CUMBERLAND CONSULTING GROUP SECURES CONTRACT WITH ST. LOUIS GRACE HILL FOR SIX CLINICS AND TWO OFFICES

NASHVILLE, TN (January 12, 2008) - Cumberland Consulting Group, a national consulting firm providing technology implementation services to the healthcare industry, today announced a new contract with Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. to implement a practice management, electronic medical record and dental record system in all six of its clinics and two management offices. Cumberland will be providing project management and implementation support services.

The St. Louis-based organization, Grace Hill, will be dedicating the next eight months to implementing new systems for improving the quality of primary care provided to the city's low-income neighborhoods.

"Grace Hill is leveraging new software to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, standardize processes, reduce costs, and improve billing and reporting standards," said Grace Hill Vice President and CIO Craig Glover.

In April 2008, Grace Hill contracted with Cumberland to lead a software package selection project to support practice management, electronic medical records and dental functions. The software selection was completed at the end of May.

Thomas A. Hogenkamp, Cumberland engagement director for Grace Hill, sees the new system as boosting efficiency and driving productivity at Grace Hill while cutting costs.

"Grace Hill is looking to replace its custom software with a commercial application and transfer the maintenance responsibility to the vendor so its team of professionals can focus on providing quality healthcare," said Hogenkamp. "We are pleased to have such a partner who understands the strategic importance of these solutions in helping to transform the delivery of healthcare."

A part of St. Louis for more than 100 years, Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. was formed in 1906 and is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, and a federally qualified health center. Grace Hill provides primary and preventive health care through six community health centers serving low income and uninsured residents in 45 census tracts in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The organization is accredited through the Joint Commission.

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Cumberland Consulting Group, LLC is a national technology implementation and project management firm exclusively serving the healthcare industry. The award-winning firm works with clients that provide healthcare to patients across the spectrum of ambulatory, acute, and postacute/hospice care. Helping clients to improve their quality of care and business performance through the implementation of new technologies is fundamental to the firm. Cumberland consultants deliver the kind of results expected from the world's top firms with the lower overhead and personal service that larger firms cannot provide. The firm is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit www.cumberlandcg.com.

SOURCE: Cumberland Consulting Group

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