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Allscripts Professional EHR™ first health IT solution to deliver fully certified 2015 edition technology with Drummond Group LLC

April 20, 2017, Allscripts (

“As a leader in the EHR market, it was important that we partner with the Drummond Group to test and certify ahead of the industry for our clients,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Allscripts Ambulatory, Steve Lalonde. “The Drummond Group’s industry leading expertise, professionalism and responsiveness enabled our developers to address all of the ONC’s complex regulatory criteria and become a 2015 certified technology.” To learn more, see complete article.


Allscripts EHR certified under ONC's latest health IT product criteria

April 21, 2017, Becker's Hospital Review (

Allscripts is one of the first EHR vendors to meet 2015 edition certified health IT criteria for its full EHR. To learn more, see complete article.


Allscripts First to Offer 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology

April 21, 2017, EHR Intelligence (

Through a partnership with Drummond Group LLC, Allscripts will offer a professional EHR certified for modified meaningful use Stage 2, meaningful use Stage 3, advancing care information (ACI), and ACI transition requirements. To learn more, see complete article

Practice EHR Announces Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) Certification

April 19, 2017, PR Web (

All applications used for e-prescribing controlled substances must undergo testing and certification through a third party auditor, required by the DEA. Practice EHR’s testing and certification was completed by Drummond Group, one of the first DEA-approved certification organizations. To learn more, see complete article.


"Netsmart is First and Only Behavioral Health EHR to Attain ONC Health IT Certification"

March 30, 2017, BusinessWire (

The myAvatar® solution, the EHR for behavioral health providers, met the requirements set forth by the Drummond Group LLC to become the first behavioral health EHR to receive this certification.To learn more, see complete article.


"SGIP blazing the trail for achieving smart grid interoperability"
Oct. 29, 2012, Intel's Grid Insights blog, - Features a column written by Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group Inc.

Interoperability is, of course, one of the cornerstones of a modern electrical grid. Interoperability allows new technologies to be added to the grid infrastructure as soon as it makes business sense for utilities to do so... See entire blog on


"Updated Guidelines to Help Ensure Electrical Devices are Smart Grid Ready"
January 2012, National Institute of Standards and Technology (

Taking a step closer to ensuring that new electrical devices will be ready to plug into the nation's next-generation power grid, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Smart Grid Interoperability Panel has outlined the process by which test laboratories and certifiying organizations are to be accredited for evaluation of Smart Grid products. This update to the "Interoperability Process Reference Manual" is a major step forward. To learn more, see complete article


"Smart Grid Today Authoritative Guide to U.S. Interoperability Standards"

November 2011, Smart Grid Today  

This is an extremely comprehensive report which serves as a guide for executives who must make business decisions about the smart grid. In this exclusive industry report, Smart Grid Today makes clear and simple a process that is inherently complex, and has devoted hundreds of hours to researching the standards-setting process. Insights from industry experts, including Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group Inc., who's also a Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) governing board member, are included in this report. Download report


"Six Steps to Achieve Interoperable Networks, Systems, and Devices in the Smart Grid on any Standard"

April 7, 2009, ENERGY PULSE
This paper defines interoperability and explains how to achieve it within the smart grid. Read the entire article


"How the GridWise Interoperability Framework Can Save Time and Money"

October 21, 2008, SMART GRID Newsletter
Can we interest you in $12.6B per year? We can't write you a personal check. But we think interoperability done right can save the Smart Grid sector at least that much money on an annual basis. Read the entire article

The Role of SMEs in the Electric Utility Industry

October 16, 2008, ENERGY PULSE
All eGovernment and eBusiness value chain efforts I know of have had their efforts stifled because of non-anticipation or underestimation of the significance of the impact of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This article discusses how SME's affect the Electric Grid's efforts moving forward. Read the entire article


Corporate CIO Staffs Are Confused About Interoperability, And They Are Not Alone!

May 8, 2008, ENERGY PULSE
The software purchasing community requires interoperable products in their networks, value and supply chains that install easily to begin intercommunicating with other like products in a straight forward manner. This frequently is not the case even with products that call themselves interoperable, and this may costs the organization hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional IT expense. Read the entire article



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