Barton County Memorial Hospital Selects Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. to Provide Hospital Information System. 42 bed Hospital to Implement Integrated Clinical and Financial Software

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(HMS) today announced the company has been selected by Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, Mo. to provide the HMS MonitorÂ? integrated hospital information system. The 42-bed acute care hospital selected HMS to provide a clinical and financial software system that will improve clinician access to information, increase staff productivity, improve business operations and create the electronic patient record.

Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS) today announced the company has been selected by Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, Mo. to provide the HMS Monitor™ integrated hospital information system. The 42-bed acute care hospital selected HMS to provide a clinical and financial software system that will improve clinician access to information, increase staff productivity, improve business operations and create the electronic patient record.

“We are excited to help Barton County Hospital utilize the power of technology to provide the highest level of patient care and improved business results,” said John Doss III, co-founder and Executive Vice President of HMS. “Our software expertise and understanding of community hospitals will be a foundation for the medical staff at Barton County Hospital to continue to serve their community well into the future.”

The HMS Monitor™ system allows both financial and clinical data to be accessed in real-time from anywhere inside a hospital and even remotely via an internet browser. Now physicians view patient charts from their home, business office managers review month end numbers while traveling, specialists consult with attending clinicians from far away and the local community rests better knowing that your town has the best level of care available.

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 more than 425 community and rural hospital clients 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 Barton County Memorial Hospital

Barton County Memorial Hospital is an acute care hospital serving the Lamar, Missouri community. Serving as the first Chairman of the Board, Mr. H. C. Chancellor and other local citizens decided that a hospital would be the most appropriate way to honor their local veterans who made the supreme sacrifice in WWII. With that "Vision" Barton County Memorial Hospital became a reality on October 2, 1949. With more than forty-five beds, the facility has a full-service staff of medical and nursing professionals and full Radiology, Lab, Emergency Room and Support services departments.

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