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New Heartland Contract Provides Transcription Services to HealthTrust Purchasing Group Members

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 14 Heartland Information Services, a national provider of medical transcription services, has signed a new three-year agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HealthTrust), one of the nation's leading health care group purchasing organizations. The agreement covers dictation, transcription and document delivery services.

"Through this agreement, HealthTrust members will have access to customizable technical solutions that can provide significant cost savings and other financial advantages. This comes at a time when it's crucial for health systems and hospitals to cut costs without sacrificing patient care," said Jerry Cirino, president and chief executive officer of Heartland.

As a provider of transcription services, Heartland offers HealthTrust members a single, fully integrated platform that can interface with virtually any facility's existing technology platform. This includes Heartland's GEMSTAR(TM) dictation and transcription system and Tracker Plus(TM) document delivery and reporting system. These systems allow users to track a document in real time from dictation through delivery. Heartland currently serves more than 50 HealthTrust facilities.

About Heartland Information Services

Heartland Information Services specializes in high-quality, full-service medical transcription, providing financial and service advantages that help its clients reach or exceed goals. Heartland provides efficiency, reliability and management capabilities while interfacing with virtually any health information system and software. Heartland's corporate headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio, with work centers in Bangalore, Chennai, and Delhi, India. For more information, visit www.heartlandis.com.

About HealthTrust Purchasing Group

HealthTrust Purchasing Group, headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports nearly 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and alternate care sites. With an annual purchasing volume by its members of more than $15 billion, HealthTrust is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring their timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving its services to the patients, physicians and clinicians it serves. HealthTrust is located at 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027. For more information, visit www.healthtrustpg.com.

Contact: Dennis Paulik Executive VP, Sales and Business Development Heartland Information Services 888-427-6913 dpaulik@heartlandis.com Joel Hochanadel Senior VP, Strategic Communication R/P Marketing Public Relations 419-241-2221 jhochanadel@r-p.com

SOURCE Heartland Information Services
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