Equicare Health’s care coordination software, EQUICARE CS, earns ONC-HIT Certification from Drummond Group

Vancouver, CANADA — October 18 2015 — Equicare Health Inc., is pleased to announce that their industry leading care coordination software, EQUICARE CS™ has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2014 Edition Modular Certification via Drummond Group, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. This stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements, qualifying these organizations to receive payments under the ongoing EHR adoption program.

“Certification from Drummond is a rigorous process and this success is a major achievement for Equicare,” states Equicare VP of Product Management, Malcolm Wright. “Many healthcare providers are struggling to meet the stringent requirements of Meaningful Use.  We are pleased that this certification with Drummond gives us the opportunity to help these providers meet this challenge today.”

To earn the certification, EQUICARE CS (ECS) was tested to be in accordance with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ECS, which met the requirements for Modular Certification, is a complete oncology patient management solution designed to enable healthcare providers to navigate patients on their journey through screening, treatment and into survivorship. ECS includes tools for navigation, survivorship care planning, distress management & patient engagement, including a full featured patient portal.

In addition to the MU certification, the 4.4 release of ECS also includes features designed for enterprise healthcare facilities.  ECS can now support one or multiple facilities with a single system, which can lower costs for growing organizations, provide clinical standardization across facilities, and centralize reporting.

Additional Information
This EHR Module (Ambulatory) is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.”

Equicare Health Inc., EQUICARE CS v4.4
Certificate No. 10012015 ‐ 0271 ‐ 8
Date Certified 10/01/2015Modules Tested: 170.314 (d)(1, 5,6, 8); (e)(1, 3); (g)(2, 4)
Clinical Quality Measures tested: None
Additional software used: Data Motion

Price Transparency: EQUICARE CS – one-time initial software license fee, one-time implementation fee, and ongoing software support fees

About Equicare Health Inc.
Equicare Health is the industry’s leading provider of comprehensive care coordination solutions. EQUICARE CS™ (ECS) is a web-based software tool that facilitates successful population health management with a self-funding, CoC-compliant patient engagement solution. ECS enables cancer centers to provide coordinated navigation, survivorship care planning, patient engagement, and distress management to improve clinical outcomes for patients, optimize revenue streams, and increase operational efficiency. www.equicarehealth.com

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries.  In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com