updated 10/5/2010 6:16:20 PM ET 2010-10-05T22:16:20

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABEL Medical Software Inc. announced today that ABELMed EHR–EMR/PM v11 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable ELIGIBLE PROVIDER (EP) 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).

Chairman and CEO Arun Rele stated, "ABEL Medical Software Inc. is proud to be a market leader in providing certified, user friendly, practice enhancing healthcare IT solutions that assist physicians to become meaningful EHR users and receive their stimulus funding as quickly and effortlessly as possible. ABEL has certified our EHR product annually since certification began in 2006 and on November 20, 2009 ABELMed EHR–EMR/PM v11 was the first electronic health record (EHR) product to achieve CCHIT Certified® 2011 Comprehensive conditional certification. Now again, ABELMed EHR–EMR/PM v11 is in the first group of the certified products to achieve the ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification. We believe the ONC-ATCB certification revalidates that we are a leading EHR manufacturer with a state-of-the-art product and are committed to delivering certified solutions that make it easy for physicians and other healthcare providers to implement interoperable Electronic Health Records and to providing software features along with optional implementation monitoring services that will quickly gauge how well a physician is performing against the meaningful use requirements."

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. 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.

ABELMed EHR–EMR/PM v11, certification number CC-1112-621996-1, is certified as a Complete EHR and has successfully demonstrated all criteria in the "Eligible Physicians" domain, in addition to security and privacy. Furthermore, the clinical quality measures to which ABELMed EHR – EMR / PM v11 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0031, NQF 0001, and NQF 0032.

The additional software ABELMed EHR–EMR/PM v11 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: ABELHealthNet for 170.304(g), MS Word 2007 or later for 170.302(w), MS Access 2007 or later for 170.302(r), SQL Server Report Builder for 170.304(d) and 170.302(i), ABELMed Authorization Manager for 170.302(o), 170.302(t) and 170.302(p), MS Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services (or later version) Configuration for 170.302(q), and Adobe Reader for 170.304(3).

ABELMed EHR–EMR/PM v11 is also certified in CCHIT's separate and independently developed certification program and is a fully certified CCHIT Certified® 2011 Comprehensive EHR solution (Ambulatory EHR). ABEL Medical Software Inc. has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.

About ABEL Medical Software Inc.

ABEL Medical Software Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a privately held corporation. As a self financed, debt free company using the latest Microsoft .NET technologies, we are well positioned to offer the best value to physicians for their investment in our products and services. This value includes any necessary customization on a timely basis to ensure that our software quickly adapts to existing workflows and continuously changing requirements. We also offer on-site/online training, 24/7/365 telephone support, patient and practitioner portals and more. Our exemplary, personalized pre/post implementation support and efficiency in customization of our products to suit the workflows of a variety of practices makes us the ideal choice for small and medium sized physician offices. Furthermore, our comprehensive and fully integrated practice management software optimizes billing and practice administration.

For information about ABEL Medical Software Inc., our software and services visit www.abelmedicalsoftware.com .

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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.

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