SOURCE: Pulse Systems, Inc.

Pulse Systems, Inc.

July 14, 2010 07:00 ET

Pulse Systems, Inc. Poised to Thrive in Meaningful Use Shakeup

Pulse Clients Ready to Meet Requirements for ARRA Stimulus Fund Dispersal

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading vendor of ambulatory healthcare software solutions, announced that today's finalization of stage one Meaningful Use measures will remove uncertainty from the market and unleash widespread adoption of effective electronic health record technology -- such as Pulse EHR -- while displacing substandard systems. "With more than 300 solutions currently calling themselves EHRs, we anticipate these rules will quickly whittle that list down to a few critical players," said Senior Vice President Bruce Rowley.

Though the finalized measures were released today, the Pulse solution has been allowing users to meet Meaningful Use for months. The Pulse Patient Relationship Management version 4.1.02 was the first solution to become a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, proving it allowed users to meet the previously proposed Meaningful Use measures. "From the very beginning, our development strategy has been aligned with the HHS vision, while most of our competitors seem to have been hoping for watered-down measures that would allow their systems to qualify," said Senior Vice President of Healthcare Information Systems Chris Gregg. 

Gregg continued, "Pulse is unique in the marketplace as a company that built every aspect of its solutions by drawing from a single patient record and database, creating one of the only end-to-end, organic systems in existence," he said. "Most of the 'solutions' offered by larger companies have been stitched together through acquisitions of separate systems over the last decade leading to fragile internal interfaces and limited cross-module access to data."

Gregg also acknowledged that fulfilling stage one Meaningful Use requirements is not enough to ensure the future of an EHR. "Interoperability is paramount to future relevancy in the medical industry," he said. "We support the open transaction of information, and we have demonstrated this through our use of standardized language and codified data. This helps us to be prepared for the measures we expect to see in stages two and three of Meaningful Use."

CEO and President of Pulse Basil Hourani reiterated, "Pulse has been ready for these measures to become finalized so our clients can receive the maximum allowable ARRA stimulus payments. Pulse provides an easier way to meet the Meaningful Use guidelines and we are proud to be among the few solutions truly prepared to lead the healthcare industry into the next chapter in EHR technology."

About Pulse Systems, Inc.
Pulse offers Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management, ePrescribing and Revenue Cycle Management (Billing Services) used nationwide in more than 26 medical specialties. Pulse Practice Management and EHR products have both earned five star ratings from AC Group. Since 1982 Pulse has focused on its mission to develop, market and support healthcare practice workflow solutions that are easier to purchase, implement, utilize and upgrade. This focus on making things easier for clients is the key to a remarkable 95% client renewal rate. For more information, visit www.pulseinc.com.

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