WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) –  Compulink Business Systems, Inc., the industry leader in fully customizable electronic health records (EHR) and practice management solutions, announced today that Advantage/EHR Version 10, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on October 4, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider 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).

“Today, Compulink offers a complete, integrated EHR solution, including comprehensive training and support services to help our clients successfully implement their systems,” said Link Wilson, President and CEO, Compulink. “We believe the early receipt of this certification helps demonstrate the full scale of our commitment to supporting our clients in becoming meaningful users.”

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.

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 Compulink’s Advantage/EHR version 10 has been certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0055, NQF 0027, and NQF 0575.

The additional software Compulink’s Advantage/EHR version 10 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: ePrescribe by NewCrop for 170.304(b) and Compulink Advantage Patient Portal — MySecureHealthData.com for 170.304(g).

Compulink’s Advantage/EHR version 10 is also certified in CCHIT’s separate and independently developed certification program. Compulink’s Advantage/EHR version 10 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, Pre-Market. Compulink has certified its EHR technology in both programs to provide greater assurance to its customers.

About Compulink
 Established in 1985, Compulink is the industry leader in fully customizable Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management solutions for ambulatory practices. Developed to meet the clinical and business needs of today’s owner-operated practice, Compulink offers specific EHR/PM solutions for several specialties, including ophthalmology, optometry, mental health, podiatry, physical therapy, chiropractic and general medicine. For more information about Compulink, please visit www.compulinkadvantage.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.