SoftMed Systems Announces Strategic Partnership With QHR

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftMed Systems, Inc., today announced it has entered into a Strategic Service Partner relationship with QHR (Quorum Health Resources), becoming a premier resource for healthcare information management (HIM) solutions for QHR and their client hospitals.

QHR is the largest provider of management advisory services for not-for-profit hospitals in the United States. Currently serving hospitals in 43 states, QHR helps healthcare executives develop and implement strategic operational initiatives that improve their operations' profitability and efficiency.

"We are very excited that QHR has chosen SoftMed as its HIM partner," said Don Segal, CEO of SoftMed Systems. "As more healthcare facilities move closer to the electronic health record, our solutions will help QHR's clients increase productivity, reduce costs and enhance patient care. Our practical technologies integrate engineering excellence, product integrity and complete scalability to meet the demands of the healthcare industry."

SoftMed will team with QHR to provide solutions such as tracking chart deficiencies, care planning, and HIM quality management. SoftMed will support the healthcare facilities as they grow their Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. SoftMed's product line includes solutions for secure access to patient information, HIPAA disclosure management, managing transcription costs, solving coder shortages and HIM quality and resource management. SoftMed's products have consistently been recognized by KLAS Enterprises, a research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare information technology (HIT) software vendors.

"In order to provide our client hospitals with the best possible healthcare management solutions, we seek partners who are equally committed to excellence," said Joe Schimenti, vice president of QHR. "SoftMed has demonstrated the ability to provide focused solutions to the HIM needs of the healthcare industry and we look forward to working with them to provide our clients with the technologies that can help them reduce costs and enhance patient care."

About QHR

QHR (Quorum Health Resources) is the dominant market leader in its industry, with nearly 200 hospital clients in 43 states. The Company provides management advisory services, consulting, education and training programs to independent hospitals and health systems. For more information, please visit

About SoftMed Systems, Inc.

SoftMed Systems, Inc. is the focused expert who continuously revolutionizes the healthcare information systems (HIS) industry. SoftMed develops and delivers practical technologies that integrate engineering excellence, product integrity and complete scalability with speed of implementation and ease of use. Long-term customer relationships result in the realization of benefits including increased efficiency, productivity, expert workflow, and security. SoftMed's systems maximize healthcare providers' return in time, money and care.

SoftMed's products are found in more than 70 percent of the facilities on "America's Best Hospital Honor Roll"(1) and almost two-thirds of the Hospitals & Health Networks "100 Most Wired."(2) For more information go to

(1) US News and World Report, July 2002; (2) H&HN, July 2002. Products and services that are referred to in this press release are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.

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