What’s New

What’s New

What’s New

February 2023

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

  • Within the Portal Management Console, practices now have the ability to ARCHIVE/DELETE a Patient Portal user from the PMC – without having to contact the GEMMS help desk. 
  • GEMMS modified the RX refill routing option within the Patient Portal to allow for each provider to have a specific RX refill delegate. 
  • GEMMS modified the routing of Patient Portal appointment requests to populate in the GEMMS One EMR via message. This eliminates the need for staff to monitor for appointment requests in the Portal Management Console.
  • GEMMS added the ability to disable “specific times” on the Patient Portal appointment request screen.
  • GEMMS added the ability to bypass the document delay setting for individual chart sections.

PHR Cures Act

To comply with the 21St Century Cures Act, several changes were incorporated in the GEMMS PHR:

  • (b)(1) Transitions of Care: Ability to send a Transition of Care document to another provider. The PHR now provides a way to send any supported CCDA type to a patient’s primary care physician.     
  • Supported CCDA types: CCD, Transition of Care, Referral Note.   
  • USCDI V1United States Core Data for Interoperability is a subset of clinical data that must be available for health exchange. This is an expansion of the Core Data Set. In addition to the Core Data Set, the GEMMS PHR now includes Clinical Notes, Provenance, BMI Percentile (2-20 yrs.), Weight-for-Length Percentile (Birth-36 months), and Head Occipital-Frontal Circumference (Birth-36 months). Allergies will now include drug class in addition to medication and reaction.

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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.