1-5, and 7), 170.314(c)(1-3), 170.314(d)(1-9), 170.314(e(2), 170.314(f)(1-3), 170.314(g)(2-4) which include the optional criteria Accounting of Disclosures and SOAP protocols for Transition of Care.

Centricity-EHR 9.8 Modular EHR Certification Information:

Centricity Practice Solution v12.0 was certified as a Modular EHR for Ambulatory on 11/27/2013 [CHPL Product ID: CC-2014-704359-3 ] including the following Clinical Quality Measures (CMS 69, 117, 125, 126, 138, 147, 148, 165, 166), and used the following additional software during testing (Required: Centricity ePrescribing, Centricity Clinical Messenger or Secure Messenger for POL-CEMR, Centricity Clinical Gateway or the Qvera Interface Engine; Used for demonstration: Micromedex CareNotes Patient Education Resources, Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite).The certification criterion met include 170.314(a)(1-15), 170.314(b)(1-5, and 7), 170.314(c)(1-3), 170.314(d)(1-9), 170.314(e(2), 170.314(f)(1-3), 170.314(g)(2-4) which include the optional criteria Accounting of Disclosures and SOAP protocols for Transition of Care.

Pricing Transparency for Modular Certifications

  • There may be one-time costs to support installation and implementation of certified capabilities for all measures.
  • There may be annual support and/or maintenance costs associated with certified capabilities for all measures.
  • There may be one-time interface configuration costs associated with the following measures: Image Results (170.314.a.12); Transitions of Care / referral summaries (170.314.b.1-2); Incorporate Laboratory Tests and Values/Results (170.314.b.5); Clinical Quality Measures (170.314.c.1-3); Transmission to Immunization Registries and Public Health Agencies - Syndromic Surveillance (170.314.f.2-3); Transmission to Cancer Registries (170.314.f.5-6); Automated Measure Calculation (170.314.g.2); and Report Specific Cases to Specialized Registry.
  • There may be annual or monthly subscription costs through third-party partners associated with the following measures: Clinical Decision Support (170.314.a.8) and Patient-Specific Education Resources (170.314.a.15).
  • There may be a one-time configuration cost for reporting on all measures.
  • There may be additional costs for state or local transmission methods for public health measures.
  • Customers may choose to incur additional one-time costs to customize clinical content.
  • Customers may choose to incur additional transmission costs associated with the following measures: Transitions of Care / referral summaries (170.314.b.1-2)
  • There may be one-time costs for integration with other Certified Modular EHR products to support the following measures: View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party (170.314.e.1) and Secure Messaging (170.314.e.3).

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