Tippah County Hospital Changes Electronic Health Records Vendor to Partner with Healthland for Complete Integration

44- Bed Hospital implements leading-edge healthcare information technology

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced that Mississippi-based Tippah County Hospital has purchased Healthland’s ONC-ATCB-certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution. Tippah County is a Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospital with a 44-bed unit and long-term care facility. The healthcare provider moved to Healthland because of integration issues and outdated technology with its previous vendor.

“We had one primary goal in mind when we were evaluating EHR providers, and that was to improve patient care,” said Brad Needham, Tippah County Hospital IT Director. “Our previous solution did not fit our current needs. We needed a complete patient health record with all the available patient information in a single location to deliver the level of quality care our patients deserve. We selected Healthland because they provided a fully integrated financial and clinical EHR solution.”

“A technology provider with a rural focus is also beneficial to a hospital like us,” said Tom Hood, Tippah County Hospital CEO. “We needed a partner to provide the technology we required to increase patient care and safety; optimize our internal process to create efficiencies within the hospital; and help us achieve Meaningful Use. Healthland is one of the few providers out there who can meet all of those needs.”

Tippah County is currently implementing the Healthland EHR Solution. The healthcare provider expects to be live with Healthland’s EHR applications and begin the 90-filing period for Meaningful Use later this year.

“At Healthland, we help rural hospitals achieve their goals with technology that enables them to provide the best care for their communities today and in the years to come,” said Jim Anderson, Healthland senior vice president, sales and services. “Our certified EHR will help Tippah County Hospital achieve meaningful use, deliver quality patient care, meet government requirements and begin receiving incentive payments in the short term – and position the healthcare provider for success and growth long term.”

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: http://www.healthland.com.


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