Mediware Information Systems Inc announced that MediLinks, its rehabilitation software product, has received Inpatient EHR Modular Certification for Meaningful Use under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. According to a Mediware news release, this certification means the MediLinks software is compliant with the criteria adopted by the United States Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Also, the “meaningful use” certification applies to the inpatient acute care rehabilitation and acute care respiratory software products, and represents the federal government’s “stamp of approval” for the MediLinks software.
The Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or eligible hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using certified EHR systems are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology, as indicated on the Mediware news release.
Thomas Mann, president and CEO of Mediware, states, “It’s crucial that inpatient rehabilitation and respiratory software products become ONC certified for Meaningful Use Phase 2.”
Mann adds, “The fact that our products have already achieved this certification is another example of our industry leadership and further demonstrates our commitment to being the market leader for these products. Our customers rely on us to keep them in front of regulatory issues, and this is another example of Mediware leading the way.”