TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –  Sage North America today announced that the Sage Healthcare Division, a major provider of electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software and services to approximately 80,000 physicians in North America, is fully engaged in the process of certifying Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition as a qualified meaningful use solution, which will enable physicians to qualify for incentives under the HITECH stimulus package released as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) Act of 2009.

“In seeking meaningful use certification, Sage Healthcare is continuing to deliver market leading products to physicians hoping to achieve meaningful use, and shows our commitment to customers and that we are moving aggressively to help them move into the next phase of the new healthcare economy,” said Betty Otter-Nickerson, President of Sage Healthcare Division.

Sage’s primary goal has been to not simply meet meaningful use requirements, but to do so in a way that enhances provider workflow and helps improve quality care. As such, Sage is on target with its long-term plan to certify the Sage Intergy Meaningful Use edition.

“We are fully committed to providing our clients with a certified meaningful use product. That commitment will not change,” said Otter-Nickerson. “Sage clients who wish to seek meaningful use incentives will be able to meaningfully use our products to do so. We stand by our meaningful use guarantee, and we stand by the needs of all clients who have put their faith in Sage during the last 30 years.”

As previously announced, Sage guarantees that its products will meet and maintain ONC certification requirements and that Sage will credit up to 12 months of support if its products do not. Along with its commitment to achieving and maintaining meaningful use certification, Sage is committed to assisting customers in using Sage solutions to achieve meaningful use. In the days ahead, Sage will continue to announce aspects of its program to support customers in meeting this goal. 

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use edition is a comprehensive clinical, financial and administrative solution that empowers physicians to advance the quality and efficiency of care they deliver. The Sage Intergy family of products includes integrated practice management, electronic health records, clinical and business intelligence and tools for online patient engagement. Providers can access Sage Intergy Meaningful Use edition from multiple practice locations, from home, or other remote locations either through a central patient database server, or as a Sage-hosted solution on a monthly subscription basis.

Sage Intergy Meaningful Use edition easily tracks the details of a patient’s clinical history, shares and manages clinical information and combines complex medical practice functions into easy-to-navigate menus. Sage Intergy features centralized financial operations including billing, reporting, task management, and fully integrates with EDI services, Sage Intergy Practice Portal, Sage Intergy RIS and Sage Practice Analytics.

Sage has been providing ambulatory healthcare systems for nearly 30 years, providing practice management solutions, electronic health records and other services to streamline patient care, as well as is a leading supplier of business management software and services, serving more than 6.2 million small and midsized business customers worldwide.

About Sage Healthcare Division
Sage Healthcare Division provides integrated electronic health records, EDI applications and practice management systems to more than 80,000 physicians and thousands of ambulatory care practices throughout North America. These systems enable physicians and practice managers to better manage their practices and improve profitability. Sage Healthcare Division is based in Tampa, Fla., and is a division of Sage North America. For more information, please visit www.sagehealth.com or call (877) 932-6301.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers including approximately 80,000 physicians. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.