Misys Healthcare Systems teams with Foundation Management Services to provide affordable homecare technology

Raleigh 01 February 2005Misys Healthcare Systems has entered into an agreement with Foundation Management Services as part of a joint strategy to provide Misys Homecare in an Application Service Provider (ASP) environment for start-up to mid-size homecare and hospice agencies seeking affordable advanced software to automate clinical and financial operations. The contract is Misys' first successful venture to broaden sales channels of Misys Homecare into the managed services organisation (MSO) market.

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"Misys' ability to host Misys Homecare over the Internet as an alternative outsourcing solution to a costly and complex IT infrastructure investment helps those small- to mid-size agencies offer affordable and high quality home health, hospice and private duty services", stated Steven Anderson, director of product development, Foundation Management Services. "We're proud to partner with Misys and help them expand their high performance homecare software into the MSO market to enable agencies to provide the best possible care while reducing costs."

Foundation Management Services, in Denton, Texas, a suburb in Dallas/Fort Worth area, provides an array of services and creative solutions to homecare and hospice agencies in Texas including financial and clinical management, billing and collections, education and consulting, information systems and business development. The company plans to extend its business operations nationally.

"We selected Misys Healthcare Systems to help us achieve national recognition of our unique capabilities, to accelerate growth in new segments of the homecare market and to remain compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations", stated Marcylle Combs, owner and president, Foundation Management Services. "We are pleased to partner with Misys, an expert in homecare and hospice software solutions. Misys Homecare's overall clinical and point-of-care system functionalities ideally meet the unique needs of our clients."

"Misys is excited to support this new business channel relationship with Foundation Management Services. It will allow our company to help homecare agencies enhance the quality of their patient care delivery and manage their day-to-day fiscal and scheduling operations by providing the best leading clinical homecare software available", stated Betty Feth, president of Misys Healthcare Systems' Homecare Systems Business Unit.

Part of the Misys Optimum product family, Misys Homecare recently earned a Best In KLAS Award in Hospice, which is a Speciality Niche Category of the "Top 20 Year-End Best in KLAS Awards" Report released December 15, 2004.

Misys Healthcare Systems develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of health care. With 25 years of industry experience, Misys currently serves more than 92.000 physicians in 18.000 practice locations, 1250 hospitals, 600 home care providers and hundreds of commercial laboratories, clinics, managed services and other related organisations.

Misys' family of clinical products and Web-based technologies - Misys Optimum solutions - are designed from the ground up to share patient data across all medical care settings. Misys Optimum connects community-based physicians and caregivers to the acute care enterprise, enabling increased efficiencies, better decision-making and improved hospital-physician relations. More Misys news can be found in the VMW February 2005 article University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects CoPathPlus from Misys to enhance pathology operations, system integration and support.


Leslie Versweyveld

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