In 2016, the DHHS released the final Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule, which is a part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), redefining how providers will be reimbursed for quality through either the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The LIS plays an important role as an information system that feeds the EHR and as an essential tool to help laboratories increase efficiency and monitor their productivity as it relates to these new quality measures.
Orchard Software’s Harvest™ LIS version 11.0 Achieves ONC Health IT 2014 Edition Modular Inpatient EHR Certification from ICSA Labs
Carmel, IN – April 17, 2017 – Orchard Software’s Harvest LIS version 11.0 has achieved ONC Health IT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Orchard Harvest LIS version 11.0 was certified on March 31, 2017 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).
“All of us at Orchard appreciate the value this certification brings to our hospital customers. Our goal is to provide our customers with software that efficiently and effectively disseminates laboratory information to the end user to improve patient care,” says Curt Johnson, Chief Operating Officer at Orchard Software. “With this certification, our customers will also be able to utilize Orchard Harvest LIS for sending reportable laboratory tests and values/results to the public health agencies in a manner that will allow them to meet one of the meaningful use requirements.”ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC Health IT 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.
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