SCC Soft Computer's SoftLab® Version 4.5.5 Achieves ONC Health IT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

February 1, 2018

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Clearwater, Florida – February 1, 2018SCC Soft Computer’s SoftLab® version 4.5.5 has achieved ONC Health IT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible hospitals with meeting Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs objectives required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

SoftLab® version 4.5.5 was certified on December 20, 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).

“With this certification, we show our commitment to meeting the latest federal interoperability standards and delivering health IT technology that supports providers by delivering higher levels of quality care.” Gilbert Hakim, SCC’s CEO

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 2014 Edition criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to attest for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

The certification number for SoftLab® version 4.5.5 is 140059R02. 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 4.5.5 meets the following certification criteria:

170.314 (b)(5)(B)

Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results

170.314 (b)(6)

Inpatient setting only - transmission of electronic laboratory tests and values/results to ambulatory providers

170.314 (f)(4)

Inpatient setting only - 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 Reference Lab Interface
  • SCC Soft Computer ELR Interface
  • SCC Soft Computer Result Reporting Interface

The additional types of costs that an eligible hospital would pay to implement this EHR module’s 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.

For full certification details and disclosures, including any additional types of costs and/or limitations, please visit: http://www.softcomputer.com/regulatory-affairs/docs/ SCC_SoftLab_4.0.7_4.0.8_4.5.4_4.5.5_ONC_HealthIT_2014_Edition_Modular_EHR_Compliant.pdf

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, delivered, implemented, and supported powerful integrated clinical information management system solutions for hospitals, large IDNs (integrated delivery networks), and laboratories.

Considered the largest LIS software production house in the world – with a workforce of nearly 2,000 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. Visit http://www.softcomputer.com/ for more information.

About ONC Certification

The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT 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.

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