Certification supports hospitals’ efforts to meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 criteria, qualifying them for incentive payments

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – October 17, 2013 – MRO Corp., a leading provider of technology-driven disclosure management services and applications for healthcare organizations, announced today that ROI Online® 2.2.0, is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on October 9, 2013 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital (Inpatient) certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“Stage 1 and 2 requirements put a lot of responsibility on hospitals to provide efficient means for patients to view, download and transmit their health information online,” says David Borden, CTO for MRO. “We are committed to offering our hospitals efficient disclosure management and health information exchange solutions that we believe enhance operations in addition to meet critical Meaningful Use requirements in 2014 and beyond.”

MRO’s ROI Online is a web-based solution that allows healthcare organizations to efficiently manage the disclosure of protected health information (PHI). MRO offers options to integrate their patient portal solution with the disclosure management platform, and it is through demonstrating the patient portal capabilities that MRO was able to meet 2014 Edition certification.

“Beginning in 2014, current Stage 1 Electronic Copy of Health Information and Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions criteria will be replaced with the View, Download, and Transmit to a 3rd Party criterion,” explains Borden. “The criterion requires hospitals to provide online access to 50 percent of discharged patients within 36 hours, and five percent of patients must actually ‘view, download and transmit’ their information. We believe our certified platforms will provide clients with the ability to meet those measures.”

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that EHR Modules meet one or more of the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology. Companies offering ONC HIT certified EHR modules may return to test additional ONC 2014 Edition criteria and certify their products as Complete EHRs later.

MRO plans to test additional criteria and furthermore become certified within the ambulatory domain, as well as to certify its HISP for Transitions of Care. ONC HIT certification updates will be available at www.cchit.org as they occur.

“As the demands on hospitals attesting meaningful use evolve, we will continue to seize opportunities to ensure our customers are compliant and receive the incentives they’ve worked hard to achieve,” adds Borden.

ROI Online 2.2.0 meets the following certification criteria: 170.314(e)(1) View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party; 170.314(g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording; and 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System.

“CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives.”

Additional software ROI Online 2.2.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: ABCpdf, HL7Connect and MRO’s HISP MRODirect™. ROI Online 2.2.0’s certification number is CC-2014-505110-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The additional types of costs that a hospital would pay to implement ROI Online 2.2.0 in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: monthly service fees for the meaningful use attestation and patient portal modules, and one-time implementation and/or customization fees. Various pricing models are available for HISP and direct secure messaging services.

About MRO Corp.

MRO, a leader in disclosure management and health information exchange (HIE), offers healthcare providers an enterprise-wide solution for the secure and compliant exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI). Through a proprietary disclosure management platform, MRO offers a combination of market expertise and technology-driven services to enable facilities to achieve a higher level of compliance oversight, mitigate risk and achieve meaningful use. The company offers a full range of solutions, spanning release-of-information (ROI), audit compliance and tracking, accounting of disclosures, meaningful use, and document management solutions. MRO also provides electronic HIE connections: esMD for CMS audits, patient and provider portals, and Social Security Administration (SSA) portals for disability determination. As a Health Information Service Provider (HISP), MRO features Direct Secure Messaging services for healthcare providers. For additional information, visit www.mrocorp.com.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRs. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)” as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.