Jeff Davis Hospital Selects Healthland Centriq for Complete Integration and Web-Based Capabilities

Healthland Centriq is a proven EHR solution designed for clinicians by clinicians to help rural hospitals improve patient care and achieve Meaningful Use

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced that Jeff Davis Hospital has selected its new electronic health record (EHR) solution, Healthland Centriq™. Based in Hazelhurst, Ga., Jeff Davis Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility. Hospital officials say they chose Healthland because of its focus on rural hospitals and experience in the rural marketplace and they selected the Centriq solution for its .NET technology platform, single database and complete integration capabilities. The new Healthland offering, designed for rural clinicians with input from rural clinicians, is intuitive and easy to use, ensuring clinician adoption, which is key to achieve Meaningful Use. Healthland Centriq also provides a superior user experience that supports the workflow of a rural hospital to help providers deliver safe, quality healthcare, and improve the patient experience.

“As we began our search for an EHR provider, we knew we were looking for an organization with a solid reputation and product for the rural marketplace,” said Jerry Schoendienst, Jeff Davis Hospital CEO. “As a critical access hospital in a rural location, we have unique requirements. While state-of-the-art technology is crucial, the solution must also be intuitive and easy to maintain. After a review of several healthcare IT providers, we found Centriq not only met our specialized needs, but it could help us achieve Meaningful Use.”

Healthland Centriq is certified as a complete EHR for Stage 1 Meaningful Use, allowing hospitals to qualify for EHR incentive payments. It can also be hosted remotely and accessible via the internet from tablets and smart phones.

“As we put together our wish list for an EHR, it was clear we wanted to partner with an organization that had an impressive reputation and client list,” said Lane Layton, Jeff Davis Hospital IT Director. “But we also required a single database and a fully integrated solution. Healthland and the Centriq solution met all of these needs for us.”

“We’ve worked with hundreds of critical access hospitals like Jeff Davis and understand the challenges they face in today’s environment,” said Jim Anderson, Healthland Senior Vice President, Sales and Services. “In fact, we used the input of rural clinicians throughout the process of developing Centriq. As a result, we have a product with a simple, intuitive user interface that requires minimal training – which is so important for rural hospitals with limited staff and resources. This easy-to-use solution also promotes clinician adoption and that is absolutely critical to achieve Meaningful Use. Greater adoption means more accurate data collection and analysis, and that means better care, which creates happier, healthier patients. Our client feedback has been extremely positive, creating strong momentum for Centriq in the rural hospital market. We are extremely pleased to add Jeff Davis Hospital to our growing list of Centriq clients.”

Healthland Centriq combines functionality, integration and value to enhance patient safety, reduce medical errors and improve clinician satisfaction. Jeff Davis Hospital is currently implementing Centriq and expects to complete the Meaningful Use attestation process next year. More information about Centriq is available at

About Healthland:

Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for neighbors, family and friends. Founded in Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, Healthland is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with regional offices in Glenwood, Minn., Louisville, Ky. and Waco, Texas. More information is available at:


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