• Electronic health record systems give health information exchanges affordable, interoperable EHR options for connecting physicians
• Certification helps physicians demonstrate meaningful use to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid health IT incentive payments available via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
San Jose, Calif. Mar. 1, 2011 - Axolotl Corp. announced that two of its electronic health record (EHR) systems - Axolotl EHR, version 7 and Elysium EMR Lite - have received Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) 2011/2012 certifications in accordance with Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
"Complete EHR certification for Axolotl EHR version 7 and modular certification for Elysium EMR Lite reflects our commitment to giving health information exchanges a range of pre-integrated ambulatory EHR systems that they can offer to their physician members to enhance collaboration across patient care teams and throughout their communities," said Glenn Keet, president of Axolotl.
The certifications confirm that these systems are capable of performing the required functions to help users comply with Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures that eligible providers must meet to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid health IT reimbursements available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Axolotl's clients, which include hospitals, health systems, RHIOs, Accountable Care Organizations and State Designated Entities that use the Elysium® Exchange health information exchange (HIE) platform can now connect their affiliated providers using these pre-integrated EHR systems.
Axolotl EHR, version 7 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB. Axolotl EHR, version 7 provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use EHR and Practice Management system that helps doctors access important patient and clinical information, coordinate care with other care providers, manage their practice more efficiently and qualify for federal health IT incentives. The system also fully integrates with all of the operational functions of a physician practice, simplifying administrative tasks such as billing, scheduling and documentation.
Axolotl's Elysium EMR Lite has been certified as an EHR Module by InfoGard Laboratories, an ONC-ATCB. As a pre-integrated module of Elysium Exchange HIE, Elysium EMR Lite helps caregivers quickly and effectively collaborate on patient care, share data and process referrals electronically. Axolotl's Elysium EMR Lite has been certified for 21 modules; the company intends to obtain Complete EHR certification for Elysium EMR Lite by mid-year.