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ABILITY(R) Receives Full EHNAC Healthcare Network Re-Accreditation

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MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABILITY® Network was recently renewed for full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data.

Since 2009, ABILITY has been fully accredited in the category of Healthcare Network Accreditation Program, or HNAP. The EHNAC HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

"At a time of heightened regulatory concerns, we applaud responsible healthcare organizations such as ABILITY for taking the extra steps to ensure trust with all their stakeholders and customers that they're adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality," said Lee Barrett, Executive Director of EHNAC. "In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, organizations are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers."

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated ABILITY in areas of privacy measures, systems availability and security infrastructure. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, ABILITY demonstrates to its constituents an adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

"We're very pleased that ABILITY has once again been awarded full EHNAC accreditation," said Bud Meadows, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of ABILITY. "This significant achievement confirms our own stringent internal standards concerning protected healthcare information and maintaining the highest levels of support and availability. It's tremendously satisfying to consistently achieve validation from this respected organization that has reviewed and maintained standards for our industry over the years."

ABILITY® Network Inc is a healthcare technology company trusted for over a decade by thousands of hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, DME providers and physicians throughout the US. ABILITY provides a broad suite of innovative workflow tools to help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare. Learn more at www.abilitynetwork.com.

CONTACT: Audrey Anderson Media Relations ABILITY Network Inc 612.277.1841 mediarelations@ABILITYnetwork.com

Source:ABILITY Network Inc