Media Contact: Debra Steen
Atlanta, February 18, 2011 - XLEMR, a developer of custom electronic health records (EHR) that focuses on practices that seek a simple, mobile, and efficient solution, announced today that its EHR software has achieved certification as a Complete Ambulatory EHR under the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) certification program.
Testing was performed by InfoGard Laboratories, an ONC-designated Authorized Testing and Certification Body ONC-ATCB for EHR systems, on January 26th and 27th, 2011. During the test, XLEMR demonstrated their software meets the requirements for meaningful use. Eligible providers can now use XLEMR to qualify for HITECH stimulus funds, which can result in up to $44,000 per provider under Medicare or $64,000 under Medicaid.
“XLEMR offers a unique solution to medical providers that want a simple, custom solution,” says Tripp Weeks, President of XLEMR. “Most other EMR systems are rigid and complex, but XLEMR is built on Microsoft Office, which allows us to create simple, easy solutions that we can tailor to our clients’ needs.”
Providers using XLEMR’s certified product will have the benefit of the familiar interface in addition to all the features required by meaningful use. For example, providers can take advantage of XLEMR’s interface to Microsoft Health Vault, which allows information sharing between the health record, the patient, and any other care givers authorized by the patient.
E-prescribing is another important feature that allows providers to check drug interactions, medicinal allergies, and formulary compliance. Sending prescriptions electronically is more efficient than script pads or faxes; it also helps reduce fraud. XLEMR’s unique approach to e-prescribing allows providers to enjoy all the benefits without additional monthly fees.
“One of the challenges for any vendor is how to incorporate the meaningful use functionality into a system without making it slow or difficult to navigate. Complexity is one of the things medical professionals fear most in an EHR system. Many providers hesitate to implement EHR, because they fear the software will be confusing and negatively impact productivity. XLEMR’s architecture allows us to include all of the meaningful use requirements, while still maintaining our trademark simple interface,” Tripp elaborates.
Providers that want to participate in the stimulus program must first meet eligibility requirements under the Medicare or Medicaid program. Next, providers must purchase an EHR system certified by an ONC-ATCB. Finally, providers must use their software according to the measures outlined in the meaningful use rules to qualify for the stimulus funds.
About XLEMR, LLC
XLEMR, LLC is a leading developer of simple, mobile, and efficient electronic health records. XLEMR focuses on a custom, hand-holding approach to implementation and development that allows their clients to experience a comfortable transition to EHR. Their core product is based on Microsoft Office which provides an interface familiar to most users. This architecture allows providers to be mobile without needing an internet connection or wireless data plan. XLEMR provides efficiency by incorporating existing paper forms into the EHR to minimize training requirements. For more about XLEMR visit www.xlemr.com.