Hospital IT services firm PHNS relocates data center for Valley Baptist Health System of Texas

April 24, 2009 -- PHNS, a provider of IT services for hospitals, announced that Valley Baptist Health System, a hospital system based in Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas, has entered into a ten-year agreement for PHNS to manage and provide all of Valley Baptist's information technology (IT) services. PHNS also will relocate the hospital system's data center to PHNS' national subterranean data center to provide high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity services.

April 24, 2009 -- PHNS, a provider of IT services for hospitals, other healthcare providers and businesses, announced that Valley Baptist Health System, a hospital system based in Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas, has entered into a ten-year agreement for PHNS to manage and provide all of Valley Baptist's information technology (IT) services.

PHNS will enhance Valley Baptist's IT services, expertise and cost-effectiveness through PHNS' detailed and clinically focused IT processes and procedures, and through leveraging PHNS' centralized, highly efficient national hospital IT services delivery platform. PHNS also will relocate Valley Baptist's data center to PHNS' national subterranean data center to provide high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity services. In addition, PHNS' experienced EMR/EHR implementation team will assist Valley Baptist in completion of its EHR implementation. Valley Baptist's IT employees will remain as employees of Valley Baptist but will be managed by PHNS.

"Valley Baptist has put our entire IT service delivery into PHNS' hands because of PHNS' excellent record of success in rapidly improving the efficiency, effectiveness and cost of IT services for hospitals," comments James E. Eastham, CEO of Valley Baptist. "We also will benefit from PHNS' extensive clinical and EHR expertise to assist us in rapidly completing our EHR implementation and expanding the effectiveness of our cutting-edge core measures and quality initiatives."

"PHNS will use its extensive hospital IT, HIM and EMR/EHR expertise to transform Valley Baptist's traditional hospital IT into clinical focused services that assist and enable physicians, nurses and caregivers in providing patient care," adds Richard K. Kneipper, CAO and co-founder of PHNS.

PHNS' IT services include application hosting, co-location and managed services; electronic off-site data back-up and data vaulting; business continuity solutions; disaster recovery services; and systems integration services. PHNS also provides business process solutions for hospitals including admitting, HIM (including medical record management and storage, transcription, coding, release of information and electronic medical record services) and revenue cycle services.

On the Web:
www.phns.com
www.valleybaptist.net


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