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VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) v4.1 Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group


April 07, 2014 - San Diego, CA

VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) v4.1 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"We are seeing a rapid increase utilization of the VTOC platform with its patient, clinical and research portals through proven and growing patient engagement. Starting with intake and patient reported outcomes forms at consult and from referrals, during treatment and for on-going follow-up, including time saving auto-population of forms, patients and providers are realizing the benefits of a completely paperless documentation and communication workflow.


VisionTree is proud to have attained this 2014 milestone, and will pursue certification of additional ONC criteria this year. These certifications are an important step in VTOC's strategic initiative to provide a modular, lightweight SaaS solution that delivers meaningful use Stage 1 and 2 for patient-centered communication, data exchange with HIEs/ACOs, research programs and population health registry participation on a patient, provider, community and national level."

Martin Pellinat, CEO of VisionTree Software, Inc.

Drummond Group's ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology - a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

VisionTree Optimal Care™ (VTOC) v4.1 has completed EHR certification of the following:

  • EHR Modular (Ambulatory)
    • VTOC v4.1 Holds Certificate No. 04072014‐2538‐9
    • Date Certified: 04/07/2014
    • Effective Date: 2014 Edition
  • Modules Tested:
    • 170.314(a)(3, 11)
    • 170.314(d)(1, 5, 6, 8)
    • 170.314(g)(2, 4)
  • No Clinical Quality Measures were tested and no additional software was used

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by Drummond 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.

"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. 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."

Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc.

For disclosure of our price transparency, as a 2014 certified modular EHR, the VTOC v4.1, software-as-a-service platform may require of our customers ongoing monthly or annual costs to support the cloud-based application and online patient services. Support for integration of this certified product version with other ONC certified systems may also require additional one-time costs.

The VTOC patient portal integrates with any EHR, Lab Management or Scheduling System using standard HL7 interfaces, or the option of web-service APIs. Over the last ten (10) years in clinical use, VTOC has documented realizable, clinical workflow improvements including up to 30% improvement in missed appointments, up to 20% reduction in non-urgent phone calls, 30%+ increased patient satisfaction and 40%+ improved compliance for capturing longitudinal, patient reported outcomes data. VTOC installed and used in more than 300 sites nationally and globally with over 2MM patients actively using the VTOC platform.

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 Accredited 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


About VisionTree®

VisionTree Software, Inc. is a leader in cloud-based, patient-centered health electronic medical records, communication and population health data management systems. The VisionTree Optimal Care (VTOC) patient data management and workflow platform is ARRA HITECH Meaningful Use certified for Stage 1 & 2 as a modular EHR and implemented at over 600 sites with 2.5M+ patients.

The VTOC platform is used for multi-center patient/clinical connectivity and research, HIE, ACO and population health initiatives focused in the fields of oncology, neuro/spine surgery, diabetes and wellness. VisionTree's customer base consists of leading academic and community centers, research organizations and medical societies globally including 8 of the top 10 U.S. News and World Report hospitals.

For more information, visit www.visiontree.com or email us at: healthcare@visiontree.com

To learn more about VisionTree Optimal Care, visit: VTOC Clinical