Quest Diagnostics has received IFR Stage 1 certification for its Care360 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Module, Version 2010.1, by Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT).

The certification assures that the product has achieved all 14 of the requirements applied out of the 24 requirements for Eligible Providers published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Interim Final Rule of January 2010.

The Care360 suite of services is developed by MedPlus, Quest Diagnostics’ health information technology subsidiary.

The preliminary program is designed to demonstrate that a vendor’s product is well prepared to be certified once Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) accredited testing and certification becomes available.

Quest Diagnostics Healthcare Information Solutions vice president and MedPlus subsidiary Healthcare Information Technology president Richard Mahoney said that their Care360 EHR certification milestone is further recognition of Quest Diagnostics’ industry leadership in providing interoperable, secure and modular healthcare technology solutions.

“It is but one demonstration of our unwavering commitment to empower the nation’s physicians with relevant, easy to use, affordable technologies that help them both improve patient care and qualify for government incentives,” Mahoney said.

Care360 EHR is completely web-based, through which physicians can avoid investments in specialised IT hardware or infrastructure, reducing time and costs often associated with implementing an HIT solution.

With Care360 EHR, physicians access secure patient information anywhere anytime, from fixed or mobile internet browsers, including Apple iPhone and iPad platforms.