June 12, 2006 10:00 ET

MEDHOST Selected as Newest Member of Electronic Health Records Vendor Association

MEDHOST Joins Trade Association to Help Promote the Rapid Adoption of Electronic Health Records

ADDISON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- MEDHOST, the leading provider of Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS), today announced that it was named a member of the Electronic Health Records Vendors Association (EHRVA), an organization dedicated to promoting industrywide adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR). EHRVA, comprised of approximately 40 invitation-only member companies, is a partner of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the healthcare industry's membership organization, which is exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health.

"It is an honor for MEDHOST to be invited into EHRVA, an organization whose main purpose is to help promote efficiency in the medical industry through adoption of EHR technology," said John Griffith, director of data and integration solutions at MEDHOST. "Hospitals across the nation have adopted MEDHOST's EDIS to simplify their ED, increase efficiency and patient safety, and to complement their EHR technology. MEDHOST fully supports EHRVA's initiatives to provide the medical industry with standardized certification processes, help define interoperability, define new data export standards and to promote incentive programs for hospitals, which would lead to safer and more cost-efficient solutions for everyone involved."

EHRVA was established in November 2004, and represents approximately 40 EHR vendors that have united with a primary mission of providing a forum for the vendor community to address national efforts relative to health information interoperability, standards, EHR certification, performance and quality measures, and other evolving government, industry and physician association initiatives and requests.

MEDHOST's easy-to-use EDIS helps clinicians quickly and accurately enter data, creating efficient emergency departments that result in shorter wait times, increased patient safety and better financial performance. MEDHOST currently serves facilities such as Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, the Lifespan Health System of Rhode Island, and the Baylor Healthcare System in Texas. MEDHOST is the preferred EDIS provider of VHA Inc., a national cooperative serving more than 2,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations.


HIMSS Electronic Health Record Vendors Association (EHRVA) is a trade association of EHR vendors that joined together to lead the HIT industry in the accelerated adoption of electronic health records in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the US. Representing an estimated 90% of the installed EHR systems in the US, the association provides a forum for the vendor community to speak with a unified voice relative to standards development, the EHR certification process, interoperability, performance and quality measures, and other EHR issues as they become subject to increasing government, insurance and provider driven initiatives and requests. Membership is open to HIMSS corporate members with legally formed companies designing, developing and marketing their own commercially available EHRs with installations in the USA. The association, comprised of approximately 40 member companies, is a partner of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and operates as an organizational unit within HIMSS. For more information, visit

About MEDHOST, Inc.

MEDHOST is a software solutions company that provides highly visual, easy-to-use process management technology for the healthcare industry. The MEDHOST product suite has been adopted by leading institutions throughout the United States and has proven to dramatically improve emergency department processes and increase Customer satisfaction. MEDHOST was named "#1 Best in KLAS" for Emergency Department Vendors in 2004 and 2005, as detailed in the "Top 20 Year End Best in KLAS" report (published Dec. 15, 2004 and 2005), which measures performance based on Customer evaluations of vendor performance. Products include real-time patient tracking, clinical documentation, order entry and comprehensive reporting. MEDHOST is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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