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Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center Selects Wellsoft EDIS for 2 EDs

20 Jul 2011

Somerset, NJ – July 20, 2011 – Wellsoft Corporation today announced that Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has selected Wellsoft's Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to be implemented in EDs at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, a 160 bed hospital in McComb, MS and Lawrence County Hospital, a 25 bed hospital in Monticello, MS. These two hospitals manage care for a combined total of more than 41,000 ED patients each year.

The Wellsoft EDIS implementation will bring some distinct benefits including improved patient tracking and throughput from a more efficient workflow. A key component the Wellsoft implementation is the integration between Wellsoft EDIS and the hospital information system and ancillary systems. Using HL7 compliant interfaces, Wellsoft will integrate with Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and Lawrence County Hospital's existing suite of McKesson products for registration, order entry and results. In addition, Wellsoft EDIS will support the bi-directional exchange of home medications and allergies.

“Wellsoft’s EDIS solution will help our Emergency Department provide better and more efficient care to our patients,” said Richard Williams, COO of Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. “Wellsoft’s reputation in the EDIS industry helped us make this choice and we are looking forward to partnering with them going forward.”

"We are excited to work with Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and Lawrence County Hospital," said Dr. John Santmann, President of Wellsoft. "With Wellsoft EDIS, these Emergency Departments will gain access to real-time data that will help staff improve efficiency and manage patient flow.  We are looking forward to this partnership with SWRMC as they focus on their mission of providing excellence in patient care.”

About Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center/Lawrence County Hospital

Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) in McComb, Mississippi was established in 1969, and serves a seven-county area of Mississippi and also draws from two parishes in neighboring eastern Louisiana. SMRMC includes the 160-bed Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center with over 1000 employees and 90 physicians on staff; the Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi the state’s premier Heart Hospital dedicated to cardiovascular diagnosis, intervention and wellness; the Mississippi Cancer Institute for the treatment and prevention of cancer; St. Luke Home Health serving 17 counties. In addition, SMRMC owns and operates fourteen clinics, including rural health clinics, an internal medicine clinic, and an outpatient rehabilitation center. SMRMC also manages and operates Lawrence County Hospital, a 25 bed critical access hospital in Monticello, Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.smrmc.com

About Wellsoft Corporation

Wellsoft Corporation, developer and provider of the industry-leading EDIS since 1988 is ONC-ATCB and CCHIT Certified for Meaningful Use and consistently ranked the #1 EDIS by KLAS (2006-2010 ) and MD Buyline. Wellsoft provides complete information management for the Emergency Department. With installations in the U.S. and Canada, Wellsoft clients, combined, manage over 3 million ED patients each year. Wellsoft is recognized for providing the most complete functionality and most configurable product in the marketplace. Wellsoft works closely with each client to develop real solutions for their Emergency Department, supplying expert, personal assistance. Providing custom solutions for enterprise-wide or single hospital implementations, Wellsoft is the specialist in Emergency Department systems. For more information please visit www.wellsoft.com.