Chicago, IL, October 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Drummond Group Inc. is an ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) that provides meaningful use certification for EHR systems and applications. When a complete EHR system or EHR module(s) is certified by Drummond Group, the eligible providers and hospitals can use this certified EHR technology as part of their criteria for qualifying for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive payments.
Empower Hospital+Office EHR (Empower Systems v 1.1.57 Complete EHR Inpatient + Ambulatory) entered the marketplace in 2007 from a strategic standpoint in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. By offering a unique clinical, business & technical perspective, hospitals are able to install the system with no up-front costs and doctors’ offices are integrated for free, thus synchronizing both elements of the hospital environment into a single, integrated system that interacts seamlessly with existing core hospital information systems. Combine this with the full integration of Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Consultant Software systems, etc. and the benefits are resounding.
“Empower Systems is extremely pleased to have secured official ONC-ATCB Certification via the Drummond Group. Both our current and future client partners will be able to leverage Meaningful Use incentives and take full advantage of our comprehensive, user-friendly technology in the years to come,” says Dr. Seth Guterman, President/Co-Founder of Empower Systems.
"Drummond Group has over ten years of software testing experience in several industries and we are pleased to bring that experience to the HIT marketplace. It is a privilege to carry out testing and certification in Electronic Health Records for HHS," says Rik Drummond, CEO Drummond Group Inc.
Empower Systems is an industry-leading software company which designs, develops, and deploys cutting-edge EHR solutions Built By Doctors For Doctors. Their user-friendly, comprehensive, Best of Breed solutions have a proven track record of interfacing with any Core HIS, documenting 100% of a patient’s clinical information, and bringing both Hospitals and Doctors’ office environments paperless within 6 months.
Empower was founded in 1999 by Dr. Seth Guterman, a top physician in his field and an Emergency Department turnaround expert whose process improvement expertise targets Risk Management, Government Compliance, and Enhanced Workflow Strategies. Given his ability to cross numerous specialties with knowledge of all hospital departments, he has become an effective leader in medical executive meetings, advising chairmen of multiple hospitals and key decision-makers at the administrative level. As a clinically practicing, board certified emergency medicine physician, he understands hospital politics, budget constraints, and individual motivations (the psychology of sales & client situations). Dr. Guterman developed Empower ED in high-volume emergency departments with the input of more than 200 collective minds, including professionals in the areas of coding, billing, malpractice (plaintiff and defense attorneys), ER administration, hospital administration, ER physicians, nurses and many others. The result is the most comprehensive EDIS on the market, an achievement noted by JCAHO when Empower was nationally recognized by the commission in 2002 in the publication “Accreditation Issues for Emergency Departments.”
As the healthcare landscape becomes increasingly shaped by the federal government’s ambitious initiatives, Empower Systems continues to leverage visionary technology and assist its client partners to meet or exceed new guidelines and take full advantage of economic stimulus incentives as the deadline draws near. The mandate of paperless health records is not only possible, but quickly attainable hospital-wide, within a single month of implementation of Empower Hospital+Office (Empower Systems v 1.1.57 Complete EHR Inpatient + Ambulatory).
Empower takes very seriously the issues facing all areas of medicine, and takes equally as seriously our obligation to serve our partner hospitals in such a way that mitigates these issues. Our entire team, built of clinical and technical experts, continually strives to uphold the goal that because of Empower’s visionary products, Medicine Will NEVER Be The Same Again.
For more information on the Empower System product suite, please contact us at (877) 362-3237 or online at www.empower.md