Triad Hospitals Inc. rolls out Optio's proven electronic forms solution to 52 acute-care and ancillary facilities

Alpharetta 09 October 2006Triad Hospitals Inc., together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, has selected Optio Software Inc., a provider of affordable EHR, forms automation, advanced labeling and clinical document management solutions for the health care industry, to provide enterprise-wide electronic forms solutions throughout its 52 acute-care facilities in 16 states.

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The Optio MedForms Suite, an automated forms library and documents-on-demand solution, will streamline document-driven processes and reduce costs by replacing expensive preprinted registration forms. As part of the agreement, Triad will also implement Optio's Advanced Labeling and DesignStudio solutions.

"Optio's solutions have proven to be a reliable and cost-effective way to automate the forms-intensive processes in 10 of our hospitals for the past 10 years", stated Sid Tuesley, Triad's director of clinical information systems and services. "Now Medforms will help extend the benefits of forms automation across all of our hospitals."

"Optio's solution suite will also help enhance patient safety with its Advanced Labeling application, which helps identify patients through the rules-based creation of registration packs, bar-coded wristbands and labels complete with patient demographic data", added Sid Tuesley.

"We are honoured to partner with Triad hospitals to help them automate processes and improve accuracy, efficiency and patient safety across their 52 facilities", stated Mike McGuire, Optio's senior vice president and general manager of healthcare sales and services.

Triad Hospitals Inc., through its affiliates, owns and manages hospitals and ambulatory surgery centres in small cities and selected larger urban markets. Triad currently operates 52 hospitals and 12 ambulatory surgery centres in 16 states with approximately 9490 licensed beds. In addition, through its QHR subsidiary, the company provides hospital management, consulting, and advisory services to more than 180 independent community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.

Optio Software, with 25 years of experience and more than 5000 clients, worldwide, provides software solutions dedicated to helping customers achieve unprecedented speed, accuracy, functionality and quality in their inbound and outbound document processes, while extending the value of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) applications. More than 5000 organisations rely on Optio Software for innovative business process improvement solutions that allow them to reduce transactional activities and focus on core responsibilities. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Optio Software maintains European, Middle Eastern and African headquarters in Paris, France and sales offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

More than 700 health care organisations use Optio's affordable Electronic Health Record (EHR), forms automation, advanced labeling and clinical document management solutions to capture, format, scan, view, sign, archive and deliver real-time access to patient information at the point of need. More company news is available in the VMW September 2006 article Gooding Hospital selects Optio's Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution.


Leslie Versweyveld

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