CCHIT Certifies Allscripts EHR Products

John Commins, December 30, 2010

Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care, Version 5.5 and Sunrise Emergency Care Version 5.5 have been certified as Complete Electronic Health Records for 2011/2012 by the federal government's Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, the company announced this week.

"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," CCHIT Chair Karen M. Bell, MD, said in a media release issued by Allscripts.

The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Additionally, Sunrise Acute Care Modular Version 5.5, Sunrise Emergency Care Modular Version 5.5, Sunrise Ambulatory Modular Version 5.5, and Sunrise Patient Portal Version 5.5 are all CCHIT 2011/2012 compliant and were also certified as EHR Modules on Dec. 21 by CCHIT.  

"Certification of our Sunrise Acute Care, Emergency Department and Ambulatory Electronic Health Records is an important milestone for the company as it marks the completion of ARRA certification for our full portfolio of ambulatory and acute EHRs, a commitment we made to our clients," said Glen Tullman, CEO of Chicago-based Allscripts.

Allscripts said it submitted Sunrise Acute Care and Emergency Care for certification as both a Complete and Modular EHR to accommodate hospitals that prefer to keep an existing third-party analytic system. Hospitals can either use the Sunrise Clinical Analytics embedded within Sunrise Acute Care or Sunrise Emergency Care to demonstrate the quality measure reporting requirement of Meaningful Use, or choose to integrate their third-party system to with Sunrise Acute Care Modular to satisfy the requirement.

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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