ABEL Medical Software Inc.'s ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM Achieves Certification for 42 Clinical Quality Measures

Buffalo, NY, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABEL Medical Software Inc. is pleased to announce that ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM version 12, an ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR, is now certified for 42 clinical quality measures (CQMs). ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM version 12 was initially certified for 9 clinical quality measures on September 5, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable eligible provider criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). ICSA Labs certified ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM version 12 for 33 additional clinical quality measures on October 17, 2014.

"Achieving certification for 42 of the government's clinical quality measures reinforces our dedication to providing user-friendly, ONC HIT certified solutions," said Arun Rele, Chairman and CEO, ABEL Medical Software Inc. "We are confident that we are well positioned to help physicians with a wider range of CQMs to meet their incentive requirements efficiently while maintaining high-quality patient care."

ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 has demonstrated the functionality to help eligible providers comply with the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements to qualify for payments available under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. This functionality benefits both physicians and patients by supporting improved quality and safety of patient care, and improved coordination of care.

ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM version 12's certification number is 140311R00. 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.

ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v12 is certified for the following clinical quality measures: CMS2v3, CMS22v2, CMS50v2, CMS61v3, CMS64v3, CMS65v3, CMS68v3, CMS69v2, CMS90v3, CMS117v2, CMS122v2, CMS123v2, CMS125v2, CMS126v2, CMS127v2, CMS128v2, CMS130v2, CMS131v2, CMS134v2, CMS135v2, CMS137v2, CMS138v2, CMS140v2, CMS141v3, CMS144v2, CMS145v2, CMS146v2, CMS147v2, CMS149v2, CMS154v2, CMS155v2, CMS156v2, CMS159v2, CMS160v2, CMS161v2, CMS163v2, CMS164v2, CMS165v2, CMS166v3, CMS169v2, CMS177v2, and CMS182v3.

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria includes: EMR Direct phiMail Server, First Databank, Meinberg NTP v4.2.6P5, Microsoft SQL Server and popHealth.

The additional types of costs that an Eligible Provider would pay to implement this Complete EHR's capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: One time license acquisition fee, monthly maintenance charges, charges for any additional modules or custom development.

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. In addition to certified software, ABEL offers on-site/on-line training and associated services including Patient/Practitioner Portals, Disaster Recovery Planning, Backup Services and Remote Computer Monitoring/Administration. See more at: http://www.abelmedicalsoftware.com and www.twitter.com/ABELMedical

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 for more information.

CONTACT: ABEL Medical Software Inc. Angela Spinks, VP, Business Partnerships and Sales 800-267-ABEL (2235) ext. 1 angelas@abelhealthgroup.com

Source:ABEL Medical Software Inc.