Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. Selects Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. to Provide Information System; Adds 1,345 beds to HMS Monitor® integrated behavioral system

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HMS today announced the company has been selected by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) in Brentwood, Tenn. to provide the HMS Monitor® integrated behavioral health IT system to fourteen additional PSI facilities.

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS) today announced the company has been selected by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) in Brentwood, Tenn. to provide the HMS Monitor® integrated behavioral health IT system to fourteen additional PSI facilities. The behavioral health provider selected HMS to provide a clinical and financial software system including Pharmacy, Executive View, Patient Accounting, Health Information Management, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, HMS Report Archive and Referral Tracking. The additional facilities are:

  • Alliance Health Center (Meridian, MS)
  • Millwood Hospital (Arlington, TX)
  • Fort Lauderdale Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Summit Hospital (Summit, NJ)
  • Palmetto Low Country Behavioral Health (North Charleston, SC)
  • Pee Dee Behavioral Health (Florence, SC)
  • Pride Institute (Eden Prairie, MN)
  • Whisper Ridge (Leesburg, VA)
  • Brentwood Hospital (Shreveport, LA)
  • Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare (Jackson, MS)
  • Compass Hospital (San Antonio, TX)
  • The Peaks Health Services (Santa Teresa, NM)
  • Mission Vista Behavioral Health (San Antonio, TX)
  • Laurel Ridge Treatment Center (San Antonio, TX)

“We are honored to grow our relationship with Psychiatric Solutions in the delivery of an industry acclaimed software platform to further the level of care to these fourteen additional Psychiatric Solution facilities,” said John Doss III, co-founder and Executive Vice President of HMS. “Our software expertise and understanding of the Psychiatric Solutions business model together with the knowledge and experience of the staff at these fourteen facilities will be a foundation to provide quality care well into the future.”

About Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS) is a Nashville-based healthcare company that provides information technology systems that integrate clinical and financial applications on a single IBM platform. With 450 community and rural hospitals nationwide, the HMS Monitor® system facilitates caregivers in delivering quality care with an emphasis on improving patient safety. The company offers a full clinical and financial suite including browser-based tools for acute care hospitals, behavioral, rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities. HMS provides integrated technology solutions that solve real business problems facing hospitals today such as: Patient Safety, Ancillary Systems, Patient Access, Revenue Cycle and Financial Management. For more information, please visit http://www.hmstn.com or call (800) 383-3317.

About Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.

Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. offers an extensive continuum of behavioral health programs to critically ill children, adolescents and adults through its operation of 34 owned or leased freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities with more than 4,000 beds as of July 1, 2004. The company also manages freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities for government agencies and psychiatric inpatient units within general acute care hospitals owned by others. Psychiatric Solutions confidentially cares for individuals and families struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues by creating pathways to positive outcomes.

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