HealthPort launches new version of CCHIT-approved EMR
HealthPort has released version 9.0 of its ambulatory HealthPort EMR, which has also obtained 2007 certification from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).

Lynn Hudson, RHIA, EMR product manager for HealthPort, said that key additions to version 9 include a Formal Health Record, the ability to co-sign progress notes electronically, utilization of national provider identifier and unique provider identification number, enhanced wellness and disease management and SureScripts certified e-prescribing.

“Health maintenance schedules can now be created based on patient disease management and medication criteria. This increases patient adherence to physician orders and helps streamline the scheduling of needed patient return visits,” Hudson said.