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TMCNet:  ICANotes EHR Receives Complete Inpatient ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

[November 09, 2012]

ICANotes EHR Receives Complete Inpatient ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

Annapolis, Maryland, Nov 09, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- ICANotes, an innovator in web-based mental health record solutions, today announced that its flagship ICANotes software has received ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Complete Inpatient EHR certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling eligible providers and hospitals to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the ICANotes EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

"We are proud that ICANotes is one of the few behavioral health EHR products to achieve dual certification, says Richard Morgenstern, MD, Founder and Clinical Director of ICANotes. "We are seeing rapid adoption of ICANotes by inpatient settings where the program must meet the needs of multiple clinical disciplines. Our inpatient certification is a key milestone which demonstrates that ICANotes can help inpatient facilities simplify their workflow and make significant care improvements." Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

ICANotes, which also met the original requirements for Complete Ambulatory EHR certification, is a robust practice management, coding, and electronic medical record solution designed by a psychiatrist for psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, eating disorder clinics, and other residential treatment programs. Its intuitive interface and workflow make ICANotes easy to learn and use, while the program's button-driven approach to generating narrative notes without typing enables clinicians to spend less time on documentation while increasing revenue.

"The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge - as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward," says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group.

The ICANotes Complete EHR Inpatient product is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB approved body in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Product Name: ICANotes Behavioral Health EHR/EMR for Behavioral Health 11.4 Date Certified: 11/01/2012 Drummond Group Certification ID Number: 11012012-4451-06 Clinical Quality Measures Certified: NQF0371, NQF0372, NQF0373, NQF0374, NQF0375, NQF0376, NQF0435, NQF0436, NQF0437, NQF0438, NQF0439, NQF0440, NQF0441, NQF0495, NQF0497 Additional Software Used: DrFirst Rcopia, MS HealthVault About ICANotes Now used by more than 4000 providers in all 50 states, ICANotes has documented more than 3 million patient encounters. As the most feature-rich web-based electronic healthcare records solution for psychiatrists and other behavioral health professionals, ICANotes is best known for its unique button-driven charting capability. The software enables clinicians to quickly create thorough, personalized narrative notes in minutes with no typing or dictating. ICANotes is clinician-centric and infinitely scalable, reliably meeting the needs of solo practitioners, group practices, hospitals, and large agencies for over 13 years. For more information on ICANotes, visit http://www.ICANotes.com.

About Drummond Group Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to http://www.drummondgroup.com.

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