Certification Will Help Senior Living Communities Share Data to Fight COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
EAST TROY, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#assistedliving—ECP announced today that their software platform has achieved certification from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) for meeting criteria under the 2015 Edition Cures Update, the most recent criteria available. ECP is the leading provider of web-based clinical, business, and compliance software to over 2,000 assisted living communities and other long-term care providers.
ECP believes that its clinical platform is the first primarily assisted living focused software platform to receive ONC certification. Certification will help ECP connect to state health information networks, helping public health officials and senior living communities share data to fight COVID-19 and future pandemics. ECP’s core clinical products include electronic medication administration records (eMAR) and electronic health records (EHR) used in assisted living communities, group homes, and intellectually and developmentally disabled care settings across the country and globally.
“ONC certification will help communities using ECP share data with other systems, including state health information networks, improving the quality of care and allowing for more data-driven and outcome-focused decision making,” said Adam Aisen, CEO of ECP. “ONC certification will also help ECP customers comply with evolving regulations requiring greater data-sharing with public health authorities to assist with coordinating responses to future pandemics. ECP could not be more excited to be on the forefront of the data-driven future of both long-term care and public health.”
“In 2021, New Jersey is becoming the first state to require all long-term care communities, including assisted living and memory care, to connect to a state health information network, the New Jersey Health Information Network. Over time, we expect other states to follow suit. ONC certification applies nationally. As the last year has demonstrated, effective collaboration between long-term care providers and public health officials is crucial to effective responses to public health crises,” said Nicole Shelton, Compliance Specialist at ECP.
ECP was tested and certified by SLI Compliance, an ONC Authorized Test Lab and Certification Body, to be in accordance with applicable certification criteria put forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Certification does not represent an endorsement by HHS or ONC. For certification information about ECP Version 8.0, please see https://ecp123.com/certifications/.