Pulse Systems' Complete EHR, Version 4.2.08, Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification From ICSA Labs

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management solutions, announced today its Pulse Complete EHR, version 4.2.08, has achieved 2014 Edition Complete EHR Ambulatory ONC Health IT Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with the Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Pulse Complete EHR, version 4.2.08, was certified on July 23, 2014, 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).

"Meaningful use attestation is one of the most important decisions facing eligible professionals today and Pulse continues to help our clients get the tools they need in order for them to be successful and collect incentive dollars from CMS, as evidenced by this latest certification," said Jeff Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Systems. "Furthermore, our Complete EHR not only helps providers maximize their incentive payments, but also enables them to deliver quality patient care to their patients, which is a 'win-win' for everyone."

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

The Pulse Complete EHR, version 4.2.08, certification number is 140191R00. ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The product meets the following 58 clinical quality measures certification criteria: CMS2; CMS22; CMS50; CMS52; CMS56; CMS61; CMS62; CMS65; CMS66; CMS68; CMS69; CMS74; CMS75; CMS77; CMS82; CMS90; CMS117; CMS122; CMS123; CMS124; CMS125; CMS126; CMS127; CMS128; CMS129; CMS130; CMS131; CMS132; CMS133; CMS134; CMS135; CMS137; CMS138; CMS139; CMS142; CMS143; CMS144; CMS145; CMS146; CMS147; CMS148; CMS149; CMS153; CMS154; CMS155; CMS156; CMS157; CMS158; CMS159; CMS161; CMS163; CMS164; CMS165; CMS166; CMS167; CMS169; CMS177; and CMS182.

The additional software Pulse complete EHR, version 4.2.08 relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: Cerner Multum Vantage Rx Drug Database and Medicomp Medcin Clinical Knowledge Engine.

For more information about Pulse Systems, please visit www.pulseinc.com.

About Pulse Systems, Inc: Pulse provides certified, integrated, electronic healthcare management systems to thousands of providers across more than 40 specialties nationwide. Pulse's award-winning, interoperable technology platform includes easy-to-use, cost-efficient EHR, Practice Management, e-prescribing and Revenue Cycle Management solutions. Pulse is committed to helping our physician partners gain greater work flow efficiencies, reduce costs and achieve Meaningful Use incentives; all supported by our best-in-class client support, training and implementation services.
Pulse is part of the Cegedim Healthcare Software division, owned and operated by Cegedim, a global healthcare technology company. To learn more or to request a demonstration of Pulse's solutions, please visit us at www.pulseinc.com or call 1.800.444.0882, option 3.
About Cegedim: Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies. The world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,000 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €902 million in 2013. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (Paris:CGM).
To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.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.

CONTACT: Samuel S. Ambrose Pulse Systems, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Tel.: 800.444.0882 x1240 Aude Balleydier Cegedim Media Relations Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81 Carlos Arcila ICSA Labs 908-559-8031 carlos.arcila@verizon.com

Source:Pulse Systems Inc