Drummond Group Introduces Decision Guide for 2014 Edition Testing and Certification

HHS Grants Approval for Drummond to Move Forward with 2014 Edition Criteria

AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 14, 2013 – Drummond Group, recently approved to test and certify 2014 Edition criteria by HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), is now providing electronic health records (EHR) software developers and vendors a Decision Guide to 2014 Edition that essentially bridges the knowledge gap between the ONC's 2014 and 2011 Edition criteria. In essence, this new guide will help reduce the complexity of the decision-making process to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, potentially leading to more expedient compliance with the 2014 Edition criteria for software vendors and improved readiness for their providers and hospital customers.

The Decision Guide to 2014 Edition includes three components:

  • A Framework Document that helps software developers focus on the specific 2014 edition criteria, clinical quality measures (CQMs) and testing options that will best support customers. This document bridges the complexity gap between the ONC criteria and the necessary Meaningful Use measures.
  • An optional Wave Testing Approach that enables vendors to incrementally test for various certification criteria in phases, instead of all at once. This approach helps bridge the marketing gap between testing and certification that enhances opportunities for early adopters by offering as many as three certification points.
  • A Pre-Test Assessment Tool to gauge testing readiness. The assessment tool bridges the uncertainty gap between development and testing by helping the clients determine their preparedness which can lead to more successful test results.

"The complexity involved with testing and certifying for the ONC criteria with the different Meaningful Use choices is so large that it could easily overwhelm and discourage many vendors. As a software certification body, we can't make the requirements less demanding, but we can offer informative tools that make it possible for vendors to quickly gain much-needed insight into their certification needs and testing readiness," says Kyle Meadors, Drummond Group's Director of EHR Testing. "And, we can offer a software testing approach that makes the process more palatable for vendors. Having worked with hundreds of software vendors over the years, Drummond Group knows what the vendor is facing in software testing, certification, as well as product development and marketing. As such, we have a genuine understanding of the myriad of challenges that vendors face in preparing their customers for implementing Stage 2. We are confident that the Decision Guide to 2014 Edition can help organizations navigate the new requirements more successfully."

Delivered as a "self-help" tool, the Decision Guide to 2014 Edition enables vendors to assess their current software development status as well as their customers' needs to make the best choices for 2014 Edition criteria selection. The document specifically walks software developers through an EHR category decision tree that helps to determine if they should classify their solution as a complete EHR, or a variety of EHR modular options and describes the testing details.

While the Framework Document helps vendors zero in on important criteria, the Drummond Group Pre-Test Assessment Tool, along with access to the experienced Drummond Group test proctors, will allow vendors to gauge their product testing readiness. Once vendors understand where their product stands with respect to the testing requirements, they can consider the optional Wave Testing Approach which enables better test management by seeking certification for certain requirements in phases. As such, vendors can demonstrate compliance while still working toward comprehensive certification. The approach meshes with typical software development efforts, making it possible for vendors to systematically move toward earning certification. Best of all, vendors can leverage the fact that their products are moving toward full certification in their marketing campaigns.

"With the Wave Testing Approach, we are offering vendors the ability to tackle the job in phases. As such, the whole process is more doable," Meadors adds. "We know what software vendors are up against and that's why we are presenting this optional Decision Guide to 2014 Edition that can help vendors easily move from where they are today to where they need to be to offer software solutions that can successfully be used in the government's EHR adoption program."

To receive the Decision Guide to 2014 Edition or to get additional information about Drummond Group's Wave Testing Approach, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To achieve ONC approval for 2014 Edition testing and certification, Drummond Group was accredited by NIST's NVLAP (200979-0) for their EHR Test Lab and by ANSI (1045) for their EHR Certification Body.

 

 

 

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