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September 2, 2014

Georgia Based Jeff Davis Hospital Selects Healthland Centriq EHR for Complete Integration and Web-Based Capabilities

Healthland, a provider of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced that Jeff Davis Hospital has selected its new electronic health record (EHR) solution, Healthland Centriqâ„¢. Based in Hazelhurst, Ga., Jeff Davis Hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility. Hospital officials say they chose Healthland because of its focus on rural hospitals and experience in the rural marketplace and they selected the Centriq solution for its .NET technology platform, single database and complete integration capabilities. The new Healthland offering, designed for rural clinicians with input from rural clinicians, is intuitive and easy to use, ensuring clinician adoption, which is key to achieve Meaningful Use. Healthland Centriq also provides a superior user experience that supports the workflow of a rural hospital to help providers deliver safe, quality healthcare, and improve the patient experience.

“As we began our search for an EHR provider, we knew we were looking for an organization with a solid reputation and product for the rural marketplace,” said Jerry Schoendienst, Jeff Davis Hospital CEO. “As a critical access hospital in a rural location, we have unique requirements. While state-of-the-art technology is crucial, the solution must also be intuitive and easy to maintain. After a review of several healthcare IT providers, we found Centriq not only met our specialized needs, but it could help us achieve Meaningful Use.”

Healthland Centriq is certified as a complete EHR for Stage 1 Meaningful Use, allowing hospitals to qualify for EHR incentive payments. It can also be hosted remotely and accessible via the internet from tablets and smart phones.

“As we put together our wish list for an EHR, it was clear we wanted to partner with an organization that had an impressive reputation and client list,” said Lane Layton, Jeff Davis Hospital IT Director. “But we also required a single database and a fully integrated solution. Healthland and the Centriq solution met all of these needs for us.”

“We’ve worked with hundreds of critical access hospitals like Jeff Davis and understand the challenges they face in today’s environment,” said Jim Anderson, Healthland Senior Vice President, Sales and Services. “In fact, we used the input of rural clinicians throughout the process of developing Centriq. As a result, we have a product with a simple, intuitive user interface that requires minimal training — which is so important for rural hospitals with limited staff and resources. This easy-to-use solution also promotes clinician adoption and that is absolutely critical to achieve Meaningful Use. Greater adoption means more accurate data collection and analysis, and that means better care, which creates happier, healthier patients. Our client feedback has been extremely positive, creating strong momentum for Centriq in the rural hospital market. We are extremely pleased to add Jeff Davis Hospital to our growing list of Centriq clients.”

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