updated 3/3/2011 3:16:52 PM ET 2011-03-03T20:16:52

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABEL Medical Software Inc., a leading North American provider of electronic medical health records, was, today, named a preferred vendor by HITArkansas, the Regional Extension Center for Arkansas.

As a preferred vendor, ABEL ( http://www.abelmedicalsoftware.com/ ) will provide HITArkansas ( http://www.hitarkansas.com/ ) with certified ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM software and offer associated services to give Arkansas' physicians and other healthcare providers easy access to complete solutions. ONC-ATCB certified, ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v11 is comprehensive Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and practice management software that includes billing.

"ABEL Medical Software Inc. is proud to be a market leader in providing user friendly, practice enhancing healthcare IT solutions," said Arun Rele, Chairman and CEO. "Our Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status positions us to leverage the latest technologies to develop the best possible, highly secure, solutions for healthcare professionals. We are honored to be a preferred vendor working with HITArkansas to deliver solutions that make it easy for physicians and other healthcare providers to implement interoperable Electronic Health Records."

"As we work to assist our state's healthcare providers in adopting or upgrading their Electronic Health Record systems, we are excited to work with ABEL Medical Software Inc. as a preferred vendor," said Ray Hanley, President and CEO of AFMC. "We feel that ABEL's range of comprehensive healthcare IT solutions will enable providers who choose ABEL as their EHR vendor to offer more efficient, faster and more cost-effective care to patients across the state."

About HITArkansas

HITArkansas ( www.hitarkansas.org ), a division of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care ( http://www.afmc.org/ ), works in cooperation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to provide training, support, technical assistance outreach and collaboration to healthcare providers across the state as they work to achieve meaningful use of Electronic Health Records. AFMC was incorporated in 1972 as a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the clinical evaluation and improvement of healthcare in Arkansas and throughout the country.

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 your existing workflow and continuously changing requirements.  We also offer on-site/online training, 24/7/365 telephone support, patient and practitioner portals and more.  Furthermore, our comprehensive and fully integrated practice management software optimizes billing and practice administration.

Information about ABEL Medical Software Inc., our software and services is available at www.abelmedicalsoftware.com .

Information about the status of ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM v11 as an ONC-ATCB Certified EHR is available at http://www.cchit.org/products/onc-atcb.

The ABEL Medical Software Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4966

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Gayle Milson
         ABEL Medical Software Inc.
         800-267-ABEL (2235)
         gaylem@abelhealthgroup.com

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