Carestream’s Vue RIS receives ONC-ATCB certification as complete EHR for stage 1 of meaningful use

By Industry News Release
11:18 AM

CARESTREAM Vue RIS v. 11 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on July 27, 2012, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Imaging centers with a Carestream Vue RIS do not need to purchase an EMR to address meaningful use requirements. The Vue RIS EHR module is available for order by imaging centers, radiologists, orthopedists and other eligible professionals.

“Carestream’s Vue RIS v.11 provides a complete EHR that allows radiologists and other specialists to efficiently manage imaging workflows while simultaneously capturing and reporting the data required to satisfy Stage 1 requirements for electronic health records,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. “With our Vue RIS physicians can enhance patient care while achieving operational efficiencies and reduced expenses.”

Radiologists, orthopedists and other specialists that have met meaningful use requirements by Oct. 1, 2012, can receive up to $44,000 per eligible provider in stimulus incentives. Eligible providers who achieve meaningful use after that date are eligible for $39,000 each. Meaningful use regulations also contain penalties for those who do not meet requirements.

In addition to collecting or tracking receipt of Stage 1 data (including an active patient medication list and a number of ambulatory clinical quality measures) Carestream’s RIS also provides: embedded voice recognition; critical results reporting; centralized patient scheduling and management reports that track patient referrals by physician and modality reading by each radiologist. RIS management tools provide profitability rates for each modality, patient wait times and volumes by modality or location, and the ability to examine imaging workflows to eliminate bottlenecks or unnecessary tasks.

Vue RIS contains a native ACR peer review feature that tracks reviews of an original diagnosis by a second radiologist and meets requirements set by the American College of Radiology. It also provides specialized auditing/ tracking functions for mammography exams that enable organizations to become MQSA certified without the need for a separate mammography information system.

Certified Clinical Quality Measures

The certification number of the Vue RIS is CC-1112-747350-3. The products which make up the complete EHR are: DrFirst Rcopia Web Prescribing/EDA Application V4.1. Vue RIS has been certified for the following clinical quality measures: NQF 0061 PQRI 3 – diabetes and blood pressure management; NQF 0041 PQRI 110 – flu vaccine for patients 50 and older; NQF 0031 PQRI 112 – breast cancer screening; NQF 0027 PQRI 115 – smoking and tobacco use cessation; NQF 0421 PQRI 128 – adult weight screening and follow-up; NQF 0013 – HTN: blood pressure measurement; NQF 0024 – weight assessment and counseling for children and adolescents; NQF 0028 – tobacco use assessment/intervention; and NQF 0038 – childhood immunization status.

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for eligible provider or hospital technology. Healthcare providers can visit the CMS web site to view specific areas of certification for Carestream and other suppliers.

This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

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