First privacy and security vendor to achieve Modular EHR Certification on applicable criteria for Meaningful Use 2014 Edition.
CLEARWATER, FL – March 19, 2013 – FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of Patient Privacy Monitoring solutions for electronic health records (EHRs), today announced that its patient privacy monitoring software has achieved Meaningful Use Modular Certification under the ONC HIT Certification Program, maintained by Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator.
FairWarning® qualifies for certification under ONC 2014 Edition Test Methods and has now been awarded modular certification on applicable criteria for the 2014 Edition. FairWarning® customers who are attesting for either 2011-2012 (Stage 1) Meaningful Use or 2013-2014 (Stage 2) Meaningful Use will now be able to use FairWarning® as a modular part of their full attestation. The listing can be found on the ONC website at http://oncchpl.force.com/ehrcert?q=chpl, under certifications #IG-2936-13-0004, #IG- 2936-13-0006 (Ambulatory Practice Setting), and #IG-2936-13-0005, #IG-2936-13-0007 (Inpatient Practice Setting).
Certification of Health Information Technology (HIT) provides assurance to purchasers and other users that an EHR system offers the necessary technological capability, functionality, and security to help them meet Meaningful Use objectives and measures. Certification also gives care providers and their patients confidence that the electronic HIT products and systems they use are secure and can work with other systems to share information.
“Munson Medical Center has used FairWarning® for many years. In 2012, we needed to self-certify FairWarning® for Meaningful Use. Facing Stage 2, 2014 regulations, we are grateful to learn that FairWarning® was able to certify their auditing package. This frees Munson Medical Center to focus on other areas of Meaningful Use. We appreciate FairWarning®’s efforts on behalf of their customers,” said Randi Terry, Director of Information Systems, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI.
“Meaningful Use is an essential initiative for virtually every health care delivery system. Having your privacy monitoring tool certified for Meaningful Use is crucial,” said David Sheidlower, Chief Information Security Officer, Health Quest Systems, Poughkeepsie, NY.
“As the first privacy and security vendor to be certified for the 2014 Edition, we are pleased that this certification enables our customers to take advantage of best-of-breed technology and support, and fulfill their auditing requirements for Meaningful Use, while eliminating the need to certify at the field level thereby reducing costs,” said Shane Whitlatch, Executive Vice President Global Alliances and Sales Operations, FairWarning®.
This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary 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. Details regarding FairWarning®’s software certification can be found at http://www.fairwarning.com/resources/hipaa-arra-hitech-meaningful-use. FairWarning® versions 2.9 and 3.1 were certified on March 7, 2013 under the criteria of General: §170.314(d)(1),
- 170.314 (d)(3), §170.314 (g)(4). Details regarding the EHR test report can be found at http://www.infogard.com/healthcare_it/ehr_testing_and_certification/ehr_certified_products. For more about FairWarning® Patient Privacy Monitoring solutions, please visit www.FairWarning.com.
About FairWarning, Inc.
FairWarning® is the inventor and global leader in software solutions which monitor and protect patient privacy in electronic health records, enabling healthcare providers and health information exchanges to confidentially connect physicians, clinics, patients and affiliates. FairWarning®’s privacy auditing solutions are compatible with healthcare applications from every major vendor, and available as either on-premise or software-as-a-service, with managed services available to complement existing resources. Customers consider FairWarning® privacy auditing solutions essential for compliance with healthcare privacy regulations such as ARRA HITECH privacy and meaningful use criteria, HIPAA, EU Data Protection, UK Freedom of Information Act, California SB 541 and AB 211, Texas HB 300, and Canadian provincial healthcare privacy law. For more information, visit http://www.FairWarning.com or email Solutions@FairWarning.com.