Qualifacts Achieves Comprehensive Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification
NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 11, 2014 – Qualifacts Systems, Inc., the largest web-based provider of integrated clinical, financial, reporting and administrative solutions for the behavioral health and human services industries, today announced that its comprehensive electronic health record (EHR), CareLogic Enterprise, has received Stage 2 meaningful use certification from the Authorized Certification Body and Accredited Test Lab, Drummond Group. As an Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) 2014 Ambulatory Complete EHR, CareLogic will support the efforts of eligible professionals working to meet the requirements for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs.
According to the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) managed by the ONC only 2,008 EHR products achieved 2014 certification compared to the 5,034 that achieved certification for 2011, creating a recertification rate of less than 40% under the stricter requirements for 2014 certification.
“The meaningful use program is about improving care quality and coordination across the entire healthcare system and as such, it’s a big deal to our customers and speciality behavioral healthcare providers across the country,” said David Klements, President and CEO of Qualifacts. “We’re pleased to be amongst the select number of vendors that have met the more strenuous requirements, and look forward to working with our clients to ensure their successful implementation and use of these new capabilities.“
This certification will allow Qualifacts to continue providing CareLogic users with the infrastructure necessary to reliably and efficiently meet meaningful use measures, more accurately leverage data to improve quality of care and support overall agency sustainability through EHR incentive payments. The company will continue to leverage significant financial and staff resources to ensure that CareLogic Enterprise surpasses the current Stage 1 and Stage 2 needs of its users, and is better prepared for Stage 3 certification.
“The best thing about having a single web-based platform is that as soon as Qualifacts became certified, our customers had immediate access to the 2014 version of our certified EHR,” said Mary Givens, Product Manager of Healthcare Reform with Qualifacts. “Unlike other EHRs, with CareLogic there was no need to wait for an upgraded version of the product or pay additional cost to access the meaningful use features, saving our customers time and money.”
“We have used CareLogic for three years and one of the reasons that we selected CareLogic is because the system’s SaaS based, single platform provides immediate access to new functionality unlike other EHRs,” explained Karen Ayala, Executive Director of the DuPage County Health Department. “As soon as new meaningful use functionality was added to CareLogic, our EP’s and clinical staff could immediately begin using the functionality to improve client care.”
“Our agency participates in a consortium with eight other agencies who use Qualifacts’ CareLogic. With more than 50 Eligible Providers, Qualifacts’ certification for meaningful use Stage 2 is a significant step forward,” added Tom Ford, CEO of Lookout Mountain Community Services. “Not only will agencies in the consortium be able to access additional revenues as a result of the certification, but the agencies will also collect information that will improve the lives of the individuals we serve.”
About Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
Qualifacts is the largest cloud-based provider of EHR and billing systems for behavioral health and human services providers. It serves more than 50,000 behavioral health professionals across the country and has one of the most active user communities in the industry. The company’s web-based, certified Complete EHR, CareLogic Enterprise, includes comprehensive, integrated clinical, financial, reporting and administrative information-management capabilities, which improve clinical workflow, revenue-cycle management and operational transparency.
For more information visit www.qualifacts.com.
About ONC Certification
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Certification Program helps to ensure that Electronic Health Record (EHR) technologies meet the standards and certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to allow providers and hospitals achieve meaningful use and participate in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs.
The Office of Certification was established to develop and oversee national programs for the certification of health information technology by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Certification also gives providers and patients confidence that the HIT products and systems they use are secure and can work with other systems to share information
About Drummond Group
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 Accredited 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 www.drummondgroup.com.
Carelogic Enterprise S2
From: Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
CMS EHR certification number: 1314E01PCHA4EAJ
Completed EHR Certification of the Following: Complete EHR Ambulatory
Modules Tested:170.314 (a)(1‐15); (b)(1‐5,7); (c)(1‐3); (d)(1‐9);(e)(1‐3);(f)(1‐3); (g)(2‐4)
Clinical Quality Measures tested: 2v3; 68v3; 69v2; 137v2; 138v2; 154v2; 160v2; 161v2; 165v2; 169v2; 177v2
Additional software used: DrFirst Rcopia, MaxMD, MS Health Vault
“This Complete EHR certification is 2014 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.”
Holds Certificate No. 10232014‐2634‐8
Date Certified: 10/23/2014
Effective Date: 2014 Edition
Mandatory Attestation Disclosure:
A provider does have to sign a contract when purchasing Qualifacts Systems’ Carelogic Enterprise S2. The terms for contractual obligation are negotiable and include all third party add ons. Our certified product is comprised of the Carelogic S2 core system and a few tightly integrated third party systems that we describe in this Mandatory Disclosure Attestation document.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 and its integrated DrFirst Rcopia application shall require a monthly fee per EP to support (§170.314(b)(3) /§170.314(a)(10)/ §170.314(a)(2) §170.314(a)(15)) Electronic Prescribing, Drug Formulary Checks, Drug-drug, drug-allergy interaction checks, Patient Specific Education Resources.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 and its integrated Emdeon Clinician Exchange Labs application shall require a monthly fee per EP to support the electronic (§170.314(b)(5)) Incorporate Laboratory test and values/results.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 shall require a monthly fee per mailbox for MaxMD DIRECT messaging which is used for (§170.314(e)(1)/ §170.314(e)(3)/ §170.314(b)(1) & (b)(2) View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party, Secure Messaging, Transitions of care: – receive, display, and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries., Transitions of care: – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 shall require a one-time cost to establish interfaces for reporting to §170.314(f)(2)/ §170.314(f)(3) Transmission to immunization registries, Transmission to public health agencies – syndromic surveillance, and specialized registries.
CareLogic Enterprise S2 may charge the user a fee based on utilization per customer agency per month for data storage space for documents in the document library used with (§170.314(b)(1), §170.314(b) (4), §170.314(a)(12)) Transitions of care: – receive, display, and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries, Enable a user to electronically reconcile the data that represent a patient’s active medication, problem, and medication allergy list., Image results.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 may charge a monthly fee per user for the use of CareLogic S2 integrated IMPACT Assessment tool if the user elects to use this tool for §170.314(c)(1)-(2) Clinical Quality Measures – capture and export, Clinical Quality measures-import and calculate.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 may charge a monthly fee per report writer for the use of the ad hoc reporting tool using third party software Pentaho for use with ( §170.314(a)(14), §170.314(g)(2)) Patient Lists and Patient Reminders, Automate measure calculation.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 recommend MS Healthvault as its patient portal for use with (§170.314(e)(1)/ §170.314(e)(3)/ §170.314(b)(1) & (b)(2) View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party, Secure Messaging, Transitions of care: – receive, display, and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries., Transitions of care: – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries. We charge no fee to our users and there is no fee for the patients for this third party tool but they must use this tool for the criteria cited above.
Carelogic Enterprise S2 has a license and includes the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. ™ Copyright ©2013 content from the American Psychiatric Association.” The American Psychiatric Association requires users to gain permission and Qualifacts Systems, Inc. collects a fee for each user of this content. Therefore, Carelogic Enterprise S2 may charge a monthly fee for the use of this Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition diagnosis content which is used for the following criteria (§170.314(a)(8), §170.314(a)(14), §170.314(a)(15), §170.314(b)(2), §170.314(a)(5), §170.314(b)(4), §170.314(e)(2), §170.314(f)(3), §170.314(c)(1)-(3), §170.314(b)(7)
Clinical Decision Support, Patient List Creation and Patient Reminders, Patient Specific Education Resources, Transitions of care: (b)(2) – create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries, Problem List, Clinical Information Reconciliation, Clinical Summary, Transmission to public health agencies-syndromic surveillance, Clinical Quality Measures, data portability.