A Medical Device Daily
Allscripts (Chicago) reported that Sunrise Acute Care, Version 5.5 and Sunrise Emergency Care Version 5.5 are 2011/2012 CCHIT compliant and were certified as Complete EHRs on Dec. 21, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), in accordance with the applicable eligible provider and hospital certification criteria 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).
Additionally, Sunrise Acute Care Modular Version 5.5, Sunrise Emergency Care Modular Version 5.5, Sunrise Ambulatory Modular Version 5.5, and Sunrise Patient Portal Version 5.5 are all CCHIT 2011/2012 compliant and were also certified as EHR Modules on Dec. 21 by CCHIT, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider and hospital certification criteria adopted by the HHS, Allscripts noted.
Allscripts said it elected to submit Sunrise Acute Care and Emergency Care for certification as both a Complete and Modular EHR to accommodate hospitals that prefer to keep an existing third-party analytics product. Hospitals can either use the Sunrise Clinical Analytics embedded within Sunrise Acute Care or Sunrise Emergency Care to demonstrate the quality measure reporting requirement of Meaningful Use, or choose to integrate their third-party system to with Sunrise Acute Care Modular to satisfy the requirement. That third-party reporting system, however, will be required under ARRA rules to be ARRA certified as an EHR module, otherwise the hospital will have to certify the reporting module themselves – a time-consuming and expensive process, the company noted.