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Miraca Life Sciences’ PathConnect System Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs
Date:7/15/2014

Irving, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology lab, announced today that its PathConnect system, a web-based pathology workflow automation system, has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular Ambulatory EHR certification. This certification designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). PathConnect version 4.2 was certified on June 27 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).

PathConnect is a web-based pathology workflow automation system that enables clinicians to quickly create and submit electronic requisitions through a Practice Management system interface, automate the creation of specimen labels, view and print daily specimen logs, and access diagnostic reports and their status electronically. In addition, clinicians can search and print requisitions and diagnostic reports, as well as interface with electronic health records. Automating the pathology process will save valuable time and resources each day for clinicians and their staff.

“With this certification, our referring physicians can continue to use the intuitive anatomic pathology ordering system that saves them time creating orders, accessing results and tracking patient specimens alongside their EMR, so they are well prepared to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use,” said Dan Kelly, Vice President of Client Connectivity at Miraca Life Sciences. “Having a certified platform allows Miraca Life Sciences to collaborate clinically and operationally with our referring physicians to deliver on our goal of healthy collaboration for healthier patients.”

PathConnect features the latest workflow improvements to help you run a physician’s practice more efficiently:

  • Electronic Ordering — More efficient with fewer discrepancies. Clinicians can spend more time seeing patients.
  • Specimen Log — Electronic tracking. Saves time and ensures the reports are complete and accurate.
  • Labels — Automatic printing saves time and increases accuracy.
  • Results — Results are electronically delivered to PathConnect, integrating all information.

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.

PathConnect 4.2’s certification number is 140152R00. 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.

PathConnect 4.2 meets the following certification criteria:

  •     170.314(1)(1) Computerized provider order entry, 170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording, 170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design, and 170.314(g)(4) Quality management system.

An eligible provider would pay no additional costs to implement this EHR module’s capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures.

About Miraca Life Sciences
Miraca Life Sciences specializes in the development and commercialization of the highest quality academic pathology services, primarily in the fields of dermatology, hematology, gastroenterology and urology. The company’s core team of more than 90 academic-caliber specialists utilizes state-of-the-art pathology laboratories currently headquartered in Irving, Texas, and throughout the United States to serve more than 5,500 patients every day. Through rigorous quality assurance, daily and monthly conferences, and close relationships with clinical partners, Miraca Life Sciences continuously improves diagnostic precision.

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.

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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