Patient Education Reference Center™ (PERC)
“This Health IT 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 Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
Vendor: EBSCO Publishing
Dates certified: CCHIT certified the Inpatient Module on October 2, 2013, and the Ambulatory Module on December 2, 2013. Upon withdrawal by CCHIT from the certification process, oversight was transferred to ICSA Labs as of February 11, 2014.
Product: Patient Education Reference Center 2.0
Certification numbers: CC-2014-1000083-1 (Inpatient), CC-2014-1000083-2 (Ambulatory
Certification criterion met: 170.314(a)(15) Patient-Specific Education Resources | 170.314(g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording | 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System
Clinical quality measures tested: None
A test harness that replicated the functionality of an EMR was used to demonstrate compliance of the criteria listed above.
Additional costs that an eligible provider might pay to implement Patient Education Reference Center 2.0 in order to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: the hardware and software cost associated with implementation of an Electronic Health Records system, the cost of a content server used to store the patient education content files; annual licensing fees, maintenance fees and renewal fees associated with above hardware and software.
Limitations: The Patient Education Reference Center Health IT module is limited to fulfilling only the certification criteria listed above, and no other certification or compliance is implied to meet any other meaningful use objectives or measures other than those listed.
In compliance with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), EBSCO Health provides the following Price Transparency disclosure:
Patient Education Reference Center provides patient-specific education to meet (170.314(a)(15) Patient-specific education resources) using an annual subscription model. Additional costs that may be incurred would be the hardware and software cost of an Electronic Health Records system, and the costs of hardware, including a content server used to store the patient education content files. The user should contact the EHR vendor for those costs.