Keeping You Current with MU Measures
On November 20, 2013, Orchard® Harvest™ LIS version 9.0 receivedcertification as an EHR Module compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®). ONC 2014 Edition criteria supports both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals to receive incentive monies under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). CCHIT is an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) that certifies EHR Modules in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Orchard Harvest v9.0 will be on the 2014 ONC-Certified Health IT Products List (CHPL) with certification number CC-2014-403780-1.
Meet MU Requirements for Electronic Laboratory Reporting
The specific EHR certification is Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) for public health reporting which will allow customers to utilize Orchard Harvest LIS for sending reportable laboratory tests and results to public health agencies in a manner that will allow them to meet one of the Meaningful Use requirements. ELR is used to transmit reportable conditions, which are specified diseases or conditions that state regulations mandate healthcare providers and laboratories report to health departments. When using ELR, laboratories export data from their information systems in a standard file format and send it to their state health department electronically through a secure interface. Using ELR standards makes reporting to public health agencies more streamlined and accurate. More information on this certification is available on our website.
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Kim Futrell, MT (ASCP)
Products Marketing Manager
Orchard Software Corporation