Houston, TX – March 2, 2015 – Medical Information Records, LLC (MIR) — creator of AnesthesiaOS, a leading Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) company that offers a robust, one of a kind AIMS built for simplicity, intuitiveness and speed — announced that AnesthesiaOS, v.2.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Ambulatory EHR certification. The certification designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). AnesthesiaOS was certified on January 26, 2015 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 Meaningful Use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
The CMS EHR Incentive Programs were established by the government to promote use of technology in healthcare by offering rewards and establishing penalties to eligible hospitals, healthcare professionals, and organizations. They provide financial incentives for the “Meaningful Use” of certified EHR technology to improve patient care. To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers have to show that they are “meaningfully using” their EHRs by meeting thresholds for a number of objectives. CMS has established the objectives for “meaningful use” that eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals must meet in order to receive an incentive payment.
With this certification, AnesthesiaOS is now listed on ICSA Labs’ online certified product directory and AnesthesiaOS, v.2.0 is considered certified to the ONC HIT 2014 Edition ambulatory criteria designed to support clients and partners with addressing their Meaningful Use requirements.
AnesthesiaOS, v.2.0 certification number is 150011R00 ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
AnesthesiaOS, v.2.0 meets the following certification criteria:
170.314(a)(1) Computerized provider order entry
170.314(a)(2) Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks
170.314(d) Privacy and Security
170.314(d)(1) Authentication, access control, and authorization
170.314(d)(2) Auditable events and tamper resistance
170.314(d)(3) Audit reports
170.314(d)(5) Automatic log-off
170.314(d)(6) Emergency access
170.314(d)(7) End-user device encryption
170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording
170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design
170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System
The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: Medispan API
AnesthesiaOS is truly the future of AIMS as it transcends how electronic medical records (EMR) are viewed today. AnesthesiaOS is a cloud-based EMR that will allow any provider to easily complete an anesthesia record while focusing on the quality of patient care and not merely documentation. AnesthesiaOS is designed to enhance the point of care, not control it. Developed by anesthesiologists for use by hospitals, surgery centers, and individual providers; AnesthesiaOS is the only triple platform EMR formulated for speed, intuitiveness, and mobility. It can be utilized to perform operating room cases via a web portal, personal computer or tablet device and provides EMR enhancements and improvements in such areas as cost containment, risk management, and data informatics. For more information about AnesthesiaOS, please visit http://anesthesiaos.com.
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.