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CPSI’s System Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information technology to community and specialty hospitals, announced today that the CPSI System, Version 17, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on November 15, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“CPSI is excited about receiving ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification and, most importantly, what that certification means for our client hospitals,” said Boyd Douglas, CPSI President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our customers now have the official recognition that their CPSI system provides them with the functionality and technology needed to meet the meaningful use requirements and qualify for ARRA reimbursements.” Mr. Douglas went on to say, “This certification is the culmination of a substantial, concerted effort on the part of our product development and application support staffs as well as our beta site client hospitals. It is a tribute to their dedication and perseverance that we have been able to achieve certification on schedule as promised to our customers upon the passage of the ARRA over a year ago. We believe the certification of our system is yet another example of CPSI’s continued commitment to maintaining our position as the leading provider of healthcare information technology to rural and community hospitals.”

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 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 is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011-2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

The CPSI System, Version 17’s certification number is CC-1112-811229-1. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

The clinical quality measures to which the CPSI System has been certified include:

NQF 0495 ED: Time from ED Arrival to Departure

NQF 0497 ED: Time from Admit Decision to Departure

NQF 0435 Ischemic Stroke: Discharge on Antithrombotic

NQF 0436 Ischemic Stroke: Anticoagulation

NQF 0437 Ischemic Stroke: Thrombolytic Therapy

NQF 0438 Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke: Therapy

NQF 0439 Ischemic Stroke: Discharge on Statins

NQF 0440 Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke: Education

NQF 0441 Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke: Rehab

NQF 0371 VTE Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours of Arrival

NQF 0372 ICU VTE Prophylaxis

NQF 0373 Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy

NQF 0374 Platelet Monitoring on Unfractionated Heparin

NQF 0375 VTE Discharge Instructions

NQF 0376 Incidence of Potentially Preventable VTE

About Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.:

CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare information solutions for community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1979, the Company is a single-source vendor providing comprehensive software and hardware products, complemented by complete installation services and extensive support. Its fully integrated, enterprise-wide system automates clinical and financial data management in each of the primary functional areas of a hospital. CPSI’s staff of over 1,000 technical, healthcare, medical and business professionals provides system implementation and continuing support services as part of a comprehensive program designed to respond to clients’ information needs in a constantly changing healthcare environment. For more information, visit www.cpsinet.com.

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 approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification:

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

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

Contacts:

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.
Boyd Douglas, 251-639-8100
President and Chief Executive Officer
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