|Industry||Healthcare information technology|
|Headquarters||Williston Park, New York, U.S.|
|Products||Electronic health records
Nortec Software Inc. (usually known simply as Nortec) is a private US-based company that provides physician practices, hospitals, and other healthcare providers with healthcare technology solutions. Its solutions, which it offers under the Nortec EHR brand name, includes practice management and electronic health record technology, including electronic medical records, electronic prescribing, electronic billing, care management, and revenue cycle software among others.
On October 1, 2010, Nortec EHR 7.0 was awarded distinction as an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified COMPLETE EHR by CCHIT, which certifies that the EHR is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 meaningful use as approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Certification is required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
As of May 12, 2010, Nortec EHR v7.0 received designations as a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR, a Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 certified EHR and a recipient of a five star usability rating. Only 1 other EHR system has received all three credentials
The CCHIT certification program provides a seal of approval for EHR products. Providers stand to receive up to $44,000 in government incentive payments for implementing an EHR system, this certification decreases the risk for them in selecting and implementing such a system.
Nortec Software received certification from Surescripts for its e-prescription application, Nortec eprescribe v1.1, enabling it to provide e-prescrtiption solutions to EHR (Electronic Healthcare Records). Nortec eprescribe v1.1 received certification for Eligibility/Formulary, Reporting, Rx History, New Rx (Retail Pharmacy) and Rx Renewal (Retail Pharmacy).
In October 2011, Nortec announced a partnership with North Shore Medical Labs, a member of a pilot consortium headed by the Department of Health and Human Service's Office Of Minority Health and which includes American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to help foster broader adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) and support national efforts to reduce health disparities affecting minorities.
As part of the program, Nortec's EHR system will be donated to practices in healthcare shortage or medically underserved communities with AHIMA to provide free Health IT training to assist physicians in small practices in Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina. The program is currently still ongoing
Nortec Software is headquartered in Williston Park, New York