LWSI’s Essentia™ Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

03/19/2015– (Little Rock, AR) LWSI, a leading provider of software and services for Behavioral Health organizations, today announced that its Essentia™ electronic health record (EHR) software has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2014 Edition Complete Certification via Drummond Group.

To earn the certification, Essentia was tested to be in accordance with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“We’re pleased to provide our clients the ability to use Essentia to meet all Stage 2 criteria for Meaningful Use of an EHR,” said Mickey Lavender, CEO of Lavender and Wyatt Systems, Inc.  “This certification will move our clients into the next phase of healthcare IT and Meaningful Use incentives.  Behavioral health agencies will be able to provide higher levels of enhanced client care with maximum business efficiency.”

Essentia v7, which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory certification, is an enterprise behavioral health software solution that brings together EMR, business intelligence, human services, and financial functions. Behavioral healthcare organizations can deploy Essentia software in-house, running on a single server, or as a managed, software-as-a-service solution. In either case, a web-based interface simplifies information access and reduces the time required to learn the new system.

About LWSI:

LWSI develops, implements, and supports Essentia™, the market-leading electronic health record software that enables clinical and administrative efficiencies to provide better outcomes for behavioral health agencies and their clients.  The Essentia™ platform can be installed in the agency’s IT infrastructure or can be hosted in the LWSI data center.  Information about LWSI products and services may be found at www.lwsi.com or by calling 501-664-7039.

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries.  In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.

Certification Information:

This Complete EHR 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.

Vendor: Lavender & Wyatt Systems, Inc., Date Certified: 03/19/2015,  Product Version: Essentia v.7, Criteria Certified: 170.314 (a)(1-15); (b)(1-5, 7); (c)(1-3); (d)(1-8); (e)(1-3); (f)(1-3); (g)(2-4), Certification ID Number: 03192015-1896-1, Clinical Quality Measures Certified: 2v3; 68v3; 69v2; 117v2; 127v2; 128v2; 136v3; 137v2; 138v2; 147v2; 155v2; 159v2; 160v2; 161v2; 169v2; 177v2, Additional Software Used: DrFirst Rcopia,  Price Transparency: Ongoing monthly fees and/or one-time setup fees may be required for licensing and service fees for use of the solution, maintenance and support, lab interfaces and transmissions to public health agencies and health information exchanges.




































The additional costs beyond the initial EHR purchase/upgrade in order for an EP, EH, or CAE to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures under the program are: All modules required for MU Stage 2, Subscriptions (recurring), Maintenance (recurring), Implementation Services (one time)


This certified product-version may require one-time costs to establish interfaces for reporting and on-going annual fees to support pharmacy services, lab services and secure email.​


All Greenway PrimeSUITE customers will receive PrimeSUITE 2014 v17.10 as a no-charge update. Some incremental costs that an eligible provider might have to pay to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include the purchase of a patient portal (PrimePATIENT or Medfusion), direct addresses, a third-party database, drug formulary, and lab/immunization interfaces, if necessary. Greenway offers some bundled pricing options to meet the provider’s individual needs. Greenway also charges a one-time implementation fee and a yearly maintenance charge.


Ongoing monthly fees and/or one-time setup fees may be required for licensing and service fees for use of the solution, maintenance and support, lab interfaces, modality and DICOM interfaces, Healthwise patient education, Healthwise knowledgebase, First Databank medication and allergies knowledgebase and alerts, NoMoreClipboard co-brand portal, and transmissions to public health agencies.


Pricing transparency: This certified product-version is offered in pricing packages and may require initial, one-time, and ongoing costs for the subscription, maintenance, and implementation services of the certified product-version. This certified product-version may require additional upfront and ongoing monthly costs to establish and support integrations to external laboratory services (§170.314(b)(5)(A)- Incorporate laboratory tests and values results).