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Sequel Systems, Inc. Meaningful Use EHR Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
Date:11/15/2010

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequel Systems, Inc., a dynamic, service-oriented healthcare technology company, announced today that its Electronic Health Record (EHR), SequelMed® Meaningful Use EHR version 8.0, has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. The EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  The certification deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  

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In addition to the monetary incentives, the adoption of EHRs can improve quality of care, advance patient safety, increase customer satisfaction and enhance office efficiency for physician practices. Facilities and practices using a certified EHR may also experience increased profitability through reduced costs and increased revenue.

"Choosing to test with The Drummond Group made sense for Sequel Systems because the organization is an independent leader in testing methodologies and test process management," said Khurshid Mughal, CEO and President of Sequel Systems.  "Given the level of experience The Drummond Group has, it offers a greater level of confidence to our customers and partners that the SequelMed software meets the requirements as set forth by The Office of National Coordinator."

"Drummond Group has more than 10 years of software testing experience in several industries and we are pleased to bring that experience to the HIT marketplace.  It is a privilege to carry out testing and certification in Electronic Health Records for HHS," said Rik Drummond, CEO Drummond Group Inc.

Sequel Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of EHR and practice management software and solutions, serving approximately 12,000 physicians in North America. Meaningful Use Certification of SequelMed's EHR means clients seeking federal incentives will be technologically prepared to do so.

SequelMed Meaningful Use EHR version 8.0 is a comprehensive clinical, financial and administrative solution that empowers physicians to advance the quality and efficiency of care they deliver. The SequelMed family of products includes integrated electronic health records, practice management, clinical and business intelligence, and Patient Portal - a Web-based tool for online patient engagement. Providers can access SequelMed EHR from multiple practice locations, from home, or other remote locations either through a central patient database server, or as a Sequel-hosted solution on a monthly subscription basis.  The software allows for users to easily track the details of a patient's clinical history, share and manage clinical information and combine complex medical practice functions into easy-to-navigate menus. SequelMed v8.0 features centralized financial operations including billing, reporting, task management, and EDI services.CONTACT: Amanda Leitl-Scanlan Sequel Systems, Inc. 631-694-3600 aleitl@sequelmed.comAbout Sequel SystemsSequel Systems, Inc. is a dynamic service-oriented company that develops software to simplify the complex practice and medical records management needs of healthcare providers while maximizing revenue and streamlining operations. Sequel Systems' suite of flexible, easy-to-use and comprehensive SequelMed® solutions includes practice management, electronic medical records, document management, e-prescribing and financial systems scaled to fit the needs of the small, medium and large enterprises. Today, Sequel Systems' solutions are in use by more than 12,000 physicians in all 50 states to provide the best possible care to patients through the use of technology. For more information about Sequel Systems, visit www.sequelmed.com.

About Drummond GroupDrummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient.  Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.


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