CPSI’s Medical Practice EMR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information technology to community and specialty hospitals, announced today that the CPSI Medical Practice EMR, Version 17, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on December 22, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“Receiving ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification for our ambulatory EHR product completes our strategy to provide certified EHR solutions for both hospitals and providers as well,” said Boyd Douglas, CPSI President and Chief Executive Officer. “This certification demonstrates again our longstanding commitment to our clients to provide a single vendor solution that addresses the EHR needs of their physicians integrated with our certified EHR hospital system as they strive to attain Meaningful Use and qualify for ARRA reimbursements.” Mr. Douglas went on to say, “We believe the timely certifications of both our hospital and medical practice EHR solutions exemplifies CPSI’s industry leadership in providing integrated healthcare technology solutions to rural and community hospitals and their physician providers.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 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 is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

The CPSI Medical Practice EMR, Version 17’s certification number is CC-1112-811229-2. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

The clinical quality measures to which the CPSI Medical Practice EMR has been certified include:

NQF 0013 Hypertension: Blood Pressure Measurement

NQF 0024 Weight Assessment and Counseling

NQF 0028 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation

NQF 0031 Breast Cancer Screening

NQF 0034 Colorectal Cancer Screening

NQF 0038 Childhood Immunization Status

NQF 0041 Influenza Immunization

NQF 0043 Pneumonia Vaccination Status

NQF 0421 Adult Weight Screening and Follow-up

The additional software the CPSI Medical Practice EMR relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes:

CPSI Patient Portal, Version 17

About Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.:

CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare information solutions for community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1979, the Company is a single-source vendor providing comprehensive software and hardware products, complemented by complete installation services and extensive support. Its fully integrated, enterprise-wide system automates clinical and financial data management in each of the primary functional areas of a hospital. CPSI’s staff of over 1,000 technical, healthcare, medical and business professionals provides system implementation and continuing support services as part of a comprehensive program designed to respond to clients’ information needs in a constantly changing healthcare environment. For more information, visit www.cpsinet.com.

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 approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification:

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

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



CONTACT:

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.
Boyd Douglas, 251-639-8100
President and Chief Executive Officer

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