KAYSVILLE, Utah, July 22, 2011 – Qvera announced today that the Qvera Interface Engine version 1.0 (QIE 1.0) is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as an EHR Module on July 22, 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).
“We are very pleased to receive our certification through CCHIT, especially just days after QIE 1.0’s official release.” said Sam Shapiro, President and CEO of Qvera. “We believe this certification validates our leadership position in bringing truly innovative and groundbreaking technology to market that simplifies interoperability and healthcare information exchange. We look forward to assisting our current and future customers in achieving meaningful use by enabling greater interoperability through the use of QIE.”
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.
QIE 1.0’s certification number is CC-1112-737810-1. 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.
QIE 1.0 meets the following certification criteria:
- 170.302(o) Access control
- 170.302(q) Automatic log-off
- 170.302(r) Audit log
- 170.302(s) Integrity
- 170.302(t) Authentication
- 170.302(u) General encryption
- 170.302(v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
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 recognized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information about CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available athttp://cchit.org.