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Meaningful Use Certification Awarded to Press Ganey's Quality Performer(SM)
Date:8/1/2011

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Press Ganey's Quality Performer - Hospital eMeasures attained electronic health record (EHR) clinical quality measures module certification on July 27, 2011. The Hospital eMeasures functionality within Quality Performer – a comprehensive clinical quality measurement and reporting solution that supports hospitals' regulatory compliance and quality monitoring needs – will allow clients to gather, calculate, validate and submit clinical quality measures electronically.

"The Hospital eMeasures module expands the capability of Quality Performer to assist our clients in complying with regulatory requirements while improving the quality of care delivered and patients' overall experience," said Robert Draughon, CEO of Press Ganey. "Obtaining meaningful use certification is one more way that we help clients to meet complex objectives, see the complete picture and pinpoint areas for improvement."

With the availability of the Hospital eMeasures module, Quality Performer offers hospitals the ability to successfully meet the clinical quality eMeasures component of the Meaningful Use criteria in addition to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, The Joint Commission's inpatient and outpatient measures, the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke measures, and various state reporting programs.

Quality Performer is designed to support hospitals' regulatory compliance and quality monitoring demands, coupling data collection functionality with a variety of reporting and basic analytical tools. In addition, the solution provides educational support services that help hospitals better understand their performance and more precisely identify opportunities for improvement.

The Quality Performer - Hospital eMeasures v1 EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Drummond Group Inc., 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. Press Ganey Associates, 7/28/2011, Quality Performer - Hospital eMeasures v1, 07282011-1206-1, Clinical Quality Measures Certified, SHA1 Hash Calculator; WinZip used, EHR module certification of the following: 170.302 O, Q-V; 170306.

For more information on Quality Performer, visit http://www.pressganey.com/qualityperformer

Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care – hospitals, medical practices, home care agencies and other providers – including 50% of all U.S. hospitals. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.


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