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Pulse Systems, Inc.'s Complete EHR Achieves 2014 ONC HIT Certification

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WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Systems, Inc., one of the industry-leading providers of Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management solutions, announced today that its Pulse Complete EHR, version 4.2, is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on August 7, 2013, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The Pulse Complete EHR is one of the most robust and adaptable electronic health record systems available to healthcare providers today. It offers unmatched workflow and documentation flexibility for physician practices, enabling each to customize the Pulse Complete EHR to meet their personal workflow needs to improve and maximize productivity and efficiency. The Pulse Complete EHR offers additional customization with specialty-specific features and templates, all of which can be integrated seamlessly and easily into a physician's practice. Pulse also offers advanced clinical data conversion services to assist providers with converting both clinical and non-clinical data from other healthcare IT vendors.

"We believe this certification is an important achievement for Pulse Systems and our current and future client base, as it further supports Pulse's commitment to help physician practices continue to attest for Meaningful Use," said Jeff Burton, Pulse Systems' Chief Executive Officer. Burton further added that "achieving the ONC 2014 Edition certification further evidences the Company's continuing commitment to deliver 'best practices' solutions for physicians to successfully meet the upcoming demands of ICD-10 and many other needs facing healthcare providers enabling them to deliver quality healthcare in an efficient and profitable manner."

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria and EHR modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

"CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification," said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. "These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate meaningful use and earn Stage 1 or Stage 2 incentives."

The certification number for the Pulse Complete EHR, version 4.2 is CC-2014-946110-1. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The clinical quality measures to which the Pulse Complete EHR, version 4.2 has been certified include: CMS2v2, CMS50v1, CMS68v2, CMS69v1, CMS90v2, CMS138v1, CMS156v1, CMS165v1, and CMS166v2.

The Pulse Compete EHR, version 4.2, is licensed on a per provider basis with monthly recurring fees and includes all components to meet meaningful use.

The additional software that the Pulse Complete EHR relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Cerner Multum Vantage Rx and the Medicomp Medcin Clinical Knowledge Engine.

To learn more about Pulse Systems' electronic healthcare management solutions, please visit our website at 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, ePrescribing 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 $1.2 billion 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 8,100 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €922 million in 2012. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM).

To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com and follow Cegedim on Twitter: @CegedimGroup

About CCHIT:

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is recognized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRs. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program:

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Heath Information Technology (CCHIT®), as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"CCHIT®" and "CCHIT Certified®" are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

CONTACT: Sam Ambrose Pulse Systems Chief Marketing Officer Tel.: 800.444.0882 x1240 Aude Balleydier Cegedim Media Relations Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81

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