updated 12/1/2010 9:15:50 PM ET 2010-12-02T02:15:50

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Abraxas Medical Solutions, Inc. has been named among the top 20 ambulatory electronic medical records (EMR) software vendors for 2011 in five different physician practice size categories. The rankings were based on a survey of 174 EMR suppliers conducted by Black Book Rankings and included validated responses from more than 4,500 healthcare professionals, physician practice administrators and hospital leaders in the information technology arena.

Abraxas Medical Solutions, Inc. was rated among the top 20 ambulatory EMR software vendors for single physician practices, as well as for practices with two to five, 26 to 99, 100 to 249 and 250 or more physicians. Rankings were based on 18 key performance indicators, including ARRA stimulus support, training, implementation, cost, reliability, viability, support and customer care, as well as functionality performance in the four categories of certification, clinical workflow, documentation, and administrative functionalities.  

"We are delighted that Abraxas EMR is ranked in this study as among the best by medical professionals who use our software," said Ariel Shenhar, Chief Executive Officer of Abraxas. "It is particularly flattering that Abraxas was ranked among the top 20 for outstanding implementations, compliance, innovation and client care. The survey can be a useful tool to many medical practices that are currently considering EMR solutions alternatives to benefit from ARRA incentives for electronic health records ( EHR ) adoption."

The Abraxas suite of software is developed as a single software solution with a common database for both EMR and practice management (PM) for seamless flow of data. Abraxas software products are marketed to medical specialties in the U.S. Abraxas also provides training and support services to assure speedy, smooth and successful implementation.

Black Book Rankings, a division of Brown-Wilson Group, conducted the survey to obtain objective, independent data for physician practices in making EMR selection decisions. Black Book Rankings is one of the largest full-service technology and services market research and opinion research companies. Founded in 2002, Brown-Wilson Group, Inc. is a full-service market research and public opinion research company. This is the second year of the EMR study.  For Black Book's EMR vendor evaluation methodology and a complete listing of all top 20 EMR vendors visit: www.blackbookrankings.com/topRankings

About Abraxas Medical Solutions

Abraxas Medical Solutions, Inc. ( Abraxas ), located in Irvine, Calif., focuses on developing and delivering electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) software to medical offices of different specialties nationwide. Abraxas Medical Solution's EHR software, Abraxas EMR Version 4.1, is a CCHIT Certified ® 2008 Ambulatory EHR. 

For more information, please visit: www.abraxasmedical.com

Abraxas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OIS. (OTCBB:OISI)

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CONTACT:  Abraxas Medical Solutions, Inc.
          Media Contact:
          Mariam Bina, MBA, V.P. Marketing & Business Development
          (877) 777-6500
          mariam@abraxasmedical.com

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