SCC Soft Computer SoftLab® Version 4.5.4 Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

May 8, 2014

Clearwater, Fla - May 8, 2014 – SCC Soft Computer SoftLab® version 4.5.4 has achieved ONC HIT 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 to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). SoftLab® version 4.5.4 was certified 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).

“We believe this certification will allow SCC’s SoftLab® 4.5.4 clients to successfully demonstrate meaningful use by sending lab results to public health agencies and ambulatory providers and incorporate lab results as structured data,” said Gilbert Hakim, SCC’s CEO and founder. “In an ongoing effort to enable our clients to meet certain meaningful use criteria, SCC will continue to seek modular EHR certification for other products.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC HIT 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.

SoftLab® 4.5.4’s certification number is 140059R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SoftLab® version 4.5.4 meets the following certification criteria:

170.314(b)(5)(B) – Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results
170.314(b)(6) – Transmission of electronic laboratory tests and values/results to ambulatory providers
170.314 )(4) – Transmission of reportable laboratory tests and values/results
170.314(g)(1) – Automated numerator recording
170.314(g)(4) – Quality management system

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include:
SCC Soft Computer
ELR Interface 170.314(f)(4) Transfer lab reportables to a public health agency
SCC Soft Computer
Reference Lab Interface 170.314(b)(5) Transfer lab results from external lab to SoftLab®
SCC Soft Computer
Result Reporting Interface 170.314(b)(6) Transfer lab results to external systems

The additional types of costs that an Eligible Hospital or Critical Access Hospital would pay to implement these EHR capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include:
• For new clients, SCC provides a perpetual license for desired individual modules and interfaces (instruments, robotics, HIS, HIE, Ref-lab, ELR, etc.). SCC provides chargeable implementation and support and maintenance for the overall system and the modules and interfaces implemented.
• Existing clients may require chargeable SCC upgrade services and training, as well as new or upgraded interfaces and hardware and database upgrades.
About SCC Soft Computer

SCC Soft Computer is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, outreach, and blood services information systems software development and offers full suites of Web-enabled laboratory and genetics information system solutions. Since 1979, SCC has designed, developed, and delivered powerful integrated clinical information management system solutions to hospitals, large IDNs, and laboratories.
Considered the largest LIS software production house in the world – with a workforce of nearly 1,700 professionals dedicated to LIS development – SCC has experience in accomplishing complex LIS implementations in large, multisite environments. SCC's flagship product, SoftLab®, has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics.

About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified HIT Technology program tests and certifies that Health IT technology is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

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.

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