ABELMed EHR - EMR/PM Achieves 2014 Edition Modular Health IT Certification From ICSA Labs

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BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 manufactured by ABEL Medical Software Inc., has achieved 2014 Edition Ambulatory Modular EHR* ONC Health IT Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 was certified by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"ABEL has achieved each and every certification since the inception of certification program and we are very pleased to have achieved this milestone," said Arun Rele, president and CEO of ABEL Medical Software Inc. "Healthcare providers should expect professional standards, support and integrity from their EHR vendor. Our 36 years of success in this industry are anchored on these same values: we listen to our clients, fully understand their needs and master the emerging technology that helps them achieve their goals. We are now working towards our Complete EHR certification."

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC Health IT Certification is awarded to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals with Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 meets the following certification criteria: 170.314(a)(1) Computerized provider order entry, 170.314(a)(6) Medication list, 170.314(a)(7) Medication allergy list, 170.314(d)(1) Authentication, access control, and authorization, 170.314(d)(5) Automatic log-off, 170.314(d)(6) Emergency access, 170.314(d)(8) Integrity, 170.314(d)(9) Accounting of disclosures, 170.314(f)(1) Immunization information, 170.314(g)(2) Automated Measure Calculation, 170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design and 170.314(g)(4) Quality management system. There are no additional types of costs incurred to implement the functionality in this certification.

About ABEL Medical Software Inc.

ABEL Medical Software Inc. is dedicated to providing software solutions to the healthcare profession. Serving physicians since 1977, the long-term track record is an important factor to establish the company's reliability in an industry that is ever changing. ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM is successfully used by thousands of satisfied Healthcare Professionals and several Healthcare IT and Medical Office Management Schools. See more at www.abelmedicalsoftware.com.

About ONC Certification

The ONC Certified HIT Technology program tests and certifies that Health IT technology is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.

* This ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 EHR 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. ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 was certified on October 3, 2013. CHPL Product Number: 130081R00.

CONTACT: Media Contacts ABEL Medical Software Inc. Manju Pingle 1-800-267-2235 x339 ManjuP@abelhealthgroup.com ICSA Labs Carlos Arcila 908-559-8031 carlos.arcila@verizon.com

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