Mirth, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) and a global leader in health
information technology, announced today that Mirth®
Connect version 3.0.1 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition
criteria and was certified as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Module
on April 21, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information
Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable
Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and
Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2
Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and
hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
"Transforming health care requires a fully connected health information
framework that adheres to regulatory standards. We view this
certification as an essential benchmark in our efforts to continually
provide the most innovative, open source interoperability tool in the
Health IT market," said Jon Teichrow, senior vice president of research
and development for Mirth. "Achieving modular certification underscores
our commitment to helping our clients meet the demands of today's
rapidly evolving health care environment."
The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that EHRs meet all of the
2014 Edition criteria and that EHR Modules meet one or more - but not
all - of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human
Services (HHS) for hospital technology.
"CCHIT congratulates companies that successfully achieve EHR technology
certification," said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. "These
companies are now able to make their products available to providers
wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate Meaningful Use and earn
The certification number for Mirth Connect version 3.0.1 is
CC-2014-100112-2. The public test report is available here: https://cchit.box.com/s/p9zrawki6ky4oow6e4nk.
ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an
endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
Mirth Connect version 3.0.1 meets the following certification criteria:
170.314(f)(2) Transmission to Immunization Registries; 170.314(f)(3)
Transmission to Public Health Agencies - Syndromic Surveillance;
170.314(f)(4) Transmission Of Reportable Laboratory Tests and
Values/Results; 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System.
Other costs that an eligible hospital would pay to implement Mirth
Connect version 3.0.1 to attempt to meet Meaningful Use objectives may
include but are not limited to: Commercial licensing for customers in
need of developer support and additional Enterprise Extensions.
Mirth Connect subscriptions provide a commercial license to run a
specified number of instances of Mirth Connect software with the
Enterprise Extensions offered for a period of one year. In additionto
the license, the subscription includes support through the Mirth Help
Desk for installation, configuration and use of Mirth Connect. Support
will provide a work-around for any confirmed software bugs and/or
expedite a fix. Mirth Connect Enterprise Extensions are available by
contacting the Help Desk. Mirth Connect support also provides access to
our engineering team to address issues relating to channel (interface)
development. Receive design guidance, development troubleshooting
assistance, and code samples. Mirth Connect commercial licenses are
subject to the Mirth End User License Agreement (Mirth EULA).
With more than 10,000 open source Mirth Connect installations globally,
the Mirth product suite includes the Mirth Connect healthcare
integration engine, Mirth® Results central data repository
and provider portal, Mirth® Match Enterprise Master
Patient Index (EMPI), Mirth® Mail DIRECT secure
messaging and provider directory service, and Mirth® Care
chronic disease management and care management solutions.
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 authorized by the Office of
the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification
body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification
Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by
the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited
Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its
programs is available at http://cchit.org.
About the ONC HIT Certification Program
The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification
Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) as an Office of
the National Coordinator - Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB),
evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and
standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement
of Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs
authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not
represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
Quality Systems, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality
Systems, Inc. and its NextGen
Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice
management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management
applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical
and dental group practices and small hospitals. Quality Systems recently
acquired Coast Mesa, Calif.-based Mirth. Mirth's
solutions are used daily by thousands of health professionals and
institutions worldwide to streamline care management processes and
securely exchange health information across enterprises, communities and
broad geographies. Visit www.qsii.com
for additional information.
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including
but not limited to those statements made by Jon Teichrow related to
developments and trends in the healthcare industry and the Company's
future products and offerings. These statements are based on current
expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove
inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results
could vary materially from the Company's expectations and projections.
Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those
described in the forward-looking statements include the possibility that
products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the impact of
incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on
sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification
requirements; the development by competitors of new or superior
technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and
service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
undetected errors or bugs in our software; changing economic, political
or regulatory influences in the healthcare industry; availability of
third-party products and components; competitive pressures including
product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's
ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible
regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration; and general economic conditions. Additional risks
and uncertainties are set forth in the Company's public filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under
the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The
Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
forward-looking statements except as required by law.
© 2014 Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA 92612
"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
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