QuadraMed Renews Contract with New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation for EHR Upgrade and Support

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QuadraMed® Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services announced today that the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has signed a five-year, $20 million agreement to extend maintenance and support for QuadraMed’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution. Included in the purchase is QuadraMed’s Interoperability Package, which consists of software and services to help clients attain Meaningful Use.

A QuadraMed client since the early 90’s and an early adopter of electronic health records, HHC recently completed an 11-facility upgrade to QuadraMed’s current 5.2 software release of their EHR solution, QuadraMed Computerized-Patient Record (QCPR).

“Serving 1.3 Million New Yorkers annually, it’s critical that NYCHHC employ extremely efficient clinical information systems to enhance patient outcomes while reducing operational costs. As a long-time QuadraMed client and partner for 20 years, we knew we could rely on their software and services to help us achieve our goals. The QCPR database upgrade is an important milestone in our continuing plans to achieve Meaningful Use,” said Bert Robles, Chief Information Officer of NYCHHC. “The new Interoperability solution should accelerate the process even further.”

“NYCHHC’s recent contract extension and purchase makes a strong statement regarding QuadraMed’s leadership position in the healthcare IT marketplace,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. “As our largest QCPR customer with thousands of physicians utilizing our technology, we look forward to helping them reach their care quality and meaningful use objectives.”

QCPR provides a complete, ARRA-certified EHR solution that integrates many aspects of patient care into a single, confidential, computer-based patient record. QCPR can solve physicians, nurses, and pharmacists’ toughest challenges with:

  • Clinical-decision support
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Data reporting and analysis
  • Integrated medication management
  • Barcode medication administration tools
  • Medication order entry and alerts
  • Meaningful use solutions, including an interoperability software and service package

“As a long-term partner, we will rely on QuadraMed’s commitment to supply the functionality needed to meet current and future legislative demands.” stated Robles.

About NYCHHC

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 400,000-member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal health care organization in the country. HHC serves 1.3 million New Yorkers every year and more than 450,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community-based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission's John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit http://www.nyc.gov/hhc.

About QuadraMed Corporation

QuadraMed® is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services that help turn quality care into positive financial outcomes. QuadraMed provides proven, flexible solutions that help make our clients successful by streamlining processes, ensuring compliance and helping healthcare professionals improve the quality of patient care. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 600 professionals who support clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit http://www.quadramed.com.

QuadraMed and QuadraMed Computerized-Patient Record, are registered trademarks of QuadraMed Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.



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