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[January 16, 2014]

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.'s Medical Practice EMR Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

MOBILE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information technology to rural, community and specialty hospitals, announced today that the CPSI Medical Practice EMR System, Version 19, is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on Dec. 22, 2013, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify¬†eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

"CPSI remains committed to ensuring that our customers remain eligible for all available EHR incentives. Maintaining current ONC certification for both our hospital and ambulatory products is a key component of our strategy," said Boyd Douglas, CPSI president and chief executive officer. "In fact, CPSI is the only vendor in the rural and community EHR sector to offer its own internally developed, fully integrated and ONC 2014 certified hospital and ambulatory products. The resulting system provides the assurance of a certified, integrated solution across the continuity of care."

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more - but not all - of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology.

"CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification," said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. "These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate Meaningful Use and earn Stage 1 or Stage 2 incentives."

CPSI Medical Practice EMR, Version 19's certification number is CC-2014-811229-2. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The clinical quality measures to which CPSI Medical Practice EMR has been certified include: CMS122v2, CMS126v2, CMS130v2, CMS138v2, CMS146v2, CMS154v2, CMS155v2, CMS158v2 and CMS165v2.

The additional software CPSI Medical Practice EMR relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: hDirect Core Services, HLI Clinical Vocabulary, Truven Health Clinical Monitoring with Infobutton and Truven Health Patient Education with Infobutton.

The additional types of costs tht an eligible provider would pay to implement the CPSI Medical Practice EMR System, Version 19 in order to attempt to meet Meaningful Use objectives and measures include: data conversion and setup, implementation and training and ongoing support services.


About Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI)

CPSI is a leading provider of electronic health records systems for more than 650 community, rural and critical access hospitals and their 12,000 providers. Founded in 1979, the Company is dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of health IT, while optimizing the quality of care for communities in 45 states and the District of Columbia. CPSI provides a complete information and patient care system from business office to bedside combined with comprehensive implementation, training and ongoing support from our staff of more than 1,400 healthcare and business professionals. CPSI's wholly owned subsidiary, TruBridge, focuses exclusively on providing business office, consulting and managed IT services to rural and community healthcare organizations, regardless of their IT vendor. To join the conversation with CPSI, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@cpsiehr) and on the CPSI blog. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com or www.trubridge.net.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRs. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)" as an Office of the National Coordinator - Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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


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