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Booth 1303

Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations

The new Allscripts is the clear leader in software, services, information and connectivity solutions that empower physicians and other healthcare providers to deliver best-in-class patient safety, clinical outcomes and financial results. Nationwide, more than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and thousands of other healthcare providers in clinics, post-acute care facilities, and homecare agencies utilize Allscripts solutions to automate and connect their clinical and business operations. Together with our clients, Allscripts is transforming our disconnected ‘healthcare’ system into a connected system of ‘health.’

Allscripts Says: Do you know why The Time Is NOW to adopt electronic health records? Learn more about the Stimulus incentives at the Allscripts booth (1303) at HIMSS. We’ll be talking about why you should begin taking steps NOW toward implementation.

API api

Booth 2007

Jim Klink, VP of Sales

API Healthcare is the leading provider of human capital management solutions to the healthcare industry including time and attendance, staffing and scheduling, patient classification, payroll, human resource, and business intelligence. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has more than 600 installations in the North America, with clients ranging in size from 500 employees to more than 30,000 employees. The company’s Payrollmation® system has been rated by KLAS as the top time and attendance system for the last seven years.

API Says: As the experts in optimizing human capital management in the healthcare industry, we can help with some of your most pressing business concerns: minimizing labor costs, increasing employee satisfaction and improving patient outcomes.


Booth 612

Tammi DeVore, Sr Healthcare Marketing Manager


AT&T Mobility is the leader in healthcare communications, combining innovation and industry experience to use technology in new ways and in new places. We are committed to helping you transform healthcare delivery by wirelessly enabling clinician workflow. Using our ecosystem of alliance vendors, AT&T provides products and services that meet your goals of improved patient care and business productivity.

AT&T Says: Discover new ways to mobilize your clinicians, launch new telehealth solutions, and integrate devices within the Healthcare enterprise system. Interact with innovative technologies, speak with specialists and discuss unique solutions for your organization.

AT&T will demonstrate cellular and WiFi communication solutions for healthcare providers which enable delivery of real-time data via smartphones and other mobile devices. These solutions include Enterprise Paging, Results Reporting, Alerting, ePrescribing, Physician Portals, Homecare, Decision Support and Communications for healthcare professionals. All solutions serve to improve the quality of care and improve the efficiency of operations.


Booth 7030

Jody Meehan Director, Marketing & Communications
(248) 823-0900

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an Information Technology and Web Products & Services provider for hospitals and health systems, is committed to creating value for clients through customized, flexible solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day operations, CareTech offers clients expert services across the entire patient data lifecycle.

CareTech Soluions Says: CareTech Solutions won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) market segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report. CareTech’s Best in KLAS distinction follows the company’s achievement of market-leading overall performance scores in KLAS’ 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study.

Cumberland Consulting Groupcumblerland

Booth 4475

Jim Lewis
Managing Partner
(615) 373-4470

Cumberland Consulting Group is a national technology implementation and project management firm serving ambulatory, acute, and post-acute healthcare providers. Through the implementation of new technologies, we help our clients advance the quality of care they deliver, and improve their business performance. Cumberland is also a great place to work, placing fifth on Consulting Magazine’s 2008 ranking of America’s Best Small Firms to Work For.

Cumberland Consulting Group Says: Learn about a new alternative. We are a relatively new company with an excellent delivery record and a lean operating model that allows us to deliver big company results at a very attractive price. Our clients appreciate our business approach and the small firm commitment and attention we provide. We love our work and we take the success of our clients very personally.


Booth 1673
Greg Morehouse
(866) 409-5723 x2252

dbMotion’s SOA-based health interoperability and intelligence solution enables healthcare organizations and health information exchanges (HIEs) to meaningfully integrate and leverage their information assets, driving improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. dbMotion transforms care through the creation of an integrated patient record that bridges gaps between inpatient/acute care and community care.

 db Motion Says: Consider this—eligible hospitals that achieve ‘meaningful use’ of patient information today will be positioned to benefit from bonus incentive payments under Medicare through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Can your IT investment demonstrate significant clinical and financial impact while providing true interoperability? dbMotion can. Stop by to learn how.


Booth 2603

Eclipsys Corporation
Three Ravinia Drive
Atlanta, GA 30346-2156
Toll-free: (800) 869-8300
PeakPractice Sales: 877-633-6683 x657

As The Outcomes Company®, Eclipsys offers advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations achieve improved clinical, financial and operational outcomes.

Eclipsys Says: Visit Eclipsys in Booth #2603, Hall A, during HIMSS09 to see how real organizations with real challenges are using our solutions to drive performance and improve outcomes. In addition to our Sunrise Enterprise ™ solution suite, we’ll showcase our Web-based Eclipsys Practice Solutions, the cost- and resource-efficient practice management and EMR solutions, along with our new Eclipsys Performance Management solutions—(Sunrise EPSi™, Sunrise Clinical Analytics™, Sunrise Patient Flow™) that create actionable information to guide the timely, enterprise-wide intervention critical to positive performance.


Booth 4459

Andrea Lesh, VP of Sales & Marketing

e-MDs is a leading developer of healthcare software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management. With e-MDs, medical practices can visit, code and bill with a single application. e-MDs – Charting The Future of Healthcare.

e-MDs Says: Come see the integrated EHR/PM solution Top Ranked by medical societies, including the AAFP and ACP, for its Functionality and Ease of Use. Get a hands on demonstration of the most flexible, scalable and user friendly solution on the market today, and ask about our “next generation” product line coming very soon.

Enterprise Software Developmententerprise software

Booth 7927

Joseph Torti, President
5151 Monroe St. Suite 101
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Enterprise Software Development is a leading independent consulting firm dedicated to assisting healthcare organizations with their diversified business and Information Technology needs. Our services and solutions include IT management consulting, supplemental staff augmentations, clinical and system transformation, implementation and integration, as well as education and training in Cerner®, Siemens®, Epic®, Eclipsys®, MEDITECH, and McKesson systems.

Enterprise Software Development, LLC Says: Stop by and learn how our consultants allow your staff to focus on what they do best and help you make sure you have the tools you need to implement facility wide configuration, project planning, and training for executing your new or upgraded system. Our consultants can integrate with your staff at a professional level and compliment your team. We are a simple solution with a personal touch to your Clinical transformations.


Booth 3413

Michael Schram, VP, Sales

GetWellNetwork works with leading hospitals to engage patients in their care. Transforming in-room televisions into an interactive resource, patients are invited to get involved in their education, safety, service, discharge preparation, and more. The result is first felt by patients, then measured in improved satisfaction, quality and operational performance.

GetWellNetwork Says: Stop by our booth at 11:15 am on Tuesday for a special presentation with Russ Branzell, Chief Information Officer at Poudre Valley Health System, and find out about the impact that Interactive Patient Care is having on their care process and IT operations.

Greenway greenway

Booth 3910

Rebekah Green, Marketing Analyst

Greenway Medical Technologies is a leading provider of an integrated, single-database electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution for physician practices and hospital community EHR strategies. Greenway’s CCHIT Certified® 08 ambulatory EHR solution, PrimeSuite® 2008, streamlines a practice’s clinical, financial and administrative processes while increasing practice profitability.

Greenway Medical Technologies Says: With the recent passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 “the stimulus bill”, physicians and medical practices have more incentive now than ever before to adopt an EHR solution. Greenway Medical solutions are designed to maximize return on investment while enhancing the quality of care physicians can provide their patients.

healthcare growth partners

Healthcare Growth Partners

Booth 3081

Healthcare Growth Partners provides investment banking and strategic advisory services to small and mid-size, high-growth companies with an exclusive focus on healthcare information technology and technology-enabled services. With this focus, the firm leverages its experienced management team, strong execution capabilities, and deep network of contacts within the industry to provide efficient and high value processes for clients.

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)ica

Booth 3476

John Tempesco
Vice President, Client Services and Marketing
Main Office (615) 866-1465 – Cell (803) 351-8161

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) was created with nationally renowned Vanderbilt Medical Center to take innovative technology developed by Vanderbilt physicians to the broader healthcare market. Today ICA is unmatched in its ability to deliver a cost-effective, proven solution that leverages complete data across clinical settings to aid decision-making and improve patient outcomes.

ICA Says: Drop by the ICA booth and talk to Dr. Jonathan Anderson of the Health Information Exchange of Montana about how physicians use the ICA solution to improve care in northwest Montana.

Ingenix Consultingingenix

Booth 626


Ingenix is a leading technology company working to improve healthcare through the power of information. Ingenix helps to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and quality in thousands of payer, hospital, physician, employer, and public sector organizations. Ingenix Consulting is a premier, data-driven health and human services consulting organization.  We have over 1,000 consultants with experience working with hospitals, physician practices, health plans, employers, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies.  This scale and exclusive health and human services focus set us apart.

Ingenix Says: See for yourself how our combination of information, technology and expertise can help you improve quality while reducing administrative burdens, meet the challenge of ever-expanding regulations, and thrive in a down economy. Stop by booth #626 to watch a presentation by one of our industry experts or to chat about your challenges.


Booth 1213

Joey Nord
5995 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

McKesson is a leader in software, automation, services and consulting to hospitals, physician practices, imaging centers, homecare agencies and payors. We also provide interactive connectivity services that streamline clinical, financial and administrative communication for healthcare stakeholders. The result? Care that is safer, more efficient, and better connected.

McKesson Says: McKesson experts will be available to discuss: healthcare IT incentives included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and possible implications for hospitals and health systems; how IT can help improve care quality and productivity; eligibility and coding solutions that can positively affect cash flow and financial performance now; services to leverage existing IT and enable you to prepare for the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program, manage the audit process and mitigate future risk.


Booth 4443

Greg Miller, Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing
(801) 322-4444

Medicity is the market leader enabling clinicians to access, exchange, share and collaborate with patient-centric clinical information located in disparate systems across multiple care locations. By leveraging Medicity’s Care Collaboration Platform, physicians, hospitals and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) optimize clinical workflow, enhance patient safety and deliver cost-effective, efficient healthcare to patients and communities.

Medicity says: Medicity’s unique single point of access to clinical data, aggregated from disparate systems across care locations, empowers hospitals, health systems and HIE’s to deliver superior quality, more cost-effective, highly efficient and better coordinated healthcare.


Booth 1238

Rich Grehalva, SVP Marketing & Consulting Svcs.

MEDSEEK provides healthcare organizations with enterprise eHealth solutions to fully engage and strengthen relationships with key constituents – physicians, patients, employees, and consumers. By connecting information and communities to foster an enhanced experience with the organization, hospitals will improve community advocacy, revenue and patient acquisition/retention, physician relations, and clinical decision making.

MEDSEEK says: Enhancing the experience is an expectation of all users within the healthcare community. A key to improving revenue while decreasing expenses is through the effective use of enterprise eHealth solutions. Visit us at HIMSS in Chicago to learn how we are improving the overall experience of patients, consumers, clinicians, physicians and employees, and to hear details about our HIE/RHIO solution.


Booth 1242

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.

Hospitals and practices use NextGen because we offer the market’s leading ambulatory EHR and practice management system, featuring interoperability with numerous inpatient systems, specialty content to ensure fast user adoption and standardized data capture, and enterprise architecture to support large, multi-specialty sites. Increase your operational efficiencies with a NextGen® system. Visit us at HIMSS booth #1242 and at the Interoperability Showcase.

NextGen Says: Learn from Next Healthcare how your hospital or practice can take advantage of reimbursements and grants that are available through the healthcare stimulus bill. Our government affairs department, and our grants and funding team are staying abreast of the latest developments. Grant money is now available for Indian Health Centers and for non-profit Community Health Centers. Find out how NextGen can help you.


Booth 1448

Elizabeth Swanson, Marketing Assistant

The eScription platform from Nuance Healthcare is the leading software for computer aided medical transcription. With eScription, intelligent speech recognition software turns clinician dictations into formatted draft documents that medical transcriptionists-whether in-house or outsourced-quickly review and edit, often doubling productivity, reducing turnaround times, and cutting costs. Customers are continually satisfied with the eScription platform, resulting in a "Best in KLAS" award for the past five consecutive years!

Nuance Says: Come by the Nuance booth to see speech recognition solutions that can help your healthcare organization save costs and increase efficiencies such as the 5-time, Best in KLAS award winner, eScription.


Booth 2917

Lauren Tilelli, Marketing Programs Manager

PatientKeeper software improves patient care with a single information environment for physicians—available anytime, anywhere. We make this possible with integration technology that unites patient information across hospitals, physician practices, and communities. With PatientKeeper, hospitals and their physician communities are better aligned—to improve clinical efficiency, achieve patient safety goals and a healthier financial bottom line.

PatientKeeper Says: PatientKeeper says to stop by their booth to learn how you can extend your existing IT investment with hospital and community-wide connectivity – to improve physician affinity and establish a foundation for HIE. Also learn how PatientKeeper’s revenue cycle applications are helping facilities improve cash flow and uncover missing charges.


Premise Corporation   
(now part of Eclipsys)

Booth 2603 (Eclipsys)


Premise Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of enterprise-wide, clinically focused patient flow solutions, is now part of Eclipsys – and Premise solutions are now Sunrise Patient FlowTM. Endorsed by the AHA and used by dozens of top-ranked and magnet facilities, Sunrise Patient Flow is the only patient flow solution that provides automated workflow and communications coupled with clinical visibility in a single system – a unique combination that drives key performance improvements while also ensuring the highest quality care. And, now with more resources and a comprehensive portfolio of products, we’ll not only help you drive efficient patient flow processes, we’ll also help you achieve real outcomes in operational performance.

About Eclipsys
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle, and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial, operational and client satisfaction outcomes. For more information, visit www.eclipsys.com or email info@eclipsys.com. For details on the Sunrise Patient Flow solutions, see the current Premise web site at www.premiseusa.com

QuadraMed Booth 2023

12110 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190

QuadraMed develops IT solutions that enable healthcare organizations to simultaneously improve the documentation, quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care along with coding, billing, and collections functions – from initial patient contact through discharge. QuadraMed’s Care-Based Revenue Cycle solutions help hospitals grapple with the business realities of healthcare: the need to achieve financial strength year after year so they can fulfill their mission of providing quality care.

QuadraMed Says: Take our survey at http://www.quadramed.com/himss09/ and receive a free gift!


Booth 2051

Janeen Cook
1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30004

RelayHealth provides you the ability to create a complete healthcare exchange connecting patients, providers, payors, pharmacies, financial institutions and pharmaceutical manufacturers. It offers interoperable, SaaS clinical, financial and pharmacy connectivity services which accelerate improvement in the quality of care, ensure financial health and create workflow efficiencies.

RelayHealth Says: Financially secure healthcare leader in search of providers looking to get connected. Should be open to long-term commitment to success and prepared to consider interactive solutions. Are you ready for a partner to rock your world? If so, visit RelayHealth at Booth #2051 and find out why you need to get Care Fully Connected.


Booth 4404

2202 N. West Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607

Sage Software provides solutions that allow practices to optimize the patient’s experience while enhancing the practice’s bottom line. Our industry-leading three-pronged approach includes products – including practice management, electronic health records and business intelligence software – thirty years of experience, and connectivity that enables electronic communication between practices and other providers, payers and facilities

Sage Software Says: Stop by to see how we connect practices to hospitals, laboratories, payers and patients. We’ll also show you how to make structured documentation look more natural and narrative.


Booth 743

Jennifer Haas, Director, Communications
978-689-9095 ext. 262

Sentillion has successfully combined patented technology with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry to deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions for single sign-on, identity management, clinical workstations and desktop virtualization. Sentillion is the only identity and access management company whose solutions are used daily by over 400,000 caregivers in leading healthcare organizations across North America and the United Kingdom.

Sentillion Says: We will be debuting several exciting new technology solutions and as part of this, guests will have an opportunity to win a Flip Video and other great prizes. Stop by and while you’re in our booth grab a drink (in-booth Happy Hours occurring Sunday-Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.) and pick up a Sentillion green fish plush toy.

Sentry Data Systemssentry

Booth 7263

John Peebles, CIO

Sentry Data Systems saves you time and money. Sentry offers healthcare business intelligence technology solutions that address a variety of operational, workflow, compliance, and financial challenges found within hospitals and pharmacies. These products include the hospital pharmacy management application Sentinel RCM™ (Revenue Cycle Manager), retail pharmacy transaction processing platform Sentrex™, and the healthcare business intelligence application HealthBIT™ (Business Intelligence Technology). These products run on top of Sentry’s healthcare cloud computing platform, Datanex™, which is available to independent software developers and other healthcare entities.

Sentry Data Systems says: TURN YOUR DATA INTO REAL TIME INFORMATION. In order to succeed and remain viable and competitive, hospitals and other providers need information to make decisions, which result in hard-dollars savings and revenue creation.


Booth 7522


Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers the market leading LIS and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today’s healthcare leaders. Built on the reliable technology required for mission critical applications, Sunquest solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience; deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care; expand community reach; and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.

Sunquest says: Sunquest proudly sponsors healthcare leaders speaking on the Five Rights of Laboratory Testing; how successful organizations deliver on the promise of safe, effective care; and what the future of healthcare IT might look like. Visit http://www.sunquestinfo.com/PressEvents/Pages/HIMSS09.aspx for the booth speakers’ schedule and to register for our limited seating breakfast presentation on Monday April 6.

TeraMedica Healthcare Technologyteramedica

Booth 1248

Katie Brahm-Barrett, Marketing Communications Manager
10400 Innovation Drive, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Toll-free phone: 866.290.8880

TeraMedica Healthcare Technology’s Evercore ® – Clinical Enterprise Suite software solution connects images, documents, video, sound, or any other information to any EMR/EHR. Evercore provides vendor independence by connecting multiple PACS to any storage system, thus bringing an end to data migration. The solution also manages your data’s lifecycle with clinical-based policies.

TeraMedica Says: TeraMedica is Driven to Optimize – visit our booth #1248 to learn more!

– Driving increased referral revenue by enabling clinicians to work smarter and more efficiently

– Extending image content to the Personal Health Record and patient portals

– Enabling true control over clinical image content using clinically aware data retention policies

Vitalize Consulting Servicesvitalize

Booth 3055

Cyndi Vely Cahill
Senior Vice President
610.444.1233 x103

Vitalize Consulting Solutions, Inc. (VCS) provides a wide variety of clinical, business and IT solutions for healthcare enterprises across the United States and Canada. Our comprehensive range of programs and services includes system implementation, optimization, custom reporting, technology and integration, education and knowledge transfer in the Cerner®, Siemens®, Epic®, Eclipsys®, MEDITECH and McKesson solutions. Experience VCS. IT’s what differentiates us.

Vitalize Consulting Services Says: Be part of the solution at HIMSS. VCS recognizes that times are tough, so this year we are rallying our HIMSS audience to support one of Chicago’s overburdened food banks. Stop by booth #3055 to pick up a goodie and help erase hunger in the Chicago community.

Wolters Kluwerswolters kluwer

Booth 1045

Laura Gilbert
Director, Marketing Communications
Clinical Solutions

From diagnosis and treatment to documentation and coding, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions provides end-to-end software solutions and clinical content encompassing the full continuum of care under such universally recognized brand names as UpToDate®, ProVation® Order Sets powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Says: Come discover how our software solutions – designed for clinicians, by clinicians – will streamline workflow, improve quality and safety, reduce costs and increase revenues across your organization.

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