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July 29, 2011 14:09 ET

Sage Announces Release of Sage Intergy v7 and Updates to Industry Certifications

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 29, 2011) - Sage announced today the release of Sage Intergy v7.00, an integrated software suite including EHR, practice management and practice portal. This release completes the version 7 release cycle that started in April with the latest release of Sage Practice Analytics, a clinical and business intelligence solution that features reporting and analytical Meaningful Use dashboards.

The latest release from Sage focuses on enhancing the user experience through enhancements to clinical, financial and administrative workflow. Some of these enhancements offer specific benefits to practices in pediatrics, radiology, internal medicine, family practice, and cardiology, as well Community Health Centers.

Support for regulatory requirements, including Meaningful Use and ANSI 5010, are also central to the vision of Version 7.

"Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for practices to meet the Meaningful Use requirements," said Betty Otter-Nickerson, president of Sage Healthcare Division. "Many Sage customers have already successfully attested to Meaningful Use and received incentive payments from CMS. We worked closely with customers and listened to feedback so we could deliver enhancements in the next version of our certified solution that would accomplish that goal."

In conjunction with the Version 7 announcement, the company has updated its two major industry certifications to include the latest Sage releases. Sage Intergy EHR v7 is a CCHIT 2011 certified Ambulatory EHR and Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition v7 is ONC-ATCB certified for Stage 1 Meaningful Use.

Sage also updated its ONC-ATCB certification by certifying all 44 clinical quality measures (ONC requires certification of only nine measures).

"Sage knows it's important to our customers that our solutions have been road-tested against the most rigorous standards," said Otter-Nickerson. "We believe this will provide an extra degree of confidence to current and prospective Sage customers and will further differentiate Sage as a company that meets and exceeds industry standards."

With regard to ANSI 5010, Otter-Nickerson said, "Sage has been out in front of the industry with early testing, contingency planning and customer education to make sure we're ready and, more importantly, to make sure our customers are ready. Sage clients are already transmitting more than 20,000 5010 claims per day. With Sage Intergy v7, we've included innovative tools that simply make it easier for our customers to transition from 4010 to 5010 with minimum disruption."

Sage Healthcare Division, a unit of Sage North America, is a major provider of EHR and practice management software and solutions, serving approximately 80,000 physicians in North America. Certification of the Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition means clients seeking federal incentives will be technologically prepared to do so.

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition is a comprehensive clinical, financial and administrative solution that empowers physicians to advance the quality and efficiency of care they deliver. The Sage Intergy family of products includes integrated practice management, electronic health records, clinical and business intelligence, and a Web-based portal for online patient engagement. Providers can access Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition from multiple practice locations, from home, or other remote locations either through a central patient database server, or as a Sage-hosted solution on a monthly subscription basis.

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition easily tracks the details of a patient's clinical history, shares and manages clinical information and supports complex medical practice functions with easy-to-navigate features and workflows. Sage Intergy features centralized financial operations including billing, reporting, task management, and fully integrates with EDI services, Sage Intergy Practice Portal, Sage Intergy RIS and Sage Practice Analytics.

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 related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. 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.

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

* Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition v7, Certification date: 7/28/2011, certification ID number: 0728201148158, Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0001, NQF0002, NQF0004, NQF0012, NQF0013, NQF0014, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0032, NQF0033, NQF0034, NQF0036, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0047, NQF0052, NQF0055, NQF0056, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0062, NQF0064, NQF0067, NQF0068, NQF0070, NQF0073, NQF0074, NQF0075, NQF0081, NQF0083, NQF0084, NQF0086, NQF0088, NQF0089, NQF0105, NQF0385, NQF0387, NQF0389, NQF0421, NQF0575 Additional software used: Email; Compression; Windows OS.

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