April 14, 2011 Wilmington, NC – AlphaCM, Inc’s AlphaFlexCMS 1.0 has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR certification for ambulatory settings. The 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.
“This certification is another validation of the AlphaFlexCMS system’s abilities and AlphaCM’s overall dedication to continuously improving and expanding our offerings. Our providers can now take advantage of the incentives offered under the ARRA while continuing to rest assured that AlphaCM is relentless in our effort to serve their best interest,” says Kevin Ennis, CEO of AlphaCM, Inc.
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.
AlphaFlexCMS 1.0, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Certification is a completely managed billing and EHR solution specifically designed for providers in the Behavioral Health industry. Features include client management, appointment scheduling, customized documentation templates, PIE note, clinical assessments, substance abuse tracking, medication management including drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy verification, diagnosis records, crisis plans, user training, HIPAA compliant billing and many more features. The feature list grows monthly with enhancements happening at the end of every month based on rule changes and provider requested improvements.
“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.
Certified 4/14/2011 04142011‐3910‐6
Complete EHR Ambulatory
Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0004, NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0105, NQF0421
Additional software used: MedlinePlus Connect
About AlphaCM, Inc
AlphaCM provides an innovative, internet-enhanced means of transacting behavioral healthcare. Users simply login to the application for access to all of the tools needed to run an efficient, state-of-the-art mental health practice. We leverage the internet to make healthcare more accessible to patients and to substantially improve the processes of healthcare such as generating medical documentation, medical billing and denial management. AlphaCM and its AlphaFlexCMS product bring caregivers the benefit of an internet EHR without the burden or expense of difficult-to-use software. The company's technology is updated monthly to accommodate new users and new ideas from our current users, other healthcare providers and patients. For more information, please visit www.AlphaCM.com or call 1-877-4ALPHA0.
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.