American HealthTech Rolls out Development Partner Program
New Partnership Program Assures That Solutions Are Market Tested by Providers, For Providers, And Ahead of Commercial Launch
JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American HealthTech (AHT), a wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) and a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR) for the post-acute and senior living markets, announces the roll-out of its client development partner program, whereby AHT works side-by-side with customers to develop, refine and market-test solutions ahead of commercial launch.
According to Teresa Chase, president of AHT, “Market testing is not just about behind-the-scenes R&D, it's about making sure our solutions are developed in a way that meets the ever-changing needs of our customers; and there’s no better way to determine that than by working with our providers who live with the challenges of healthcare reform every day. Our client development partnerships help us understand what customers really want and need, allowing us to tailor our product offering to meet demand while also giving our customers a real competitive edge by solving their problems faster, with the right solutions."
At AHT, this deep client partnership helps refine product design and features before committing to development costs. Regular testing and market research drives innovation over time, making it a vital part of new solutions development. At every stage of the process, providers – users of the solutions – help AHT identify key issues and avoid expensive mistakes.
For the providers, the development partnerships help them to evaluate new ideas within a real-world environment. Ultimately, providers are the end users, so having their input throughout the entire process is key to their success in meeting the new demands of healthcare reform, quality measures and new payer models.
According to Shannon Lucas, director of field accounting, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, “Market testing helps both the provider and AHT identify the key factors that matter most – showing us what areas we need to focus on to meet the challenges most effectively. The client development partnership program is really an innovative process, and we enjoy having this level of input into our key supplier’s development process. It’s very unique and refreshing.”
As a client development partner, participating providers support the AHT Advisory Council; are endorsed by the customer’s executive team; provide focused participation and input at various stages of the process; agree to regular, frequent review and input throughout product development; and agree to accept the software into test and production environments within their organizations.
For more information, go to www.healthtech.net or call 1.800.489.4248.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions and services for rural and community hospitals and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of five companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., American HealthTech, Inc., and Rycan Technologies, Inc. Our combined company is focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions and services for rural and community hospitals. TruBridge focuses exclusively on providing business management, consulting and managed IT services to rural and community healthcare organizations, regardless of their IT vendor. Healthland provides integrated technology solutions and services to small rural and critical access hospitals. American HealthTech is one of the nation's largest providers of financial and clinical technology solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. Rycan provides revenue cycle management and workflow and automation software to hospitals, healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, www.trubridge.com, www.healthland.com, www.healthtech.net or www.rycan.com.
About American HealthTech
Headquartered in Jackson, MS, and with offices in Denver, CO, American HealthTech (AHT) is a premier provider of integrated solutions to the skilled nursing industry to help organizations achieve data-driven clinical and financial improvements. Its solutions delivered to clients include software, professional services and interoperability connections. AHT is a member of the CPSI family of companies. For more information, visit www.healthcare.net.
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Tracey Schroeder, 612-787-3125
Chief Marketing Officer