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Software complies with 100 percent of certification criteria

    /24-7PressRelease/ - TAMPA, FL, February 05, 2007 — The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) today announced that Visionary Medical Systems, Inc. is CCHIT Certified for its product, DREAM EHR and meets CCHIT ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria FOR 2006. Ambulatory EHR's are designed for physician offices and clinics where most Americans get their healthcare. CCHIT is the Recognized Certification Body in the United States for certifying health information technology - an independent, nonprofit, organization that sets the benchmark for electronic health records.

As a CCHIT Certified product, Visionary DREAM EHR has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a comprehensive set of criteria for:

* Functionality (ability to create and manage electronic records for all patients, as well as automating workflow in a physician's office),
* Interoperability (ability to receive and send electronic data to other entities such as laboratories), and
* Security (ability to keep patients' information safe).

The CCHIT Certified mark — a "seal of approval" for EHR products — provides the first consensus-based, consistent benchmark for ambulatory products. By looking to products with the CCHIT Certified seal, physicians and other providers can be assured they are making a reliable investment and insurers and other payers know the products meet expected industry standards.

"Physicians who purchase certified products have the assurance that they have been reviewed by a panel of judges, including practicing physicians, and that they are being evaluated against standards set by professionals in the field and successfully piloted with products from large and small companies," said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair, CCHIT. "The quality and safety of EHR products can now be measured using certification criteria that were developed specifically for that purpose."

"Achieving the CCHIT Certification confirms the quality and depth of Visionary's DREAM EHR," said Chris Grady, CIO of Visionary Medical Systems. "The DREAM EHR provides the features, functionality, and ease of use necessary for physicians to adopt the EHR quickly while minimizing disruption to their current workflow."

"Visionary's technologies reduce opportunities for error, provide more depth and timely information for clinical decision-making, and reduce time spent on administrative activities that can better be spent on direct patient care, says Jason Patchen, CEO of Visionary Medical Systems. All of these improvements contribute to a safer care environment for patients."

The goals of CCHIT product certification are to reduce the risk of HIT investment by physicians and other providers; ensure interoperability of HIT products; enhance the availability of HIT adoption incentives from purchasers and payers; and protect the privacy of personal health information.

CCHIT's certification compliance criteria and its design for a certification inspection process have been thoroughly researched, taking into account the state of the art of EHR's and available standards, and comparing certification processes in other industries and other countries. The inspection process is based on real-life medical scenarios designed to test products rigorously against the clinical needs of providers and the quality and safety needs of healthcare consumers and payers. One script, for example, recreates a scenario of an elderly man with poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions in order to test EHR functions such as potential adverse drug reactions, disease management and treatment plans.

The Certification Committee for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), founded in 2004, is an independent, nonprofit organization. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology by creating an efficient, credible and sustainable product certification program. CCHIT accomplishes its work through contributions of hundreds of expert volunteers and constructive engagement by stakeholders throughout the health care industry. In September 2005, CCHIT was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop, create prototypes for, and evaluate the certification criteria and inspection process for EHR's and the networks through which they interoperate. In October 2006, CCHIT was deemed a Recognized Certification Body by the Department of Health and Human Services. More information on CCHIT and CCHIT Certified products is available at "CCHIT" and "CCHIT Certified" are service marks of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.

Visionary Medical Systems, Inc.
Visionary is the leading provider information-technology based solutions which generate measurable ROI for both healthcare providers and payers. Since 1996, its integrated line of clinical, financial, document management and chronic care management solutions have helped maximize productivity, improve patient care, and reduce the overall costs of healthcare delivery. Visionary's products and services have been chosen by some of the nation's leading medical clinics, IPA's, community health centers and health plans.

DREAM EHR's intuitive interface makes it easy to learn and extremely flexible. Clinicians are able to adopt the technology in phases, while maintaining the current practice workflow. Our trained and certified professionals provide complete on-site and online consultation, training and implementation services nationwide. For more information on Visionary Medical Systems can be found online or by calling (888) 895-2466.

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