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Data Strategies’ MDsuite Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group


San Diego, CA, January 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Data Strategies’ MDsuite has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification. This designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers 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 EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“The certification validates that our software can help providers take part in the electronic revolution that is reverberating across the healthcare industry. Healthcare providers can now leverage our software to not only make significant care improvements but to also achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA. We are proud to offer providers the opportunity to truly improve care in their communities,” says Les Jacobs, CEO.

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.

MDsuite, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification, is a software program that manages all aspects of the modern healthcare practice. It includes completely integrated electronic health records, billing, remittance, collections, and scheduling using a streamlined, intuitive interface. Unlike many programs that were patched and re-worked or do not have a complete system, MDsuite was designed from the start to help providers achieve meaningful use using one complete system.

MDsuite calculates level of service enabling providers to code correctly according to the content of their notes. MDsuite provides clinical alerts in real-time. These alerts can be based on the provider’s own clinical decision rules and can help avoid forgetting key clinical information. MDsuite also provides quality measure alerts (PQRIs) in real-time helping to keep providers on track towards meaningful use. Quality measure reports can be generated at any time so that providers can easily and quickly assess their quality measures. MDsuite clients may take advantage of a fully integrated patient portal that allows providers to communicate to their patients and for patients to communicate to them the modern way – through a safe, secure web connection.

“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. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security.”

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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.

Data Strategies, Inc. MDsuite 6
Certified on December 23, 2010; Certification ID Number: 12232010-9534-1
Clinical Quality Measures Tested: NQF0012, NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF002, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0032, NQF0034, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0086, NQF0421

Additional software used: NewCrop

About Data Strategies, Inc.
Data Strategies, Inc. (“DSI”) was founded in 1981 by Les Jacobs, the company’s current CEO. DSI has been a leader since then, providing billing and practice management solutions to thousands of providers, nationwide. DSI was among the very first companies to ever submit claims electronically and to offer electronic remittance. Throughout its history, DSI has met all electronic claims requirements well in advance of their due date. With the release and certification of DSI’s EHR, providers can now purchase a solid, complete, homogenous solution from one company. Data Strategies has almost a 30 year track record of providing quality software, support and implementations – all of which have been keys to the company’s success.

For more information, see: www.mdsuite.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 www.drummondgroup.com.

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