NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.(R) (HMS) announced today it is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a hospital information technology provider. HMS has grown throughout the years to become one of the top HIT vendors; they currently develop, sell and support integrated clinical and financial hospital information systems and services. Over the last decade, HMS has expanded its primary market of community and rural hospitals to include behavioral, rehabilitation, LTAC facilities and multi-entity healthcare organizations nationwide.
"We're honored to be celebrating this milestone with our customers all across the country," said Tom Stephenson, president and chief executive officer of HMS. "As a leader in the healthcare industry, we are looking forward to the next 25 years, during which HMS will continue to change with this dynamic field. But our dedication to helping our hospitals increase productivity, develop technologically, and ultimately provide the best patient care possible, is unwavering."
HMS' innovations and company vision has enabled them to be a major leader in the industry. Recently, in reaction to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), HMS has implemented an action plan to help resolve issues that hospitals, specifically community hospitals, will face as they strive to achieve a full EHR by 2012.
"On behalf of our executives, I'd like to extend our endless appreciation to our employees, who have tirelessly worked to bring this company to where it is today," said Paul Agee, executive vice president and chief financial officer for HMS. "They have helped our customers become more efficient, more profitable and more technologically advanced than ever before, and they continue to improve the daily lives of clinicians and patients across the country."
For more than two decades, HMS has been recognized for local and industry-wide honors. In 1999, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce named HMS one of its "Music City Future 50" for its outstanding growth. Additionally, HMS was awarded the "Best in KLAS" award by KLAS Enterprises in 2001 and 2002. And HMS was one of the first HIT vendors in the industry whose inpatient EHR was CCHIT Certified(sm) for 2007.
Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (R) (HMS) is a Nashville-based healthcare company that develops, sells and supports integrated clinical and financial hospital information systems and services. Founded in 1984, HMS counts among its customers over 600 community hospitals; behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities; and multi-entity healthcare organizations nationwide. With the HMS system, caregivers are able to increase their efficiency in delivering quality care with an emphasis on improving patient safety. For more information, please visit www.hmstn.com or call 800.383.3317.
|SOURCE Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.|
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