Healthcare Testing Specialists Certify Health Integration Solution Meets Criteria for Stage 1 Meaningful Use Requirements
January 22, 2013 — Toronto – iNTERFACEWARE®, a software provider committed to simplifying healthcare integration, today announced that its IGUANA® healthcare integration engine was tested and certified as a Modular EHR on January 10, 2013 by Drummond Group, Inc. iNTERFACEWARE’s solution is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and meets the criteria for the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that Electronic Health Records (EHRs) meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using certified EHR systems 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.
IGUANA 5.5, which met the requirements for EHR Modular certification, enables hospitals and healthcare providers to integrate disparate systems including EMRs, EHRs, HISs and PACs. With iNTERFACEWARE, organizations can seamlessly transfer critical electronic information without replacing existing technologies. It also connects legacy healthcare systems and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, enabling organizations to develop, test, deploy and monitor healthcare interfaces with a single web-based interface.
“As a result of the focus on EHRs and meaningful use, healthcare organizations are under increased pressure to adopt new technologies. To gain the maximum value from these systems, integration is critical,” said Eliot Muir, CEO, iNTERFACEWARE. “The Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB approval validates IGUANA’s role in the healthcare ecosystem as a key component of successful integration and deployment.”
“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”
iNTERFACEWARE’s IGUANA 5.5 is 2011-edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department 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. IGUANA 5.5 was certified on January 10 for the EHR module and its certification number is 01102013-1751-1. No clinical quality measures or additional software was used as part of the certification process. Modules certified include 170.302 O, Q, R, S, T, V.
iNTERFACEWARE® simplifies the exchange of electronic healthcare data among disparate systems with its integration engine, IGUANA®. Hospitals and healthcare organizations are able to seamlessly transfer electronic information without the need to replace existing systems, thereby improving patient care while reducing costs. For additional information, visit www.iNTERFACEWARE.com.
INTERFACEWARE, IGUANA and the iNTERFACEWARE logo are trademarks of iNTERFACEWARE, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.
Mike St. Jacques
Director, Marketing and Communications