Information Technology


Sunquest Laboratory Gets 2014 ONC HIT Certification

Sunquest Information Systems,Tucson, Ariz, reports that its Sunquest Laboratory version 7.0.1003 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on April 24 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Sunquest The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

For eligible hospitals, Sunquest says that adding the Meaningful Use 2014 Incorporate and Reportable module to Sunquest Laboratory provides the ideal solution to demonstrate Meaningful Use of the Reportable Results criteria by expertly implementing Public Health reporting from the laboratory.

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of HHS for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

“CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” says Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn federal incentives.”

Sunquest Laboratory version 7.0.1003 certification number is CC-2014-715250-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the HHS.

Sunquest Laboratory version 7.0.1003 meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.314(d)(7) End-user device encryption
  • 170.314(f)(4) Inpatient setting only – transmission of reportable laboratory tests
  • 170.314(g)(1) Automated numerator recording
  • 170.314(g)(4) Quality management system
  • 170.314(b)(5) Incorporate laboratory tests and values/results

The additional software Sunquest Laboratory version 7.0.1003 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes Meaningful Use 2014 Incorporate and Reportables module.

The additional types of costs that an eligible would pay to implement the Sunquest Laboratory version 7.0.1003 in order to attempt to meet Meaningful Use objectives and measures include: Initial license fees and ongoing maintenance.

[Source: Sunquest Information Systems]