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EDIMS Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification from ICSA Labs


Parsippany, N.J. – November 20, 2014 -EDIMS Version 2.6 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting Eligible Hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). EDIMS Version 2.6 was certified on September 04, 2014 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).

“Emergency Medical Associates pioneered the emergency department-specific information system,” said Drew Caola, executive vice president & chief operating officer of Emergency Medical Associates. “This certification is another milestone in our storied, 20-year history of developing electronic health record systems for and by practicing emergency physicians.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition 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.

EDIMS Version 2.6 certification number is 140237R00. 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.

EDIMS Version 2.6 meets the following certification criteria:
170.314(a) Clinical

  • 170.314(a)(1) - Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
  • 170.314(a)(2) - Drug-Drug, Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks
  • 170.314(a)(3) - Demographics
  • 170.314(a)(4) - Vital signs, body mass index, and growth charts
  • 170.314(a)(6) - Medication List
  • 170.314(a)(7) - Medication Allergy List
  • 170.314(a)(9) - Electronic Notes
  • 170.314(a)(10) - Drug-Formulary Checks
  • 170.314(a)(11) - Smoking Status
  • 170.314(a)(12) - Image Results
  • 170.314(a)(13) - Family Health History
  • 170.314(a)(14) - Patient List Creation
  • 170.314(a)(17) - Advance Directives

170.314(b) Care Coordination

  • 170.314(b)(1) - Transitions of Care - receive, display, and incorporate transition of care/referral summaries
  • 170.314(b)(2) - Transitions of Care - create and transmit transition of care/referral summaries
  • 170.314(b)(3) - Electronic Prescribing

170.314(c) Clinical Quality Measures

  • 170.314(c)(1) - Clinical quality measures - capture and export
  • 170.314(c)(2) - Clinical quality measures - import and calculate
  • 170.314(c)(3) - Clinical quality measures - electronic submission

170.314(d) Privacy and Security

  • 170.314(d)(1) - Authentication, access control, and authorization
  • 170.314(d)(3) - Audit Report(s)
  • 170.314(d)(5) - Automatic log-off
  • 170.314(d)(6) - Emergency access
  • 170.314(d)(7) - End-User Device Encryption
  • 170.314(d)(8) – Integrity

170.314(f) Public Health

  • 170.314(f)(1) - Immunization Information
  • 170.314(f)(3) - Transmission to Public Health Agencies - Syndromic Surveillance

170.314(g) Utilization

  • 170.314(g)(1) - Automated Numerator Recording
  • 170.314(g)(3) - Safety-enhanced design
  • 170.314(g)(3) - 170.314(g)(4) - Quality Management System


The clinical quality measures to which EDIMS Version 2.6 has been certified include: CMS 32, 55 and 111.

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: Callibra Discharge 123, Izenda Reports, First Databank National Drug File (NDDF), DrFirst Rcopia, and MaxMD.

The additional types of costs that an Eligible Hospital would pay to implement this EHR MODULES’s capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: Implementation fees, Yearly maintenance and 3rd party costs associated with the following: Callibra Discharge 123, Izenda Reports, First Databank National DrugData File (NDDF) and DrFirst Rcopia. About

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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 and for more information.