Thursday, February 3, 2011
Press Release: Unibased ForSite2020® v7.0 Receives Electronic Health Record ONC-ATCB Certification By Drummond Group
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) ForSite2020® v7.0 has received the federal government’s “Meaningful Use” stamp of approval by earning inpatient and outpatient modular Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification, effective January 28, 2011. The designation officially deems the EHR software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ForSite2020® v7.0 coordination of care features, as well as other features associated with the Drummond Group test and evaluation process, are included in the certification. ForSite2020® v7.0 was tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, and the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
According to David White, Unibased Vice President of Application Development, “ForSite2020® v7.0 includes the award winning access management and surgery system integrated product set for which Unibased is known. However, it is important to note that the certification addresses both ambulatory care and inpatient features that are key to the overall coordination of care, the patient itinerary, and efficiencies realized by a more effective utilization of available resources, which ultimately will result in lower costs per unit of clinical service. ForSite2020® v7.0 will not only qualify for incentive funds under ARRA but also place providers in a highly positive competitive position through convenience to their physicians and improved ratings for patient satisfaction.” ForSite2020® v7.0 was released to the Unibased client base in November 2010 as a routine production release.
Unibased was assisted in the certification process by The Kelzon Group (TKG). Frank Poggio, TKG President, noted “To date, Unibased ForSite2020® v7.0 is only one of a few ‘best of breed’ products to receive ONC-ATCB certification. With hospitals needing every assist they can get to meeting Meaningful Use requirements, Unibased EHR certification will be an important tool in meeting their MU goals.”