14 January 2015

EireneRx Achieves MU2 Certification

CareKinesis Medication Management Software Platform EireneRx Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

Moorestown, NJ – January 14, 2015 – CareKinesis proprietary software platform, EireneRx™ version 2.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR certification. This certification designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

EireneRx™ version 2.0 was certified on December 16, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“With this certification, we believe our clients are well prepared to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use,” said Calvin H. Knowlton, PhD, founder and CEO, CareKinesis.

CareKinesis is a medication therapy management company that provides pharmacy services to at-risk populations. Incorporating its specialized web-based pharmacotherapy platform, EireneRx™, and a robotic adherence packaging system with expert pharmacist intervention, CareKinesis helps clients manage medication risk. Partnering with healthcare organizations in the vanguard of coordinated care, the results are enhanced medication-related outcomes and greater operational efficiency. CareKinesis is the first program for all-inclusive care of the elderly (PACE)-specific pharmacy in the nation.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 Meaningful Use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

EireneRx™ version 2.0’s certification number is 140348R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

EireneRx™ version 2.0 meets the following certification criteria:

  • Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), criteria 170.314(a)(1)
  • ePrescribing, criteria 170.314(b)(3)
  • Medication List, criteria 170.314(a)(6)
  • Medication Allergy List, criteria 170.314(a)(7)
  • Drug-Drug and Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks, criteria 170.314(a)(2)
  • Drug Formulary Checks, criteria 170.314(a)(10)
  • Automated Numerator Capture, criteria 170.314(g)(1)
  • Authentication, Access Control and Authorization, criteria 170.314(d)(1)
  • Integrity, criteria 170.314(d)(8)
  • Automatic Log-off, criteria 170.314(d)(5)
  • Emergency Access, criteria 170.314(d)(6)
  • Safety-Enhanced Design, criteria 170.314(g)(3)
  • Quality Management System, criteria 170.314(g)(4)

CareKinesis utilizes an industry-leading Lexi-Data clinical drug database along with standard, off-the-shelf information technologies, like OpenSSL, SHA1SUM, Adobe Acrobat Reader and an embedded Jasper Server / iReport Business Intelligence and Reporting platform within EireneRx™ version 2.0, to deliver the advanced medication management and ePrescribing functionality that is behind the above certified modules.

As a component of a multi-faceted offering, CareKinesis clients within the PACE market leverage the functionality with EireneRx™ version 2.0 with no additional impact to their IT resources and without additional cost burden.

About CareKinesis
CareKinesis partners with healthcare organizations to provide personalized medication management, pharmacy services and population health pharmacy solutions. The results are enhanced medication-related outcomes and greater operational efficiency.

About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit www.icsalabs.com and www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

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EireneRx Module Certificates and Disclosures can be found here.