Well Care Strategies' TPS™ EMR 7.1 Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

Harrisburg, PA, January 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Well Care Strategies’ TPS™ EMR 7.1 has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete Ambulatory EHR certification. The designation officially deems the 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. But, also signifies that we believe in ability of digital tools to provide the necessary backbone that a clinical Wound Care business needs to grow. Connecting clinical workflows and guidance, data capture, documentation, reporting, and compliance maintenance with critical revenue recognition and business functions ensures a clinic or hospital has the tools they need to both improve outcomes and make a difference to the bottom line,” says Founder and President, Cathy Thomas Hess.

TPS™ EMR 7.1, which met the requirements for Complete Ambulatory EHR, is the only EMR dedicated to the Wound Care sector that is designed around clinical process, evolving care methodologies, and industry best practices. For clients, this deep expertise means guided clinical workflows that incorporate innovative technologies to advance clinical wound care capabilities and strengthen outcomes.

“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 Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, 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. Wound Care Strategies, Inc. t/d/b/a Well Care Strategies, January 5, 2012; TPSTM EMR 7.1; ID#: 01052012‐1299‐6. NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0056, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0421. Additional software used: Allscripts ePrescribe; Email.

About Well Care Strategies (WCS)
Founded in 1995, WCS is a health IT services company improving clinical care, patient outcomes, and management within the US Wound Care market. Through TPS™ EMR workflow and management software, data analytics products, and strategic clinical consulting, WCS’s deep clinical expertise and command of evolving industry practices are leading both inpatient and outpatient wound care practices to optimized care and business models. (wellcarestrategies.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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Erika Conefry