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MEDHOST Perioperative Market Share Expansion Continues with Licensing of Surgery Solutions to North Carolina Hospital

81-bed Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital sees efficiencies, rapid ROI with MEDHOST surgical suite

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Oct. 8, 2014 – Driven by growth plans that include taking on more orthopedic and GI procedures than ever before, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital is replacing its legacy perioperative system with surgical solutions from MEDHOST, Inc. The 81-bed Elkin, North Carolina, hospital wanted a proven, rock-solid perioperative software platform, so they chose MEDHOST’s Advanced Perioperative Information Management System (PIMS), which includes a complete Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS).

Hospital leaders plan to see sweeping results from their expanded MEDHOST partnership, including improved perioperative patient flow, clinician adoption and higher revenues. Hospitals of all sizes can expect these perioperative improvements from MEDHOST because its PIMS platform aligns with existing surgical workflows and offers robust scheduling, charge capture and reporting capabilities.

Patient Care Results-

As Hugh Chatham’s longtime healthcare IT partner, MEDHOST has consistently helped enhance financial and patient care results. A MEDHOST Customer since 2005, Hugh Chatham and the community it serves have long benefited from powerful MEDHOST technology, including its Emergency Department Information System and PatientFlow HD solutions.

“We believe that MEDHOST’s prior success here will be replicated in the surgery department with MEDHOST’s perioperative solutions, including AIMS,” said Lee Powe, CIO for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. “In 2015, we expect an influx of OR cases as we take on more orthopedic and GI procedures, so improving scheduling and overall processes is crucial. Armed with tools we never had, we can now maximize surgery department revenue and reduce costs, core elements in our long-term strategy.”

Surgical Solutions-

Clinicians voted for MEDHOST surgical solutions because they fit existing workflows, rather than force clinicians to change their proven processes.

“We are most excited about the clinical improvements this will bring – our goal always to improve the patient experience,” said Paula Moore, vice president of clinical operations at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.

“Like all MEDHOST clinical solutions, PIMS was born from the vision and contributions of clinicians,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “Hugh Chatham entrusts its biggest revenue centers to MEDHOST with our EDIS and perioperative solutions. That’s the greatest compliment we can have from a Customer, and it’s a responsibility we take seriously.”

Especially, MEDHOST supports the entire continuum of surgical care by:

  • Specifically, Reducing surgery delays
  • Improving patient care and satisfaction
  • Streamlining patient tracking and communication
  • Offering powerful nursing documentation, anesthesia charting and decision support
  • Also, Providing robust reporting and mobile capabilities


MEDHOST, Inc. is a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to approximately 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our healthcare management system includes intuitive, easy-to-use and SaaS-enabled solutions complemented by a robust suite of managed hosting, outsourcing and consulting services that are changing how clinicians and hospital leaders work and communicate, while generating notable operational, patient flow, care and revenue improvements. Specifically, MEDHOST delivers value by enabling hospitals of all types and all sizes. Especially, this is to better manage care and the business of healthcare while meeting evolving regulatory requirements.

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Samra Khan
Senior Communications Specialist
615-761-1000, ext. 2119


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