What is EHR Certification?
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program is a voluntary certification program established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide for the certification of health IT standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria. In order to capture and share patient data efficiently, providers need an EHR that stores data in a structured format. Structured data allows patient information to be easily retrieved and transferred, and it allows the provider to use the EHR in ways that can aid patient care. Certified EHR technology gives assurance to purchasers and other users that an EHR system or module offers the necessary technological capability, functionality, and security to help them meet the meaningful use criteria.
We’re ONC Certified as a 2014 Meaningful Use Complete EHR
We are pleased to announce that Practice Fusion EHR Version 3.6 has been certified as a Meaningful Use Complete EHR. Check out our Meaningful Use Center for answers to questions you may have.
Practice Fusion EHR Version 3.6 – 2014 Edition
The Practice Fusion EHR is a Complete EHR for Ambulatory care certified as 2014 Edition compliant 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 payment.
Vendor: Practice Fusion
Product Version: Practice Fusion EHR versions 3.1 through 3.6
Date Certified: 01/17/2014
Effective Date: 2014 Edition
Criteria Certified: Complete EHR – Ambulatory
Certification ID Number(s):
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Modules Tested and Certified:
170.314(a)(1-15); 170.314(b)(1-5, 7); 170.314(c)(1-3); 170.314(d)(1-8); 170.314(e)(1-3); 170.314(f)(1-3); 170.314(g)(2-4)
Tested and Certified Clinical Quality Measures:
CMS002v3; CMS022v2; CMS050v2; CMS068v3; CMS069v2; CMS090v3; CMS122v2; CMS123v2; CMS124v2; CMS125v2; CMS126v2; CMS127v2 CMS130v2; CMS131v2; CMS138v2; CMS139v2; CMS144v2; CMS147v2; CMS149v2; CMS153v2; CMS155v2; CMS156v2; CMS163v2; CMS164v2; CMS165v2; CMS166v3; CMS182v3
Clinical Quality Measures Certified:
CMS2, CMS50, CMS68, CMS69, CMS90, CMS122, CMS123, CMS130, CMS131, CMS138, CMS156, CMS165, CMS166
Additional Software Required: Updox Direct 2014
Price Transparency Statement: This product does not have any fees associated with the ONC certified features including those features required to successfully attest for meaningful use. There are no contracting requirements to use the product.
Limitations: There are no contractual limitations related to the certified product that would limit the user’s ability to use any of the capabilities that the technology is certified.
The Practice Fusion EHR is certified according to the criteria in 170.315(b)(7). In order to avoid stress on the product, the ability to generate CCDA’s in bulk for all patients is enabled by request only. Users can contact Practice Fusion support at any time to request access to the feature, and access is generally granted within 24 hours of the request.
The Practice Fusion EHR is certified according to the criteria in 170.314(e)(1). In order for a provider to qualify for this measure they must be able to submit summaries of care to a third party via a direct message as a referral. Due to limited adoption of Direct, providers may be limited in their ability to achieve this measure.
The Practice Fusion EHR is certified according to the criteria in 170.314(f)(2) and 170.314(f)(3). With the changes to the 2014 Release 2 in October of 2015, providers are required to submit clinical summaries to 2 of 4 available options. Given that Practice Fusion is only certified in 170.314(f)(2), and 170.314(f)(3), attesting providers are limited to using those features, or the features related to 170.314(b)(7) or 170.314(e)(1) to satisfy this measure.