EireneRx Received E-Prescribing Certification

CareKinesis Medication Management Software Platform EireneRx™
Receives 2011 Edition Modular Ambulatory Health IT Certification
ICSA Labs Grants Health IT Certificate of Compliance

Moorestown, NJ, April 15, 2013 –CareKinesis is pleased to announce its proprietary software platform,  EireneRx™ version 1.9, has attained 2011 Edition Certification from the ICSA Labs ONC Health IT Certification Program. Certification was granted following rigorous and thorough testing against the ONC Approved Test Procedures by ICSA Labs, an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and Accredited Test Lab (ATL).

This EHR Module is 2011 Edition compliant and has been certified by ISCA Labs 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.

The certification was presented March 12, 2013, to CareKinesis, a medication therapy management company that provides pharmacy services to at-risk populations.

CareKinesis incorporates its specialized web-based pharmacotherapy platform, EireneRx™, for which it received its Health IT certification, and a robotic adherence packaging system with expert pharmacist intervention to help clients manage medication risk.  Partnering with healthcare organizations in the vanguard of coordinated care, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the results are enhanced medication-related outcomes and greater operational efficiency. CareKinesis is the first PACE-specific pharmacy in the nation. (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly).

According to CareKinesis CEO and Founder, Calvin H. Knowlton, BScPharm, MDiv, PhD, CareKinesis is differentiated by its use of specialized, proprietary, advanced and unique software that provides the prescribing physicians and the CareKinesis PharmDs with Medication Decision Support tools at point of care. “These tools, including certified e-prescribing, help mitigate medication risk, averting Adverse Drug Events that lead to morbidity and hospitalizations and hospital readmissions,” said Knowlton.  Dr. Knowlton was awarded a patent on this process (U.S. Patent 8,392,220). 

CareKinesis was founded to improve the current medication delivery system for the frail elderly who are the largest users of multiple, concurrent, medications in the U.S.; and, who suffer most frequently from the perils of preventable medication misadventuring.

“All the credit goes to our Software Development Team and Product Management Team who worked tirelessly to achieve certification. This is a highly valuable next step for CareKinesis,” said CareKinesis Chief Information Officer, Joseph J. Filippoli.

Launched with its first patients in January, 2011, CareKinesis is now a national medication risk mitigation practice servicing over 3,000 frail elderly patients in 12 states.

EireneRx™ version 1.9 meets the following certification criteria: 170.302 (o) Access control, 170.302 (p) Emergency access, 170.302 (q) Automatic log-off, 170.302 (r) Audit log, 170.302 (s) Integrity, 170.302 (t) Authentication, 170.302 (u) General encryption, 170.302 (v) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information, and 170.304 (b) Electronic prescribing. CHPL Product Number: 130014R00.

 

About CareKinesis
CareKinesis partners with healthcare organizations to provide personalized medication management and pharmacy services for high-risk populations. The results are enhanced medication-related outcomes and greater operational efficiency.For more information, please visit carekinesis.staging.wpengine.com.

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 http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

Contact:
CareKinesis, Inc.
Dianne L. Semingson                          Joseph J. Filippoli, CIO
semingsond@erols.com                        Jfilippoli@carekinesis.com
T: 215-870-0829                                        T: 856-273-7534

ICSA Labs
Carlos Arcila
Phone: 908-559-8031
Email: carlos.arcila@verizon.com 

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