The HSC Pediatric Center Selects HMS to Provide Information Technology Infrastructure

Thursday, December 18, 2008 General News
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18 Healthcare Management Systems,Inc.(R) (HMS) announced today that it was selected by The HSC Pediatric Center(HSC) to supply a full system of integrated clinical and financial software.The new HMS digital hospital system will include advanced clinical solutionsfor the 130-bed children's rehabilitation hospital in Washington, DC, and willget them closer to an electronic health record (EHR) for their patients.

"HMS will provide an integrated financial and clinical package for bothour inpatient and outpatient areas, which will facilitate continuity in carefor our patients and decision support for our staff," said Debbie Holson, vicepresident of patient care services for HSC. "Components such as computerizedphysician order entry and weight-based medication solutions will enhancepatient safety and improve care."

In the search for a new system, HSC's goal was to have an integratedsolution that focuses on pediatric needs and paperless documentation forclinicians. HMS' inpatient EHR is CCHIT Certified(sm) for 2007, and because ofHMS' long history with community hospitals, the implementation reinforces TheHSC Pediatric Center's commitment to provide quality, patient-centered carefor the community.

"This is a big step for us," said Bruce Goldman, chief operating officerof HSC. "I am very pleased that our senior management team found a system thatperfectly fits our patient care, and quality of care vision, as well as thefinancial and management demands of the organization at a very competitiveprice."

"The customer service demonstrated by HMS was instrumental in our decisionto make them our vendor of choice," Holson concluded.

"We are honored to have been selected by The HSC Pediatric Center toprovide the technology and services that will enable the organization toachieve their goals of providing quality care to the patients and familiesthey serve," said Steve Starkey, chief operating officer of HMS. "We lookforward to helping The HSC Pediatric Center achieve their vision of leadershipin pediatric rehabilitative services in the Washington-Baltimore area."

About HMS

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (R) (HMS) is a Nashville-basedhealthcare company that develops, sells and supports integrated clinical andfinancial hospital information systems and services. Founded in 1984, HMScounts among its customers over 600 community hospitals; behavioral,rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities; and multi-entityhealthcare organizations nationwide. With the HMS system, caregivers are ableto increase their efficiency in delivering quality care with an emphasis onimproving patient safety. For more information, please visit or call 800.383.3317.

About The HSC Pediatric Center

The HSC Pediatric Center, (formerly The Hospital for Sick Children) is theonly Washington, DC, metropolitan area community health provider dedicatedexclusively to providing quality rehabilitative and specialty services forinfants, children and adolescents with special needs and their families. TheHSC Pediatric Center is part of the HSC Health Care System, comprised of TheHSC Foundation and Health Services for Children with Special Needs. ThePediatric Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and CARF (TheRehabilitation Accreditation Commission). For more information please visithttp;// or call The HSC Pediatric CenterCommunications Department at 202.635.6162.

SOURCE Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.

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