Union General Hospital in Farmerville, Louisiana, US, has selected Healthcare Management Systems’ (HMS) comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) to improve the quality of patient care and for meaningful use attestation.
The hospital has also obtained HMS’s emergency department information system, HMS EDIS, powered by MEDHOST, which in addition to HMS is an affiliate company owned by HealthTech Holdings (HHI).
Union General Hospital chief executive officer Evalyn Ormond said HMS offers training and technical support, and has helped many hospitals get to meaningful use.
"Also, our clinicians felt the system was user-friendly and met all of their criteria. All of these qualities were very important to us," Ormond added.
The HMS EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Drummond Group is an ONC-authorised testing and certification body that provides meaningful use certification for EHR systems and applications.
HMS president and chief operating officer Steve Starkey said Union General Hospital needed software and systems from a healthcare company they could trust as a long-term partner for achieving clinical, financial and operating goals, including attesting for meaningful use.
"We are pleased that Union General Hospital’s leadership recognised HMS’s commitment to helping providers become more efficient while increasing their quality of care and making meaningful use attestation a reality," Starkey added.