SOURCE: SAGE

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April 22, 2011 11:30 ET

New Mexico Regional Extension Center Selects Sage as an Appropriate and Qualified Electronic Health Records Provider

Sage a Leader Among EHR Providers in United States Selected by RECs

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - Sage Healthcare Division announced today that it has been named an appropriate and qualified vendor of the New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC). Serving more than 400,000 healthcare professionals, including 80,000 physicians in North America, Sage will make its ONC-ATCB certified Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition available to the REC's more than 1,000 participating physicians.

Dedicated to physicians being served by RECs, Sage has previously aligned with RECs throughout the U.S. including New York eHealth Collaborative, Ohio Health Information Partnership, Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center, HITArkansas, Massachusetts eHealth Institute and South Florida Regional Extension Center.

Ken Ernsting, vice president of business development for Sage Healthcare Division, said Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition is a certified meaningful use software solution designed to empower physicians to advance the quality and efficiency of care they deliver.

"Sage is engaged with many Regional Extension Centers nationwide and welcomes the opportunity to help NM HITREC pursue its goals of helping physicians improve patient care and outcomes," Ernsting said.

Ernsting said the Sage Intergy family of products includes electronic health records (EHR), practice management and a Web-based portal for online patient engagement. Providers can access Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition from multiple practice or remote locations, or as a Sage-hosted solution on a monthly subscription basis.

Sage Healthcare Division is currently an approved vendor partner of more than 20 RECs, placing it among the top vendors in the United States to be named a preferred partner by regional extension centers awarding the distinction.

"NM HITREC is working to enroll more than 1,000 qualified healthcare providers throughout the state to help ease their transition to EHRs, and in the last several months more than 600 primary care and family practice providers have enrolled to receive technical assistance to help their practices qualify for EHR meaningful use incentives," said Maggie Gunter, President of LCF Research, a member organization of the NM HITREC. "With this partnership, we'll be able to collectively move the medical community toward the meaningful use of an EHR."

Sage Healthcare Division is a unit of Sage North America and a major provider of electronic health records and practice management software and services.

About NM HITREC
The New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC) is a consortium of three nonprofit organizations: LCF Research, the New Mexico Medical Review Association (NMMRA), and the New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA). Each organization brings a special expertise to this collaborative effort to assist priority primary care providers throughout the state meet the challenges in embracing the national commitment to reach meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve patient care.

About Sage Healthcare Division
Sage Healthcare Division provides end-to-end clinical and financial technology solutions so physicians and medical professionals can work with patients instead of paperwork. Serving more than 400,000 healthcare professionals including 80,000 physicians, Sage Healthcare Division provides electronic health records and practice management systems, processes 33 million transactions and 1.3 million e-prescriptions monthly, and serves several specialties including primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, cardiology and orthopedics in all sized practices and Community Health Centers. Physician-focused and patient centric, Sage Healthcare Division is based in Tampa, Fla., and is a division of Sage North America. For more information, visit www.sagehealth.com or call (877) 932-6301. Follow Sage Healthcare Division on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageHealthcare, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagehealthcare.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.2 million small and midsized business customers including approximately 80,000 physicians. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.

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