Certified measures include those required for CMS’s PQRS Group Reporting System Web Interface option
BOSTON – JANUARY 11, 2016 – QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals by generating actionable patient facts from electronic health records, has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR certification for its QPID Health Quality Reporting software. The certification designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) was certified on January 5, 2016 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“We believe that we can provide our customers a way to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use while streamlining the reporting processes,” said Michael J. Doyle, FACHE, president and CEO, QPID Health. “QPID Health’s unique approach speeds the discovery of evidence for quality reporting and compliance, dramatically lowering the costs of reporting. Since the software locates patient information related to quality measures in free form text as well as structured data fields, providers get full credit for the care they are delivering.”
The clinical quality measures supported include those required for reporting via the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Option Web Interface (GPRO-WI). These measures can be used by many eligible physicians to track and report on quality metrics and demonstrate compliance. For example, those participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can use these measures and report via the GPRO WI to qualify for Meaningful Use. Those selecting the GPRO WI reporting option can report once for PQRS, Meaningful Use, and the Value-Based Payment Modifier.
QPID Health software captures and exports clinical quality measures from electronic health record (EHR) and other clinical systems. The Quality Reporting application highlights, by measure, where there are gaps in data or where user review and attestation is needed. For example, if a patient has received an immunization outside of the provider’s network at a walk-in clinic, this fact might only be noted in a visit note, not in a the immunization field. QPID Health will find that note and flag it for the user, who can attest to the measure. Further, an audit trail of all such attestations in maintained.
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 Meaningful Use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
The QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) certification number is 160002R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) meets the following certification criteria: clinical quality measures – capture and export (c1) and quality management system (g4).
The clinical quality measures to which QPID Health Quality Reporting software (version 4.5) has been certified include: CMS 2, CMS 22, CMS 68, CMS 69, CMS 122, CMS 125, CMS 127, CMS 130, CMS 131, CMS 138, CMS 139, CMS 144, CMS 147, CMS 159, CMS 164 and CMS 165.
About QPID Health
QPID Health helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals with software that generates actionable information from patient records. QPID Health’s clinical reasoning software combines advanced natural language processing (NLP), clinical logic, and machine learning to locate and synthesize patient facts in medical records.
With 8500 active users across major integrated delivery networks including Partners HealthCare and Providence Health & Services, Sharp HealthCare and Sutter Health, and over 10 years of use in demanding clinical settings, QPID Health software is clinician proven and scalable. In just the past three years the software has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients.
For more information about QPID Health, please visit www.qpidhealth.com
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.