July 16, 2012 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. announced that the Synapse MU 3.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR (electronic health records) on June 28, 2012 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
"We believe that this ONC-ATCB certification demonstrates that Fujifilm is a true player in the EHR arena," said Jim Morgan, vice president of medical informatics, Fujifilm. "Synapse MU 3.0 enhances our Synapse RIS (radiology information system) product by enabling our end users, such as radiology groups, to qualify for the incentives set forth by the ONC while reducing the impact on operations."
The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.
"CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives," said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., chair, CCHIT.
Synapse MU 3.0's certification number is CC-1112-48540-2. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.