Keane Healthcare Solutions Division Selected by Chadron Community Hospital to Provide Full Suite of Keane Optimum™ A

Keane Optimumheralded a sophisticated, yet affordable, IT solution for healthcare organizations

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Keane, Inc., an NTT DATA Company and a U.S.-based IT services and healthcare information technology firm, today announced Chadron Community Hospital has selected the full suite of Keane Optimum applications. The critical access hospital intends to leverage the solution’s ability to custom-fit software to qualify for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus incentive payments and attain the highest level of clinical automation over time, resulting in superior patient care.

Keane Optimum is among the first to receive ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification as a ‘Complete Acute Care EHR’ (electronic health record) by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®). Offering secure access from multiple locations, patient information and financials can be communicated immediately throughout the healthcare system. Keane Optimum also increases collaboration among disciplines and is compatible with other vendors’ applications, achieving a level of interoperability that improves clinical decision-making, patient outcomes and satisfaction while advancing financial performance.

“We at Chadron feel confident that as the strong partnership conceived during the selection process grows, we’ll have a much easier experience in implementing EHR, an endeavor that takes a lot of work from both sides,” said Anna Turman, chief information officer at Chadron. “In order to be successful, both partners need to be passionate about the same goals. It’s clear that in addition to its people, Keane’s products can effectively meet our goals to reduce redundancy, improve efficiency, and, most importantly, reduce medical errors.”

Specific Keane Optimum applications that will be implemented at Chadron include Optimum Clinicals, which feature CPOE and Pharmacy, Laboratory; Document Management; Health Information Management; Revenue Cycle Management (RCM); Enterprise Decision Support tools; General Ledger/Financials; Enterprise Scheduling and Human Resources applications.

“Keane Optimum helps improve systems hospital-wide, including quality of care, clinical decision-making and financial performance,” said Walt Kaczor, senior vice president of Keane’s Healthcare Solutions Division. “Implementation of EHRs can often be a huge undertaking for smaller facilities like Chadron, which don’t always have the financial or personnel means readily available to execute EHRs. This latest undertaking is just one example of Keane’s commitment to the implementation of EHR systems throughout all hospital systems, big and small.”

About Keane

Keane, an NTT DATA Company, is an IT services firm headquartered in the U.S. with more than 12,500 professionals worldwide. For 45 years, Keane has been an Application Services specialist with distinguished project management credentials. Today, Keane offers a flagship suite of Application Services, as well as Infrastructure and Business Process Outsourcing solutions delivered through onsite, nearshore, and offshore resources.

Visit to learn how our projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a range of businesses and government agencies.

About Chadron Community Hospital

Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services is located in the scenic Northern Panhandle of Western Nebraska. This vibrant community boasts a state college, excellent outdoor activities and is a gateway to the Black Hills. Chadron Community Hospital recently built a new location, opening its doors in the summer of 2010. This 20 million dollar facility employs 209 people who provide the essential health care with up to date technology that patients in the western panhandle of Nebraska rely upon. The 25-bed critical access hospital features all private rooms, 2 birthing rooms, a helipad, and new equipment like the CT scan, bone density and digital mammography machines. Chadron Community Hospital also has four emergency rooms, space for specialists and is connected to the Chadron Clinic. The new hospital was created with the past, present and future in mind. Everything put into the facility is green and energy efficient. The design was laid out to preserve patient privacy and planned with the help of those who work in each area. The architecture of the building even allows for future expansion.

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for hospitals adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Keane Optimum v3.1.0 - November 19, 2010 – Certification ID: CC-1112-823400-1.


Keane, Inc.
Tara Jantzen, +1-312-305-1771
Racepoint Group
Dana Gulick, +1-781-487-4600
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Massachusetts  Nebraska

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Networks  Software  Security  Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  General Health