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Net Health Announces WoundExpert® version 5.3 achieves Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Health, the leader in software solutions for outpatient specialty care, is pleased to announce that WoundExpert® version 5.3 achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification on December 5, 2013 as a Complete EHR by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved testing entity. WoundExpert version 5.3 was released for general availability on January 20, 2014 and supports the Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required for eligible providers to qualify for funding under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"Net Health is pleased to be the first wound care-specific electronic health record to receive certification," said Christopher Hayes, Chief Technology Officer.  "Through our implementation of the Meaningful Use objectives, Net Health has made easily documented structured data and improved means of care coordination part of an intuitive workflow that always keeps our clients focused on their primary goals: improved outcomes and patient safety."

WoundExpert is a sophisticated, yet simple-to-use, web-based software application for wound care management. Integrated clinical, financial, and regulatory solutions offer dynamic, real-time collection, analysis, and visualization of a wound care program. Features include data collection, documentation, scheduling, assessment, revenue tracking, benchmarking, and electronic patient charting to support regulatory requirements.

This Complete EHR 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 or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. 

WoundExpert version 5.3 was certified on December 5, 2013 by Drummond Group. The following information depicts the certification information:

Certificate Number: 12052013-2024-9
Modules Tested: 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)?
Clinical Quality Measures Tested: CMS050v2; CMS068v3; CMS069v2; CMS122v2; CMS123v2; CMS138v2; CMS139v2; CMS156v2; CMS165v2
Additional Software Used: Surescripts, First DataBank, MedlinePlus Connect, Secure Exchange Solutions Direct, MD Link

WoundExpert® version 5.3 requires an ongoing annual fee to exchange secure messages and medical record files via a Direct account with Secure Exchange Solutions (170.314.b.1 and 170.314.b.2) and an ongoing annual fee to interface with the State registries (170.314.f.2 and 170.314.f.3).  This certified product-version requires a one-time cost for an extract of patient summaries (170.314.b.7).

About Net Health

Net Health is the leader in software solutions for outpatient specialty care. The company's certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) are utilized by more than 30,000 healthcare professionals in more than 1,800 facilities to record clinical procedures and drive financial results while improving patient care and outcomes. The WoundExpert® software provides integrated clinical, financial, and regulatory solutions to enhance patient care and facility performance across the wound care continuum. Net Health's database of over 6 million patient encounters represents the largest independent source of chronic wound benchmarking data in the industry. Agility EHR® 10 is the only ARRA-certified and CCHIT Certified® 2011 Complete EHR that addresses the needs of urgent care and occupational health providers, as well as hospital employee health, available in both an individual provider and enterprise health system configurations. The Agility software has served hospitals for more than 20 years and tracks data for one million healthcare workers in the US. Learn more at www.nhsinc.com.

About Drummond Group

Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.

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