In February 2010, CORHIO received federal grants for both Health Information Exchange and a Regional Extension Center for their commitment to proactively engage EHR vendors to better equip physicians in Colorado to make informed decisions about HIT products that would enable them to achieve meaningful use.
As a COHRIO approved EHR solution, Clinic Service was required to meet criteria in five core areas in the CORHIO/CO-REC review process: Corporate and Financial Strength, Competitive Pricing, Health Information Exchange (HIE) Connectivity, HL7 Messaging and Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Exchange.
In additional to interoperability requirements, CORHIO and CO-REC required that Clinic Service and other EHR vendors demonstrate a commitment to advancing EHR adoption to all physicians in Colorado, not limited to the providers eligible for Regional Extension Center (REC) services. As the stages of Meaningful Use progress over the next four years, CORHIO is committed to having 85% of all Colorado providers meaningfully using an EHR. Clinic Service Corporation received approval status based on a set of 10 technical integration points, interface availability and pricing, overall system pricing and current ONC-ATCB certification.
In May 2011, the Clinic Service C-Suite EHR received Meaningful Use Certification, a federal designation granted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. This certification means the software as a solution (SaaS) product meets all regulatory criteria relating to the efficiency, relevance, and security of patient health information utilized by medical professionals.
The primary benefit of utilizing the C-Suite EMR is in its ease of use. “From day one we wanted to create an EMR solution that is as easy to use as Yahoo,” said Andrew Graham, CEO of Clinic Service. We kept our focus on finding simple ways to help doctors capture the patient information they need, while at the same time embedding code to capture the data public health organizations want. The Meaningful Use designation means any medical professional using our system can be assured they have the tools to be compliant with ever-changing regulations.”