Andover, Mass. – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced that Philips OB TraceVue Version G.00.20 is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified as an Electronic Health Records (EHR) module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in agreement with the hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The 2011/2012 criteria support the stage 1 meaningful use rules required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the HITECH Act was created to stimulate the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs and supporting technology, with the goal of improving the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. Philips’ decision to pursue ONC-ATCB certification of OB TraceVue reflects the company’s commitment to helping hospitals comply with industry standards and clinical guidelines with the end objective of improving financial outcomes and helping to improve and save lives.
“This EHR modular certification allows health systems and caregivers to choose the best technology to support their clinical workflow while achieving the broader goals and financial incentives associated with healthcare reform,” said Deborah DiSanzo, executive vice president and general manager, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, for Philips Healthcare. “We are proud to offer our current and future customers this option, and look forward to continuing to be ahead of the curve in meeting their needs.”
OB TraceVue, an obstetrical information management system, is designed to ensure comprehensive coverage across the perinatal care continuum — from the first antepartum visit through delivery, postpartum, discharge, postpartum follow up, newborn nursery, and gynecological visits. The solution addresses the criteria for meaningful use related to interoperability and integration with hospital clinical workflow, and provides key benefits for caregivers and patients including:
- EHR interfaces, eliminating duplicate entries and allowing for improved patient safety and clinical efficiency;
- automated flags, reminders and checklists, facilitating greater compliance with professional care standards; and
- access to patient data from smartphones and other mobile devices through the hospital network, supporting the complex, multi-tasking workflow of clinicians on the move.
OB TraceVue Version G.00.20 has been certified as an EHR module and meets the following 2011/2012 criteria: 170.302 (d), (e), (g), (j), and (o)-(v), and 170.306 (b), (e), and (h). Additional software used in this testing included Philips CareVue Integration Engine, Microsoft FCIV, TrueCrypt and Microsoft Office. Additional details related to ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification can be found on the CCHIT website at http://www.cchit.org/products/2011-2012/arrafinalrulehospital/3154.
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.