Meaningful Use Certification Achieved

Grand Rounds Software, LLC Receives
ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group for
Crib Notes
TM EMR Software for Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Bryn Mawr, PA. November 14, 2011. 

Grand Rounds Software, LLC (GRS) announced today that its Crib NotesTM EMR for Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Version 2.6, is 2011/2012 compliant and certified as a modular electronic health record (EHR) system. The designation, under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, officially deems Crib Notes as a complying EHR in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, permitting providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Crib Notes software is the only integrated EMR specifically serving the Neonatal ICU market.

The certification further enables providers to take part in the electronic revolution that is reverberating across the healthcare industry.  Healthcare providers can now use Crib Notes both to make significant care improvements in their operations, and also achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA.  GRS is pleased to offer a complete, proven solution, assisting doctors, nurses, and hospitals in the provision of improved neonatal care to their communities. Robert Stavis, M.D., Ph.D., the President of GRS, noted that “as our customers know, Crib NotesTM has many features beyond the tested modules to enhance the safety and quality of care in the NICU.  We invite providers to review the depth and breadth of Crib Notes, which has been developed and in clinical use for over 15 years.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology — a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

 “The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge – as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We’re ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security.” 

 The details of the Crib NotesTM EMR certification include:

  • Company – Grand Rounds Software
  • Crib Notes Version 2.6
  • Date of Certification – 11/10/2011
  • Certification ID number 11102011-1384-5
  • No Clinical Quality Measures Certified*
  • Additional software used – E-mail, HashCalc
  • Where applicable the certification criteria to which each EHR modules has been tested and certified.

*The Clinical Quality Measures module relates to CMS-specified adult diagnoses and does apply to infants.

** This EHR Modular certification is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group Inc., an ONC‐ATCB, authorized to conduct complete and modular EHR testing and certification in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. EHR‐CC‐005 Rev A

The Crib NotesTM EMR meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.302 (C) Problem List
  • 170.302 (D) Medication List
  • 170.302 (F) Vital Signs, BMI, Growth Charts
  • 170.302 (H) Incorporation of Lab Tests
  • 170.302 (M) Education Resources
  • 170.302 (O) Access control
  • 170.302 (P) Emergency access
  • 170.302 (Q) Automatic log-off
  • 170.302 (R) Audit log
  • 170.302 (S) Integrity
  • 170.302 (T) Authentication
  • 170.302 (U) General encryption
  • 170.302 (V) Encryption when exchanging electronic health information
  • 170.306 (B) Recording Demographics
  • 170.306 (C) Clinical Decision Support
  • 170.306 (D) Electronic Copy of Health Information
  • 170.306 (E) Electronic Copy of Discharge Instructions

About Grand Rounds Software, LLC
Grand Rounds Software, LLC is a privately owned, high-technology company located in Bryn Mawr, PA. The company’s business is dedicated exclusively to the development, marketing and support of the Crib NotesTM Neonatal EMR. Grand Rounds Software has been a leader in neonatal EMR systems with innovative, customer-driven software solutions and support services. The company’s total-system approach includes the support of dedicated, expert service and support specialists. Using advanced Super User training program and Train-the-Trainer approach using highly skilled, practicing clinicians trains all users in an onsite, multi-phase, quality-assured process that has enabled thousands of clinicians to successfully adapt to electronic point-of-care charting in the NICU.

 About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to

Michael Paulsen
Grand Rounds Software, LLC (GRS)

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