State of Virginia Regional Extension Center Selects Pulse Complete EHR
Paris, January 17, 2010 - Pulse Systems, Inc., a Cegedim Group company and an
industry-leading vendor of EHR and Practice Management solutions announces that
it have signed a definitive agreement with Virginia Health Information
Technology (VHIT), the official Regional Extension Center (REC) for the State of
Virginia appointed by the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) to provide
Virginia Physicians with state-of-the-art Complete EHR technology. By utilizing
the "ONC-Certified" Pulse Complete EHR, Physicians who are Eligible Providers
can achieve "Meaningful Use" of Complete EHR technology and receive government
HITECH Act stimulus funds. An Eligible Provider can receive up to $44,000 under
the Medicare program or up to $63,750 under the Medicaid program.
"Virginia HIT (VHIT) conducted an extremely thorough selection process to winnow
almost 200 potential EHR solutions down to a handful, all of which are provided
through the Internet. After a comprehensive screening process led by the Center
for Innovative Technology, we selected Pulse as one of our solution partners
because of its technology, cost and service," said VHQC President and CEO Donald
A. Glozer, MHA, FACHE.
Doctors across Virginia will also be able to take advantage of Pulse's guarantee
that ensures eligible providers meet EHR certification requirements for
Meaningful Use and maximize their ability to receive 2011 reimbursement funds
authorized by the HITECH Act. "I am confident that our partnership with Pulse
will help Virginia primary care providers make meaningful use of electronic
health records to improve patient care and health quality," said VHQC President
and CEO Donald A. Glozer, MHA, FACHE.
Pulse began certifying its products in 2006 and the Pulse Complete EHR was first
to receive CCHIT 2011 Complete Certification and among the first to receive
ONC-ATCB certification. This history of certification and specifically the CCHIT
2011 certification provides physicians with maximum assurance they will receive
all meaningful use payments starting in January 2011.
2011 Pulse Complete EHR has already been selected as an EHR partner by RECs in
Arizona, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, and Tennessee.
About Pulse Systems, Inc:
Pulse supports ambulatory physician offices through software that seamlessly
integrates clinical, financial and administrative processes into one
comprehensive solution. Pulse's Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice
Management solutions optimize productivity throughout your practice, allowing
your organization to provide outstanding care at a lower cost. Pulse has been a
force in the industry in the U.S. for over a decade and is strongly supported by
our parent company, Cegedim. For more information, please visit
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 8,600 people in more than 80
countries and generated revenue of EUR874 million in 2009. Cegedim SA is listed
in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM).
To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com
VHIT is Virginia's statewide health information technology regional extension
center. It is a program of VHQC, a health care consulting firm that also holds
the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization contract for Virginia.
To learn more, please visit: www.vhqc.org