Pulse Achieves Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program from EHNAC and DirectTrust

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Direct Trusted Agent accreditation ensures adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements

“Pulse is committed to improving the security of healthcare data and we’re honored to be formally accepted as an EHNAC HNAP-EHN accredited organization,” said Chris Walls, President and CEO of Pulse.

Pulse Systems, Inc., a Revenue Cycle Management (“RCM”) company with advanced medical billing services and technologies, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for Health Internet Service Providers (HISPs) from DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Through EHNAC’s comprehensive third-party review, Pulse was evaluated in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources as it relates to Directed exchange participants. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization’s process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards.

“EHNAC and DirectTrust recognize the unique business and technical requirements of this niche and have developed three distinct accreditation programs that ensure a secure and unyielding trust framework for all health care stakeholders,” said EHNAC Executive Director Lee Barrett. “With the undeniable need in the healthcare marketplace for guidance and accountability on the secure and interoperable exchange of PHI, we congratulate Pulse who has established and upheld a superior level of trust for their stakeholders by achieving the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality.”

“Pulse is committed to improving the security of healthcare data and we’re honored to be formally accepted as an EHNAC HNAP-EHN accredited organization,” said Chris Walls, President and CEO of Pulse. “This distinction helps us remain highly competitive in the healthcare market by assuring our clients that all Pulse solutions are secure and meet industry and regulatory requirements.”

Pulse is a recognized leader in healthcare automation and the preferred choice by physicians to help operate and manage their practices more profitably and efficiently. Pulse provides certified, integrated Revenue Cycle Management, Practice Management and Electronic Health Records solutions focused on delivering financial results, improved productivity, and clinical quality.

About Pulse
Pulse is a Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) company with advanced medical billing services and technologies that help physicians get paid, simplify work and improve the delivery of patient services. Pulse is recognized as a leading provider of SaaS and mobile solutions including integrated Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management (PM), population health, electronic prescription, medical billing clearinghouse, patient engagement, and payment technologies to physicians, medical service providers and patients. Thousands of providers across over 40 specialties use Pulse to ensure they achieve the best possible financial and clinical outcomes.

Pulse is part of the Cegedim Healthcare Software division, owned and operated by Cegedim, a global healthcare technology company. To learn more or to request a demonstration of Pulse’s solutions, please visit us at http://www.pulseinc.com or call 800.444.0882.

About DirectTrust
DirectTrust is a six-year old, non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including Health Internet Service Providers (HISPs), Certificate Authorities (CAs), and Registration Authorities (RAs), doctors, patients and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. DirectTrust recently received a Cooperative Agreement Award from ONC as part of the Exemplar HIE Governance Program. DirectTrust serves as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in Directed exchange of electronic health information as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). DirectTrust’s Security and Trust Framework is the basis for the voluntary accreditation of service providers implementing Directed health information exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC, DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit http://www.directtrust.org.

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit http://www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Debra Hopkinson, Vice President of Operations

Ketty Wilson, Communications Manager
Pulse Systems, Inc.

Aude Balleydier, Media Relations and Communications Manager
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