EHR-EMR Meaningful Use Medical Billing Software by Pulse

Pulse Achieves Elite Security Status with EHNAC Certification

Pulse, an industry-leading vendor of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management solutions, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

 

Pulse Systems EMR Achieves Surescripts® Gold Solution Provider Status

surescripts provider logo Today Surescripts announced that Pulse Systems, Inc. has achieved Gold Solution Provider status for e-prescribing with their software solution. This status is granted to vendors with software products that have surpassed Surescripts’ baseline product certification to meet criteria that demonstrate a higher level of commitment to e-prescribing. E-prescribers using the Pulse Complete EMR solution have prescription benefit information, prescription history and prescription routing. Pulse is one of only seven EHR/EMR Software vendors to achieve this status.

 

Pulse EHR Among the Fastest-growing Private Companies in America

Pulse has been named as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine.

The listing was published by Inc. magazine in its annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This compendium is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from comparing 2006 to 2009. Pulse had a steady of growth during that time.

 

Pulse EHR Solution Awarded 5-Star Rating in AC Group 2010 Report

Pulse, an industry-leading vendor of ambulatory healthcare software, announced today that its Electronic Health Record solution has once again received the AC Group 2010 Five Star award.

The AC Group, Inc., a top healthcare technology advisory and research firm, specializes in the evaluation, selection, and ranking of vendors in the PMS/EMR/EHR healthcare marketplace. The AC Group releases an annual report called “Digital Medical Office of the Future,” comparing vendors in key categories like company stability, product delivery, and product functionality. The information in its report was compiled from more than 5,000 questions designed to throughly examine the functionality capability of every system.

Pulse is one of only 14 vendors with a Five Star rating for its EHR system when evaluating functionality, company viability, ease of use, and end-user satisfaction. In addition, product functionality evaluations ranked Pulse’s EHR solution 1st, and its Patient Management System in the top three. The Pulse eRX module was also given a perfect score across the board for every range of providers. This comprehensive report has provided more than 25,000 physicians with the evaluation tools required for PM and EHR decision-making.

Basil Hourani, President and CEO of Pulse praised these results, “The AC Group is an accredited and knowledgeable third party. Its findings further confirm that Pulse is a serious force in the Health Information Technology market, and that our solutions are effective and functional.”

About AC Group, Inc.
AC Group, Inc., formed in 1996, is a healthcare technology advisory and research firm designed to save participants precious time and resources in their technology decision-making. AC Group is one of the leading companies, specializing in the evaluation, selection, and ranking of vendors in the PMS/EMR/EHR healthcare marketplace which assists practices with business strategies, market and customer strategies, competitive analysis, and product profiling. Visit www.acgroup.org for additional information.

Best Doctors of America® Now Uses Pulse Solutions

Pulse EHR announced today that it is proud to be the provider of Practice Management and Electronic Health Record solutions to 40 percent of physicians in the Wichita area honored by Best Doctors in America®.

The Best Doctors of America list is determined by an exhaustive peer review by thousands of doctors spanning dozens of medical specialties. The list published in the Wichita Business Journal, was excerpted from the overall database, which includes more than 45,000 doctors.

“We congratulate every doctor who made this list and are happy to be providing solutions for so many of them,” said Senior Vice President Bruce Rowley.

Pulse CEO Basil Hourani agreed, saying, “The fact that forty percent of these doctors are Pulse clients is further proof that Pulse solutions meet the highest standards of quality. These well-respected doctors are providing excellent patient care in the area, and running their practices efficiently.”

Pulse EHR Wins Best in Business Award

Pulse was honored with a Best in Business award on May 27, 2010. The award is handed out to companies showing strong revenue growth, product and marketing innovation and corporate giving. Pulse was selected from amongst 12 finalists.

Pulse’s strong revenue growth is due to phenomenal sales of it’s fully-integrated suite of applications for physicians and practices. Pulse’s product and marketing  innovation is marked in general by their ability to keep up with a rapidly changing healthcare industry and specifically by several notable achievements made over the past year, including:

  • Pulse Patient Relationship Management 4.1.02 was the the first to receive full 2011 Comprehensive certification from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®).
  • Pulse is among the first EHR software providers to offer their point-of-care solution on the iPad™.
  • Pulse introduced EHR Lite and  Simplicity Pricing to help practices overcome the cost of transitioning to Electronic Medical Records and meeting Meaningful Use requirements.
  • Pulse announced an amazing new Self-Service Patient Check-in portal — a fully integrated waiting room kiosk accessible from beyond the practice walls.

Pulse EHR Solution is First to Receive Full CCHIT® 2011 Comprehensive Certification

Pulse, an industry leading healthcare software and services organization, today announced the company’s electronic health records (EHR) product, included in Pulse Patient Relationship Management 4.1.02, is a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR with additional certification in Child Health. Pulse’s EHR is the first to receive full Comprehensive certification from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), which is intended to give healthcare providers maximum assurance that a product will meet their needs, as well as support their achievement of Meaningful Use to qualify for the financial incentives available in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition, the Pulse EHR earned a five star rating for Usability, the highest rating.

To receive the 2011 CCHIT Comprehensive certification, the Pulse EHR had to undergo a rigorous inspection of integrated functionality, interoperability and security, in addition to achieving full compliance with proposed federal standards tied to ARRA “meaningful use” financial incentives. The Pulse product is the first EHR to receive this full certification, which requires verification by CCHIT of operational use at two physician offices. The EHR suite is part of the Pulse Patient Relationship Management solution, which unifies Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management (PM), Document Imaging Management (DIM), Pulse EDI and mobile Smartphone connectivity. The Pulse EHR previously was among the first to achieve the CCHIT® 2006 & 2008 certification.

“We believe that this CCHIT® certification confirms Pulse’s leadership and commitment to provide our customers with practical solutions that achieve compliance with the proposed federal standards and the ease of use that is vital to practice success.” said Basil Hourani, Pulse’s Chief Executive Officer. “We guarantee our EHR solution will qualify for the federal stimulus incentives available and we believe that this full 2011 CCHIT® certification provides strong validation that our proven Pulse EHR solution, in use at practices across the nation right now, already meets or exceeds all the requirements. Further, the five star usability rating is a validation of the Pulse philosophy of developing products and services that provide ‘an easier way’.”

“The ARRA incentives have the potential to significantly accelerate adoption of EHR technology by office-based physicians, other eligible providers and hospitals,” said Alisa Ray, CCHIT executive director. “Companies demonstrating their compliance with the proposed Federal standards are now able to offer certified products to providers who wish to purchase and implement EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives.”

The ARRA stimulus bill signed into law in February 2009 includes $46 billion in incentives to help encourage physicians and hospitals to invest in EHR systems. To qualify for these incentive payments, the stimulus law requires hospitals and physicians to demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs, which includes achieving the following objectives:
• Allow patients to access clinical information
• Comply with state and federal privacy, security and data sharing regulations
• Document patient progress and provide clinical summaries
• Exchange critical information with other care providers
• Implement drug interaction safeguards
• Send patient reminders about follow-up and preventive care
• Submit immunization and laboratory data to relevant public health registries
• Use computerized physician order entry systems to transmit prescription

About CCHIT®

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2006 as an official certification body for electronic health records (EHR). Its public mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and Preliminary ARRA certified technology is available at http://cchit.org and http://ehrdecisions.com.

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.