NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) has selected Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.® (HMS), to provide a full suite of integrated clinical and financial information system applications for the 25-bed hospital in Claremont, N.H.
The HMS system is an enterprise-wide technology solution implemented in more than 680 community hospitals and specialty care facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. Patricia Witthaus, director of information systems, said VRH wanted an IT partner that understood community hospitals, owned all major components of the system (inpatient/emergency department/physician practice) and could deliver the full suite of products as an application service provider (ASP).
“To meet the growing needs of our business, patients, physicians and community, we needed a fully integrated system at an affordable price that is offered as a hosted solution, requiring less direct IT support for hardware and software and allowing our staff more time to optimize our systems to enhance patient care and safety and meet meaningful use,” said Witthaus. “Additionally, all our hospital departments identified true systems integration as their No. 1 need, and HMS was the only vendor who could offer us that.”
Claire Bowen, VRH chief executive officer, said, “This upgrade of our information systems is a top priority for VRH as we continue to identify opportunities to improve care for our patients and community. We plan to become a flagship site for HMS in the New England region.”
“Our comprehensive product suite delivered via our ASP model is a great fit for hospitals like Valley Regional,” said Tom Stephenson, chief executive officer of HMS. “This model enables them to address their most important needs immediately, keep an open flow of information among all departments on the patient care continuum and take advantage of the financial benefits that ASP offers. We are very excited to bring them on board.”
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. The HMS EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.hmstn.com.
About Valley Regional Hospital
Valley Regional Healthcare operates Valley Regional Hospital, designated as a rural community critical access hospital, Connecticut Valley Home Care and Hospice and seven outpatient practices, specializing in orthopaedics, internal, family and pediatric medicine, oncology, cardiology, obstetrics, gynecology and general surgery.
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