JACKSON, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evident LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) and a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, announced today that Jackson Medical Center, a 35-bed acute care facility located in Jackson, Alabama, recently selected Thrive, Evident’s EHR solution, to replace their existing EHR system. The Alabama-based hospital is now live on nearly the entire suite of Evident products, including the EHR for hospital, financials and ancillary needs.
For Jackson, a subsidiary of Gilliard Health Service, Inc., the decision to switch back to Evident and leverage their complete EHR solution was a financial one, as collections had dropped around 75 percent under their previous vendor. According to Tom McLendon, chief operating officer for Gilliard Health Services, this drastic change in collections was something Jackson couldn’t sustain.
“We went almost six months going from $600 to $700,000 a month in cash flow to $100 to $150,000 a month in cash flow,” McLendon said. “A facility of our size would have difficulty maintaining hospital operations with this type of revenue shift.”
In addition to having prior experience with Thrive at Jackson, located about 60 miles north of Mobile, sister location Evergreen Medical Center in Evergreen, Alabama, has been an Evident client for about 25 years, solidifying their decision to return to Thrive.
McLendon added that returning to Thrive was a positive experience for his staff. “It was a fairly easy transition,” said McLendon. “The Evident training and support team wanted this to be easy for us with minimal disruption for our staff. They bent over backwards to get everything we needed done in a timely manner.”
“We are pleased to renew our partnership with Jackson Medical Center with the implementation of our Thrive EHR solution,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “We understand how important it is for rural providers to have both successful financial and patient outcomes as they work to remain viable, and we will work tirelessly to ensure they have a positive impact on the communities they serve.”
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals plus other healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., and American HealthTech, Inc. Our combined companies are focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions and services for community hospitals. TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting, and managed IT services along with their RCM product, Rycan, providing revenue cycle management workflow and automation software to hospitals, other healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. Healthland provides integrated technology solutions and services to small rural and critical access hospitals. American HealthTech is one of the nation’s largest providers of financial and clinical technology solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com.
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