January, 2012 — HMS recently entered into a three-year contract with the Alameda County Public Health Department. Alameda County is the seventh California county—the others include Fresno, Humboldt, Nevada, Sacramento, Tulare, and Ventura—to utilize EpiCenter’s community health monitoring services.
Once HMS has obtained commitment from Alameda County hospitals to connect to EpiCenter, the set-up process will begin.
“Adding Alameda County to our list of clients enables the state of California to better share information about potential health threats occurring within state borders,” 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.