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|Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. EMR System Users Are First Hospitals in Oklahoma to Receive Stimulus Funds|
MOBILE, Ala., Feb 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, today announced that Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center and McCurtain Memorial Hospital, both of whom utilize the Company's EMR system, were the first hospitals in the state of Oklahoma to receive an electronic health record (EHR) adoption incentive payment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Each facility received a payment on February 2, 2011, of over $700,000 in stimulus funds made available under the Act, which promotes adoption of EHRs by health care providers. In order to qualify for funds under the program, hospitals must be users of an EMR system certified to support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required under the ARRA. The CPSI EMR System, Version 17, was certified as a Complete EHR by CCHIT, an ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body, in November 2010.
Leadership at both hospitals is pleased that their partnership with CPSI has supported their efforts in advancing the use of EHRs in their facilities, thus resulting in the payment of stimulus funds. "When we started this process, we had no idea we would get this kind of stimulus payment. These funds will allow us to continue the momentum to achieve our long-term technology goals," said Bristol Messer, Chief Executive Officer of McCurtain Memorial Hospital. Nancy Frier, Chief Financial Officer of Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, added, "Our hospital is committed to improving the patient care we deliver through the use of advanced technology. Receiving the stimulus payments benefits the hospital - and ultimately our patients - by allowing us to continue to move forward with this initiative."
"We are very proud to be the EMR system provider for the first hospitals in Oklahoma to receive incentive payments. CPSI has been proactive in providing assistance to all our customers who are intent on receiving stimulus funding as early as possible, and we will continue our efforts to that end," said Mike Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CPSI.
About Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare information solutions for community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 46 states and the District of Columbia. 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 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 http://www.cpsinet.com.
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