Health Monitoring Systems Partners with New Jersey to Manage Potential Health Threats

Pittsburgh, PA — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) announces a major expansion in the coverage of its EpiCenter service to include all 8.7 million residents of New Jersey. HMS recently entered an agreement with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to connect every hospital in the state to the EpiCenter service, which electronically monitors community health.

The EpiCenter service constantly analyzes health‐related data, searching for evidence of both rare and common threats to community health, such as disease outbreaks and bioterrorism. Should a threat emerge, EpiCenter will automatically alert the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

EpiCenter provides ease of access to critical health information that will help public health professionals to detect and respond more effectively to changing health conditions.

“EpiCenter allows each hospital in New Jersey to see its patient data analyzed in relation to both its service area and the state as a whole,” according to Kevin Hutchison, HMS President and CEO.

About Health Monitoring Systems, Inc.

HMS (http://www.hmsinc.com) is a privately held company specializing in healthcare data analysis. The company processes and analyzes health‐related data in real time via a Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS) approach. Using this approach, HMS enables clients to increase their understanding of regional health conditions, improve quality and efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.

The company’s EpiCenter™ system is a first of its kind community health surveillance system for public health. HMS collects and analyzes data from more than 500 healthcare facilities across the country.

 

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