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Summit Healthcare’s Express Connect Interface Engine Receives ONC-ATCB Stage 2 Certification by Drummond Group

Braintree, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 28, 2013

Summit Healthcare, a leader in healthcare system integration announces that their Summit Express Connect interface engine has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program for Meaningful Use Stage 2. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was awarded certification on September 26, 2013.

“A year ago we were pleased to announce that our Summit Express Connect interface engine was certified by Drummond Group for Meaningful Use Certification Stage 1. In September of this year, we’re thrilled to be able to provide an interface engine to our customers that have exceeded expectations for Drummond Groups Stage 2 Certification,” said Ted Rossi, CEO, Summit Healthcare. “This new milestone not only adds integrity to the already reliable Summit Express Connect, but also solidifies Summit Healthcare’s focus of providing quality products that keep customers on the forefront of new technology, while focusing on industry initiatives.”

Summit Express Connect, which met the requirements for the Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program, was certified under the EHR Modules (Ambulatory and Inpatient). Summit EC is a robust interface engine delivery tool for the data exchange between a healthcare organization, an electronic health record and other third party vendors. Summit Healthcare clients can accurately integrate real-time, longitudinal health information from a wide variety of electronic health record (EHR) systems at different hospitals, physicians and ancillary care providers. This level of data exchange enables higher quality of patient care and tighter control over integration costs allowing hospitals to lay their integration foundation and build upon their long term strategies.

“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” said Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”

This Modular Ambulatory EHR and Modular Inpatient EHR certification is 2014 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. Summit Healthcare, September 26, 2013, Summit Express Connect 9.1 Integration Engine, Modular Ambulatory EHR certification ID#09262013-2298-9,Modular Inpatient EHR certification ID # 09262013-2299-9, no Clinical Quality Measures were tested and no additional software used, modules tested and certified include 170.314(d)(1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8); 170.314(g)( 4).

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About Drummond Group

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

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