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Practice Velocity® Helps Urgent Care Physicians Earn Government Stimulus Dollars


Practice Veloticy's VelociDoc® Tablet EMR is now ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified to meet meaningful use criteria for government stimulus programs.

Practice Velocity® Helps Urgent Care Physicians Earn Government Stimulus Dollars
Belvidere, IL, May 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Urgent care physicians can now turn to Practice Velocity Urgent Care Solutions® to help them meet the criteria to qualify for up to $44,000 in government stimulus dollars. Practice Velocity has announced its VelociDoc Tablet EMR (electronic medical record) version 11.01 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a complete EHR (electronic health record) on May 9, 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.

“We’re pleased to announce that urgent care physicians can now turn to Practice Velocity as a provider of a certified EMR that will help them meet the meaningful use requirements of the government incentive programs,” said David Stern, MD, Practice Velocity CEO. “We chose to obtain our certification through CCHIT because of its reputation as an organization that is highly knowledgeable and experienced in certifying health technology. Our customers can be confident that our EMR has been certified by one of the most creditable certification organizations.”

Through implementing Practice Velocity’s urgent care EMR and demonstrating meaningful use of the technology, urgent care physicians can earn up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. The program is a component of the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health), which was passed in 2009 as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The 2011/2012 certification criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers for funding under (ARRA). For more information on the government incentive programs, visit www.cms.gov/ehrincentiveprograms.

“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.

VelociDoc 11.01’s certification number is CC-1112-947320-1. 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.

The clinical quality measures to which VelociDoc has been certified include:
• NQF 0013
• NQF 0018
• NQF 0024
• NQF 0028
• NQF 0038
• NQF 0041
• NQF 0043
• NQF 0061
• NQF 0421

The additional software VelociDoc relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:
• ExitCare®
• NewCrop
• Practice Velocity’s Patient Portal
• Practice Velocity’s PVM® Practice Management

About Practice Velocity
Practice Velocity, LLC, is the leader in solutions for the urgent care industry, including electronic medical record and practice management software, billing services, and contracting and credentialing services. Founded in 2002, it is the only company that offers products and services designed by experienced urgent care physicians for the urgent care setting. Practice Velocity’s VelociDoc Tablet EMR was named a semi-finalist in Innovate Illinois 2010, a highly competitive statewide entrepreneurial and innovation competition that recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs. For more information on Practice Velocity, visit www.practicevelocity.com.

About CCHIT
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 approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (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.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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