Navigating Cancer’s Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 tested and certified for use by Eligible Providers attesting for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2

Seattle, WA – July 11, 2014 — Navigating Cancer, the leading provider of oncology-specific patient portals, today announced that its Patient Engagement Portal version 5.1 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR Certification. This certification confirms that Navigating Cancer’s solution is capable of supporting Eligible Providers with meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“Our mission is to empower cancer survivors and healthcare professionals to improve the quality and efficiency of care — and achieving ONC’s 2014 Edition certification is consistent with that mission,” said Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer. “We are dedicated to supporting cancer programs with efficient and effective solutions as they pursue successful attestation to Meaningful Use in the coming months and years.”

Navigating Cancer’s Patient Engagement Portal integrates with any electronic health record (EHR) system, enabling providers to easily and securely connect patients to their personal health information and educational resources. Over 100,000 patients currently use Navigating Cancer to learn more about their condition, receive copies of their health information and stay connected with their healthcare team. In addition to helping providers meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, Navigating Cancer helps practices meet many of the new patient-centered care requirements that are part of new medical home and accountable care organization models and updated care standards from professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.

The Navigating Cancer Patient Engagement Portal’s certification number is 07102014-1967-9. Modules tested and certified on July 10, 2014 include:

  • 170.314(a)(3) Demographics
  • 170.314(a)(11) Smoking Status
  • 170.314(a)(13) Family Health History
  • 170.314(a)(14) Patient Lists
  • 170.314(a)(15) Patient Education
  • 170.314(d)(1) Authentication & Access Control
  • 170.314(d)(2) Auditable Events
  • 170.314(d)(3) Audit Reports
  • 170.314(d)(5) Automatic Logoff
  • 170.314(d)(6) Emergency Access
  • 170.314(d)(7) Encryption of Data at Rest
  • 170.314(d)(8) Integrity
  • 170.314(e)(1) View, Download, Transmit
  • 170.314(e)(2) Clinical Summaries
  • 170.314(e)(3) Secure Messaging
  • 170.314(g)(1) Automated Measure Reporting
  • 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System

No Clinical Quality Measures were tested. Additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria includes MySQL Server, Data Motion, and Spreadsheet software. Support for integration of this certified product-version with other ONC certified systems may require additional one-time costs.

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department 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.

Learn more about Navigating Cancer at www.navigatingcancer.com.