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McKesson Medisoft Clinical EHR Receives ONC-ATCB Certification

Electronic health record solution positions physician practices to achieve meaningful use

ATLANTA, December 08, 2010 – McKesson announced today that its Medisoft Clinical EHR product is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 6, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for eligible providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

"We are proud to receive ONC-ATCB certification for Medisoft Clinical from CCHIT," said David Henriksen, senior vice president and general manager of McKesson's Physician Practice Solutions. "Our focus is not only to have our software meet certification standards, but also to help physicians drive improved patient outcomes, boost revenues and bring vitality into their practices. To help promote the success of our customers, we continue to offer meaningful use webinars, regional meetings, training, education and support services."

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D.,
M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

Medisoft Clinical Version 17 SP1's certification number is CC-1112-589589-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Clinical Version 17 SP1 is
The clinical quality measures to which Medisoft Clinical Version 17 SP1 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF 0064, and NQF 0061.

The additional software Medisoft Clinical relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Windows Server® 2008 which includes BitLocker® and IPSec for 170.302(u) & 170.302(v); SureScripts MessengerTM Services for 170.304(b) & 170.302(b); Medi-Span® for 170.302(e) & 170.302(a); CPT® codes for 170.302(d), 170.304(e) & 170.304(a); and RelayClinicalTM Education for 170.302(m).

About Medisoft Clinical
McKesson's Medisoft Clinical solution, a practice management and EHR suite at a price point geared to smaller physician practices, features Bright Note TechnologyTM, a dynamic processing technology which instantly populates all critical data on a patient chart. Medisoft Clinical is part of McKesson's comprehensive portfolio of physician solutions designed to reduce time spent on administrative tasks and help meet the needs of running a modern practice. McKesson's offerings for physician practices include clinical and EHR software, as well as business management and connectivity solutions for health information exchange. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com/physicianpractice.

About McKesson
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payers; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payers designed to improve outcomes for patients. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com/.

About CCHIT
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org/.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONCATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

Contact:
Yancey Casey

(404) 338-2468
yancey.casey@mckesson.com

Source: McKesson


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