FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. today announced that Aspire Hospital, a physician-owned, 30-bed specialty hospital in Conroe, Texas, has selected the integrated clinical and financial applications from HMS and the highly intuitive, integrated Physician Documentation application from Patient Logic.
Aspire Hospital chose to have the HMS enterprise EHR and Physician Documentation application remotely hosted and managed through HMS DirectSM. Through this hosting option, the fully integrated solution is delivered via a secure, high-speed connection and provides a direct path to meeting Meaningful Use and Healthcare Reform requirements. HMS Direct provides for quicker implementation, reduction of upfront capital costs and improved utilization of the hospital’s IT staff since all backups and maintenance are handled by HMS staff.
“While our main objective was finding an enterprise solution, we sought a partner that would help us seamlessly transition to electronic health records and more automated clinical and billing processes without any major interruptions in our business,” said Brian Neal, chief executive officer for Aspire Hospital. “Many of our staff was already familiar with the deep value provided by HMS solutions, its leading industry technology and outstanding customer service. When we learned about HMS’ managed IT services and its record of helping Customers attest for Meaningful Use, we knew we found the long-term partner we were seeking.”
Located approximately 40 miles north of Houston, Aspire Hospital offers specialty services, including diagnostic imaging, comprehensive oncology and adult behavioral health. The hospital is currently expanding its service lines to include an ambulatory sleep center, and it is further advancing its imaging and oncology services.
“Maintaining the information technology needed to provide excellent care and meet regulatory standards in today’s evolving healthcare environment is a burgeoning challenge for many hospital leaders. Through HMS Direct, we provide a proven alternative to on-premise hosting so hospitals can more effectively allocate and leverage available resources while keeping an eye on their bottom line,” said Steve Starkey, president of HMS. “Aspire Hospital is a great example of a facility that is able to put a greater focus on patient care and overall growth by leveraging the latest available technology.”
About Aspire Hospital
Aspire Hospital, LLC, is a physician-owned hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital is meeting the community’s needs by utilizing the latest technology with competent, compassionate care. Specialty services include diagnostic imaging, comprehensive oncology and adult behavioral health.
Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) delivers enterprise-wide value with its portfolio of proprietary clinical and financial software developed exclusively for community and specialty hospitals. The HMS portfolio also includes departmental solutions for surgery management and the emergency department. Founded in 1984, HMS currently serves more than 700 community hospitals, multi-entity healthcare organizations and behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care facilities. HMS is part of HealthTech, a health information technology company with a family of brands that also includes MEDHOST and Patient Logic.