GEMMS Real World Testing (RWT) and ONC 2015 CURES Edition Certification
GEMMS has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB). The stamp of approval designates the software delivers the required functionality in support of enabling eligible providers and hospitals to meet the requirements of various regulatory programs that involve the use of certified electronic health records (EHR) technology.
To earn the certification, GEMMS was tested to be in accordance with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Please contact us if you would like a copy of our certificate for your records.
Data Center Migration
On Feb 4, 2023, GEMMS completed a hardware migration at our Expedient Data Center over to Expedient’s Enterprise Cloud solution. With this new solution, GEMMS Data Center now offers fully encrypted disk and networking, push-button disaster recovery, and all-flash storage with high-frequency CPUs for increased performance. In addition to this, GEMMS is in the process of updating our faxing software at our Data Center and adding two new additional analog lines to allow for faster processing of outbound faxes.
GEMMS Patient Portal Product Enhancements
PHR Cures Act
To comply with the 21St Century Cures Act, several changes were incorporated in the GEMMS PHR:
The MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Clinical Dashboard
The MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Clinical Dashboard is located on the side text of a patient’s chart. It provides a wealth of information related to practice-selected measures guiding physicians through a patient’s visit to provide personalized treatment.
The 2023 MIPS Clinical Dashboard includes 31 MIPS CQMS and 22 eCQMS from nine domains including Effective Clinical Care, Preventive Care, Population Health, and Efficiency and Cost Reduction. Utilizing data in the patient’s chart, the dashboard guides physicians in delivering tailored clinical care. Actions are available directly on the dashboard allowing physicians to fulfill CMS requirements without changing screens.
Yearly, as healthcare evolves and guidelines are updated, CMS releases new measure specifications. The GEMMS MIPS team evaluates each measure in detail outlining and implementing the differences. 2023 brought modifications to exclusions, value sets, age requirements, medications, actions, action date ranges, population reduction, and measure thresholds such as LVEF. The 2023 MIPS Clinical Dashboard & 2023 Promoting Interoperability Report install was completed by Jan. 3, 2023. It is driven by 358,589 lines of SQL utilizing 284,986 QDM Data Elements providing resources to help your practice maximize your final score and achieve a positive payment adjustment.