January 27, 2010 at 16:46 PM EST
Computer Programs and Systems Successful at Its 4th IHE Connectathon
Expands Role at Upcoming HIMSS10 Interoperability Showcase
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, today announced both its successful participation in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) 2010 Connectathon as well as its upcoming participation in the HIMSS10 Interoperability Showcase. This is the fourth time in the past five years that CPSI has participated in these efforts. The events serve as valuable tools in CPSI’s ongoing preparation for the interoperability requirements for “meaningful use” of an electronic health record (EHR) by hospitals and providers as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The IHE 2010 Connectathon, held January 11 - 15 in Chicago, Illinois, is the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry's largest electronic medical record (EMR) interoperability testing event. CPSI participated in testing of its CPSI System; a fully integrated healthcare information system designed to provide community and specialty hospitals with a complete EMR. During the Connectathon, IHE profiles are utilized to test standards-based measures of a healthcare information system’s ability to accurately communicate with other external information systems. The CPSI System was not only able to demonstrate interoperability in compliance with IHE profiles, but also met the more stringent Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) federally recognized Interoperability Specifications. The CPSI System was also recognized as a “secure node” at the event, a designation indicating that a system as a whole is able to function securely within a health information exchange.
Building on its success at the IHE Connectathon, CPSI will also be presenting its healthcare IT solution at the HIMSS10 Interoperability Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia. The Showcase is part of the 2010 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition from March 1 - 3, 2010. Designed as a Health Information Exchange (HIE)-based environment, the Showcase includes clinical scenarios acted out in a live environment over multiple vendor systems and enabled by the standards-based IHE framework and HITSP Interoperability Specifications. This will be CPSI’s fourth year as a participant in the Showcase, and this year the Company has accepted an expanded role in the clinical scenarios. In addition to its active participation in the Interoperability Showcase, CPSI will also be available at HIMSS10 booth #1744 to answer questions and provide demonstrations of the CPSI System.
About Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare information solutions for community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 47 states. Founded in 1979, the Company is a single-source vendor providing comprehensive software and hardware products, complemented by complete installation services and extensive support. Its fully integrated, enterprise-wide system automates clinical and financial data management in each of the primary functional areas of a hospital. CPSI’s staff of over 1,000 technical, healthcare, medical and business management professionals provides system implementation and continuing support services as part of a comprehensive program designed to respond to clients’ information needs in a constantly changing healthcare environment. For more information, visit www.cpsinet.com.
Darrell G. West, 251-639-8100
Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer
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