Another 17 Hospitals Achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use with Certified EHR from Healthcare Management Systems

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthcare Management Systems Inc.® (HMS) today announced that 17 more hospitals have met Stage 1 meaningful use criteria using the certified electronic health record (EHR) from HMS. By successfully attesting for Stage 1 meaningful use with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), hospitals can receive payments from EHR incentive programs.

The HMS EHR offers advanced reporting tools throughout the attestation process that help hospitals assess current capabilities and more efficiently achieve meaningful use.

“HMS’ easy-to-use EHR helps hospitals quickly adapt to healthcare’s ever-changing needs, including meaningful use,” said Heidi Kemp, vice president of the HMS EHR Initiatives Group. “In addition, hospitals that partner with our meaningful use consultants gain a better understanding of clinical quality measures. They receive expert guidance and benefit from best practices to help accelerate the attestation process.”

The following facilities recently attested for Stage 1 meaningful use with HMS’ certified EHR:

  • Arkansas Surgical Hospital in North Little Rock, Ark.
  • Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo.
  • Carson City Hospital in Carson City, Mich.
  • Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga.
  • Community Hospital of Anaconda in Anaconda, Mont.
  • Delta Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Hills and Dales General Hospital in Cass City, Mich.
  • Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, Fla.
  • Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tenn.
  • Memorial Hospital of Adel in Adel, Ga.
  • Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minn.
  • Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga.
  • Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.
  • North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay, Ga.
  • Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, Maine
  • Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Ill.
  • Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Miss.

“HMS is proud to deliver high-quality clinical applications that help our customers quickly meet meaningful use requirements within efficient and safe patient-care environments,” said Tom Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of HMS. “We share our customers’ commitment to continuously improving patient care and safety, and HMS is dedicated to providing user-friendly information technology that makes healthcare innovation possible.”

About HMS

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 700 community hospitals; behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care facilities; and multi-entity healthcare organizations nationwide. For more information, please visit www.hmstn.com.

HMS is part of HealthTech Holdings Inc., a health information technology holding company that owns HMS, MEDHOST and Sentry Healthcare Services. HealthTech Holdings’ mission is to acquire and manage technology companies focused on the creation of value for the healthcare industry. More information is available at www.healthtechholdings.com.



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