Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) keeps community hospitals technologically healthy. The company's information management software is used by more than 650 community hospitals across the US. Its IBM-based clinical and financial management programs are also used by behavioral health care organizations, rehabilitation facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals. The company offers wireless, electronic forms, and other technologies designed to make doctors' jobs easier; software for managing ancillary services such as blood banks, laboratories, and pharmacies; and software for practice management, home health, and long-term care providers. HMS was founded in 1984.
In 2010 parent company HealthTech Holdings, Inc. bought MEDHOST, a provider of information management software for emergency rooms. MEDHOST's programs were integrated to operate with HMS' Ambulatory EHR, which launched in 2009. Ambulatory EHR incorporates electronic health records with physician practice management to streamline care for patients between the physician office and hospital.
In response to new health care legislation signed in 2009, HMS created a program to assist organizations in qualifying for federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act HITECH. HMS Connex helps hospitals become compliant with electronic health record requirements.