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Pulse Systems Awarded Surescripts White Coat of Quality


3/13/2012 8:00:08 AM

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) -

Pulse Systems, Inc. was recently awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for prescription accuracy and completeness through its Pulse Complete EHR Software Solution. The White Coat of Quality program's goal is to achieve 100% reliability in e-prescribing and requires organizations who achieve this award to demonstrate measured quality, continuous improvement and training to improve the safety of the technology used in e-prescribing.

"As the use of e-prescribing continues to grow, electronic health record and e-prescribing vendors continue to benefit from the knowledge that comes from Surescripts' pharmacists, clinicians, technologists and quality experts conducting clinical quality reviews on millions of electronic prescription messages -- all while protecting the privacy of personal health information," said David Yakimishchak, Chief Quality Officer at Surescripts. "Coat of Quality recognizes those vendors that have embraced that knowledge and are using it to improve their technology and train their prescribers. These vendors are not simply replacing handwritten prescriptions with e-prescriptions, they are seizing the opportunity to learn and apply continuous improvements to prescription accuracy, completeness and safety."

E-prescribing saves lives, improves efficiency and reduces the cost of healthcare for all. Surescripts' industry-wide quality program ensures that these benefits are fully realized. The program is made possible by a nationwide network that enables Surescripts to measure prescription safety, accuracy and completeness in a way that is simply not possible with other forms of prescribing. This uniquely enables Surescripts to collaborate with EHR vendors, pharmacies and PBMs on continuous improvements to the e-prescribing process -- from the time a prescription is first considered by the prescriber to the time the medication is dispensed, and at all points in between.

"We are proud to have achieved the Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award in addition to being one of only seven EHR/EMR vendors to have achieved Surescripts Gold Solution Provider status. This proves, yet again, to our clients that the Pulse Complete EHR Solution is providing the safest, most efficient and highest-quality Solution available," says Basil Hourani, President and CEO of Pulse.

Pulse Complete EHR Solution is used by thousands of physicians across the United States to provide more efficient and complete quality care for their patients. For more information on Pulse and their healthcare IT solutions visit www.pulseinc.com.

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: www.pulseinc.com

About Surescripts:
The Surescripts network supports the most comprehensive ecosystem of healthcare organizations nationwide. Pharmacies, payers, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians, hospitals, health information exchanges and health technology firms rely on Surescripts to more easily and securely share health information. Guided by the principles of neutrality, transparency, physician and patient choice, open standards, collaboration and privacy, Surescripts operates the nation's largest health information network. By providing information for routine, recurring and emergency care, Surescripts is committed to saving lives, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of health care for all.

For more information: www.surescripts.com

About Cegedim:
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 8,200 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of EUR 911 million in 2011. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (PARIS: CGM).

To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com


Contacts:
Marisa HONOMICHL
Pulse Systems, Inc.
Dir. Marketing Communications
Tel.: 316.634.8607
mhonomichl@pulseinc.com

Aude BALLEYDIER
Cegedim
Media Relations
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81
aude.balleydier@cegedim.com

Guillaume DE CHAMISSO
Presse & Papiers Agency
Press Officer
Tel.: +33 (0)1 77 35 60 99
guilaume.dechamisso@pressepapiers.fr

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