Investment from parent company HealthTech Holdings puts certified ED product in community hospital market
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.® (HMS) announced today it has received certification for HMS EDIS Version 4.2 under Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. Drummond Group Inc. is an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) that provides meaningful use certification for EHR systems and applications. When a complete EHR system or EHR module(s) is certified, the eligible providers and hospitals can use this certified EHR technology to meet qualifying criteria for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. HMS EDIS is powered by MEDHOST, the industry’s leading EDIS solution. HMS and MEDHOST are affiliate companies owned by HealthTech Holdings, Inc., (HHI).
HHI has invested approximately $100 million in product acquisitions and software development to enable HMS to bring a comprehensive suite of feature-rich technology solutions to its customers and prospective customers. HMS, a proven leader in the community hospital HIS market, significantly expanded its product suite in the last 18 months into a truly integrated enterprise wide solution for community hospitals. In addition to HMS EDIS, HMS launched HMS Connexsm, HMS Ambulatory EHR, and will soon launch two new services to support hospitals seeking to become certified meaningful users of HMS software.
“Hospitals have a unique opportunity to take advantage of ARRA and the available funds to purchase and utilize software to improve patient care and safety,” said Tom Stephenson, HMS president and chief executive officer. “HMS is very pleased to offer our customers a certified product that will allow them to achieve Stage 1 meaningful use while improving the lives of their patients. We understand the challenges facing community hospitals and remain committed to delivering software that meets their needs. Our customers and staff have worked side by side to deliver a product that meets the certification requirements.”
“With the cost of healthcare soaring and the demand for economical and certified software solutions for hospitals rising, we are proud of the companies we have acquired and the solutions they have developed that meet that market need,” said Bill Anderson, chairman of HHI. “Our strategy is to acquire great operating companies with complementary offerings and to enable them to bring highly effective integrated solutions to our healthcare customers.”
Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS) is a Nashville-based healthcare company that develops sells and supports integrated clinical and financial hospital information systems and services designed to increase efficiency while improving patient safety. HMS is a HealthTech Holdings company. Founded in 1984, HMS currently serves more than 680 community hospitals; behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities and multi-entity healthcare organizations nationwide. The HMS EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group for Stage 1 meaningful use. For more information, please visit http://www.hmstn.com or call 800.383.3317.
About HealthTech Holdings, Inc.
HealthTech Holdings, Inc. is a health information technology holding company with portfolio companies including HMS, MEDHOST and Sentry Healthcare Services, Inc. HealthTech Holdings’ mission is to acquire and manage technology companies focused on the creation of value for the healthcare industry.
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