Last year, ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), determined that the 2015 release of Jiva complied with multiple certification criteria under ONC HIT 2014 Edition rules. Following a similar review last month, it concluded that the latest release of the platform, Jiva 6.1, complies with the following seven certification criteria:
- 314 (a)(3): Demographics
- 314 (a)(5): Problem list
- 314 (a)(11): Smoking status
- 314 (d)(1): Authentication, access, control, and authorization
- 314 (d)(5): Automatic log-off
- 314 (d)(2): Auditable events and tamper-resistance
- 314 (d)(3): Audit report(s)
- 314(g)(4) – Quality management system
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) grants incentive payments to eligible hospitals that demonstrate efforts to adopt, implement, or upgrade ONC-HIT-certified technologies. While participation in the EHR incentive program is voluntary, eligible hospitals that decide not to participate are subject to negative adjustments to reimbursements for Medicare and Medicaid services. Beginning in 2017, such adjustments will amount to a 3% overall reduction in reimbursements to non-participating hospitals.
“The HITECH Act nominally addresses the meaningful use of electronic health record solutions, but technologies that work alongside EHRs to facilitate the secure exchange of patient health information and the management of population health are equally important,” says Nandini Rangaswamy, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ZeOmega. “Jiva’s compliance with ONC HIT 2014 Edition criteria ensures that organizations using the platform will not only improve quality of care, but potentially see significant financial benefits.”
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, provides vendor-neutral testing and certification. As an ONC-ACB, it grants ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification to technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals that wish to demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use compliance.
ONC HIT certification does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The product listing and test results summary of this certification can be found at http://oncchpl.force.com/ehrcert.