Large HIT firms have the resources to commit to the complex task of ONC
certification, but providers with internally developed systems do not. To
respond to this, TKG has created a proprietary certification assessment
methodology that will quickly review your situation and streamline your
journey through this new regulatory jungle. We will explain the regulations, the
certification tasks, and the preparation needed for successfully navigating
Keep in mind although your internal developed applications were most likely
designed to meet your specific operating needs the certification regulations
cover all modalities and specialties of care. As an example, you may be a
specialty provider (such as an ophthalmologist, or heart hospital) that would
have no need to document patient growth charts. But in order to have your
application certified as a full EHR growth charts are a requirement.
Another example is a provider that has modified or built an interface engine.
The engine receives, sends and reformats data from a multitude of vendor or
other systems. When it processes PHI or clinical or quality measure data it
can be compromising your certified vendor EHR system. Most importantly
we will make you aware of such pitfalls and suggest how they can be
addressed or avoided.
We will accomplish this by addressing these issues;
TKG will be the project leader in guiding you through the certification
The biggest cost of certification is not the fee you will pay the ATCB which
usually runs between $20,000 to 35,000. The real costs are hidden, such
as the lost staff time in learning about the program, moving through the
process, and then repeating tasks as you make the usual miss-steps that
will delay certification and require retests.
Do you really want to add a new project to your already growing backlog? A
complex task your staff has never dealt with? We think not.
As an example we routinely see development staff misunderstand and
over estimate the details and time need to respond to test criteria. In
several of our projects we were able to cut hundreds of hours from the
estimated development time by showing where and how shareware and
other third party products could be used to quickly meet ONC test criteria.
TKG's experience can help you minimize the costs, time and staff
distractions and allow you to keep your staff focused on their primary
objectives of user and systems support and ongoing application
A detailed description of the TKG Certification Assistance program and its
estimated costs will be submitted to you after we complete a phone survey
with your staff.
To discuss your situation call 312-303-0577, or Email
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