HMS announced today that one of its clients has acheived stage 1 meaningful use thanks to the use of HMS' electronic health record (EHR) technology.
Crittenden Regional Hospital, a 152-bed facility located in West Memphis, Ark., has met Stage 1 meaningful use criteria for Medicare and Medicaid with the certified electronic health record (EHR) from Healthcare Management Systems Inc.® (HMS). Crittenden Regional also engaged HMS’ EHR Initiatives Group for meaningful use consulting services to help accelerate the attestation process.
Crittenden Regional successfully attested with the certified HMS EHR, which is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The hospital leadership credits the meaningful use attestation to organization-wide commitment and its partnership with HMS.
Longtime health care IT player Healthcare Management Systems announced today that one of its clients in Kentucky is one of the first hospitals in the state to use the company's platform to share data with the new Kentucky Health Information exchange.
Hospitals use HMS Connex to link with HIEs, which enable the sharing of vital data among providers regardless of the clinical applications they use. HMS Connex uses open-source technology and is completely integrated with the HMS enterprise platform of applications and hardware that comprise its certified electronic health record (EHR). With a single sign-on, Rockcastle Regional physicians can view data from KHIE within the HMS application as part of their normal workflow.
Earlier this year, Rockcastle's relationship with HMS helped it receive more than $600,000 in government incentives.
Brentwood hospital chain RegionalCare Hospital Partners has signed a deal with Nashville's Healthcare Management Systems for hosted and managed clinical and financial applications for its hospials, as well as the HMS Emergency Department Information System for some of its facilities.
RegionalCare, founded in 2009, currently operates hospitals in Alabama, Iowa and Ohio.
Healthcare Management Systems has a deal to provide a full suite if electronic health record products to 49-bed Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, Ky. HMS, which plans to move to Franklin in 2012 to accommodate growth, currently works with nearly 700 community hospitals and specialty-care facilities across the country.
Healthcare Management Systems' is expanding its data center capacity for HMS Direct, the Nashville company's remote hositng and management services provider for community hospitals, by moving its hosting infrastructure into the Nashville facility of data center company Peak 10.
According to HMS President and CEO Tom Stephenson, more than 60 percent of the company's sales pipeline is for managed IT solutions.