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The Importance of Meaningful Use Certification

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Integration engines are at the core of transmitting data, both internally and externally. Many …

Integration engines are at the core of transmitting data, both internally and externally. Many
Meaningful Use requirements rely on the transmission of data. The CMS recently addressed
the question of whether the integration engine must itself be a certified technology.

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  • 1. M E A N I N G F U L U S E THE IMPORTANCE OF MEANINGFUL USE CERTIFICATION The question can be applied to an interface engine in this scenario: >> A provider uses Meaningful Use-certified EHR technology to generate immunization information, but uses an uncertified integration engine to transmit the immunization information to the state. >> Based on FAQ 3211, highlighted above, the providers would not be able to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use. Areas where FAQ 3211 would apply to integration engines Public Health Reporting Integration engines are commonly used to provide the transport of required public health information to the state. Because each state may have unique transport requirements for the reports, providers often find it more effective to leverage the flexibility of the integra- tion engine to establish these communications. Using an integration engine to transmit Public Health reporting impacts the following Meaningful Use criteria: >> Transmission to Immunization Registries >> Transmission to Public Health Agencies— Syndromic Surveillance >> Transmission of Reportable Laboratory Tests and Values/Results >> Transmission to Cancer Registries Question: If a provider purchases a certified EHR… but opts to use a different, uncertified EHR technology to meet certain Meaningful Use core or menu set objectives and measures, will that provider be able to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs? Answer from CMS: No, the provider would not be able to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, please see FAQ number 3211 on the CMS web-site at: questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&faqId=3211 F A Q Integration engines are at the core of transmitting data, both internally and externally. Many Meaningful Use requirements rely on the transmission of data. The CMS recently addressed the question of whether the integration engine must itself be a certified technology. “We were audited by the CMS for our Meaningful Use Stage 1 attestation. One of the key areas of focus for the auditors was the certification status of the integration engine. Corepoint Health worked closely with us to ensure that we were able to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use while using Corepoint Integration Engine.” Hancock Regional Hospital (Greenfield, IN)
  • 2. Community Connectivity Integration engines are also commonly used to establish communications with the provider community, once again leveraging the flexibility of the integration engine. The integration engine can be useful in managing the HISP requirements established for the Direct Project protocol introduced in Meaningful Use Stage 2, as well as providing alternatives for query-based communications. Meaningful Use criteria impacted by the use of an inte- gration engine for connecting to the community include: >> Transitions of Care—receive, display, and incorpo- rate transition of care/referral summaries >> Transitions of Care—create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries >> Transmission of Electronic Laboratory Tests and Values/Results to Ambulatory Providers The seven criteria listed above are criteria that a certi- fied Complete EHR could validly complete. However, if an integration engine is instead used to perform these criteria, then the integration engine must achieve Modular EHR certification for this criteria as well. Corepoint Health has taken the required steps to ensure that using Corepoint Integration Engine does not prevent the provider from successfully achieving Meaningful Use. Corepoint Integration Engine not only has been certified for the key criteria above, but also has passed critical Privacy and Security criteria to help ensure that data is not compromised. sales@corepointhealth.com www.corepointhealth.com © Corepoint Health, LLC  All rights reserved. Corepoint Health is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Corepoint Health, LLC is strictly forbidden. 5/2014 Corepoint Integration Engine’s Meaningful Use Certifications Transitions of Care >> 170.314(b)(1) Transitions of care—receive, display and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries >> 170.314(b)(2) Transitions of care—create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries Lab Results (eligible hospitals sending lab results to eligible physicians) >> 170.314(b)(6) Transmission of electronic laboratory tests and values/results to ambulatory providers Metrics and Quality >> 170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording >> 170.314(g)(4) Quality management system Privacy and Security >> 170.314(d)(1) Authentication, access, control, and authorization >> 170.314(d)(5) Automatic log-off >> 170.314(d)(6) Emergency access >> 170.314(d)(7) End-user device encryption >> 170.314(d)(8) Integrity Public Health Reporting >> 170.314(f)(2) Transmission to immunization registries >> 170.314(f)(3) Transmission to public health agencies— syndromic surveillance >> 170.314(f)(4) Transmission of reportable laboratory tests and values/results This Modular Ambulatory EHR certification and Modular Inpatient EHR certification is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB 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. Corepoint Health, November 21, 2013, Corepoint Integration Engine v5.1, Certification ID # 11212013-1787-1for Modular Ambulatory EHR and # 11212013-1788-1 for Modular Inpatient EHR, no Clinical Quality Measures were tested, no additional software used, modules certified include 170.314(b)(1, 2, 6);170.314(d)(1, 5, 6, 7, 8);170.314(f)(2, 3, 4); 170.314(g)(1, 4). This certified product-version may require one-time costs to establish interfaces for receiving and incorporating transition of care summaries, creating and transmitting transition of care summaries, transmitting electronic laboratory tests and results to ambulatory providers, reporting to immunization registries, reporting to public health agencies, and the transmission of reportable laboratory tests, (170.314.b.1, 170.314.b.2, 170.314.b.6, 170.314.f.2, 170.314.f.3, 170.314.f.4).

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