Optio Healthcare partners with E-Hospital Consulting to deliver EHR and forms automation solutions to Texas community hospitals

Alpharetta 11 July 2007Optio Healthcare has agreed to partner with Austin, Texas-based, E-Hospital Consulting to deliver electronic health record (EHR) and forms automation solutions to hospitals throughout the state of Texas. The agreement enables Texas community hospitals, as well as other hospitals and health care systems throughout the United States, to receive the benefits of E-Hospital Consulting's implementation, training and consulting services with Optio's innovative, subscription-based health care solutions. The combined offering is expected to increase efficiencies throughout hospital operations, while accelerating ROI and enhancing the transition from manual to automated document processes.

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E-Hospital Consulting (EHC) has managed hospital IT system conversions and implementations for approximately 100 health care facilities throughout the United States with significant experience in the state of Texas. The health care consulting company focuses on predictable, standardized implementation practices with a heavy emphasis on end-user training in order to increase solution productivity, while decreasing overall costs.

EHC's Texas-based consulting projects include the total IT system implementation of 37-hospital, Medenco Inc. - which later became part of the 57-hospital, Tenet Healthcare - as well as Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Hill County Memorial Hospital.

"EHC's alliance with Optio is a win-win for both parties, because it provides community hospitals with a viable and affordable means of eliminating time-consuming manual processes, while ensuring that they can begin to see the results of their technology investment as soon as possible", stated Jack Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer of E-Hospital Consulting.

"Optio's partnership with E-Hospital Consulting underscores our commitment to providing small hospitals with EHR and forms automation solutions that not only improve document-intensive processes, but lower costs throughout the continuum of patient care", stated Mike McGuire, Optio's senior vice president and general manager of health care sales and service.

Optio Software, with 25 years of experience and more than 5500 clients, worldwide, provides software solutions dedicated to improving, managing and controlling the complete lifecycle of document-intensive processes, while extending the value of their Enterprise Resource Planning and Hospital Information Systems. More than 5500 organisations rely on Optio Software for innovative solutions that allow them to improve business processes, reduce transactional activities and focus on core responsibilities. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Optio Software maintains European, Middle Eastern and African (E.M.E.A.) headquarters in the United Kingdom and sales offices in the United States, France, Germany and The Netherlands.

More than 700 health care organisations use Optio's affordable, legal Electronic Health Record (EHR), forms automation, clinical document management, imaging and advanced labeling solutions to capture, format, scan, view, sign, and archive patient information. Optio's technology delivers real-time access to patient information throughout the continuum of care, while improving patient safety and ensuring compliance with industry requirements. More company news is available in the VMW June 2007 article Elmore Medical Center selects Optio's comprehensive EHR, forms automation, and document archive and imaging solutions.


Leslie Versweyveld

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