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Pulse Systems' New Complete EHR, Version 5.0, Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification From ICSA Labs

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 3, 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 5.0, has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification, designating that the software is capable of supporting eligible healthcare providers with meeting 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 5.0, was certified on October 2, 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).

The Pulse Complete EHR, version 5.0, which meets all 64 clinical quality measures, includes PulseRx 5.0, the most robust medication management solution on the market. Pulse's customizable, 2014 certified EHR solution offers increased patient portal functionality, which is required for Meaningful Use attestation, and flexible workflow management tasking. It enables physician practices to send email invitations (directly from the patient portal demographic screen) to their patient base, and also gives clients the ability to manage complex multi-facility infrastructures within the portal administrator screen. Furthermore, the Pulse Complete EHR solution is also ICD-10 ready.

"We are very proud of this latest certification – our sixth ONC certification during the last 14 months – as it underscores our commitment to the continual pursuit of technology and service excellence for our current and future clients," stated Jeff Burton, President and CEO of Pulse Systems. "Pulse's Complete EHR, version 5.0, is an advanced, yet easy-to-use solution that enables eligible professionals to be well prepared to successfully attest for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures and collect incentive funding and avoid costly penalties."

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition 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 5.0, certification number is 140276R00. 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 64 clinical quality measures certification criteria: CMS2; CMS22; CMS50; CMS52; CMS56; CMS61; CMS62; CMS64; CMS65; CMS66; CMS68; CMS69; CMS74; CMS75; CMS77; CMS82; CMS90; CMS117; CMS122; CMS123; CMS124; CMS125; CMS126; CMS127; CMS128; CMS129; CMS130; CMS131; CMS132; CMS133; CMS134; CMS135; CMS136; CMS137; CMS138; CMS139; CMS140; CMS141;CMS142; CMS143; CMS144; CMS145; CMS146; CMS147; CMS148; CMS149; CMS153; CMS154; CMS155; CMS156; CMS157; CMS158; CMS159; CMS160; CMS161; CMS163; CMS164; CMS165; CMS166; CMS167; CMS169; CMS177; CMS179; and CMS182.

The additional software Pulse complete EHR, version 5.0, relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: First Databank drug database and Medicomp's MEDCIN® Clinical Knowledge Engine.

Pulse charges a one-time purchase fee and a yearly maintenance for the software. There is a one-time charge to set up each interface and a yearly maintenance fee.

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 (EURONEXT: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