Azalea® Health Receives Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification
Azalea EHR ensures providers are ready to meet Meaningful Use requirements.
February 17, Valdosta, GA — Azalea Health, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services, announces that Azalea EHR has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. The Azalea EHR solution is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“The Azalea Health team understands how critical it is to meet Meaningful Use deadlines to ensure our customers are on track to earn government incentives and to avoid penalties,” Said Baha Zeidan, CEO of Azalea Health. “Because the Azalea solution is cloud-based and compliant, our customers don’t have to worry about upgrading to a new version. Our providers can focus on delivering quality care, while we focus on ensuring their systems are ready to meet Meaningful Use requirements.”
Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program (http://www.drummondgroup.com) certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
With a focus on patient engagement, Azalea Health provides an integrated, cloud-based solution including: Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management Systems (PMS), Laboratory Ordering and Resulting, Patient Health Records Portal, Revenue Cycle Management Services (RCM), and Precertification Services, as well as telemedicine and patient engagement solutions.
The Azalea® EHR 2.0 module 2014 Edition is compliant and has been certified by 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. Azalea EHR 2.0 was certified 02/13/2014. Modules Tested: 170.314(a) (2,3,5,6,7, 9,10,11,13); 170.314(b)(3); 170.314(d)(1,5‐8); 170.314(g)(2, 3,4), Certificate No. 02132014‐2388‐5. Additional software used for certification: DrFirst Rcopia.
“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”
*Azalea EHR 2.0 module may require one-time costs to establish interfaces for reporting to immunization registries and public health agencies.
*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;
*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.
About Azalea Health
Azalea Health is a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare solutions and services. The company was recognized by Inc. Magazine in their annual Inc. 500/5000 as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. With a focus on patient engagement, Azalea’s full suite of products has the flexibility to accommodate multiple specialties of any size practice. Azalea provides Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management Systems (PMS), Laboratory Ordering and Resulting, Patient Health Records Portal, Telemedicine and Health Information Exchanges (HIE), as well as Revenue Cycle Management Services (RCM), and Precertification Services.
About Drummond Group Inc.
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 http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.