Henry Ford Health System Embarks on Enterprise-wide, State-of-the-Art EHR Go-Live

Detroit, Michigan – March 17, 2011 – Henry Ford Health System, a Detroit-based national leader in healthcare, embarks on their IDN-wide Go-Live and deployment of their new enterprise electronic health record (EHR), named Care Plus Next Generation (CPNG).
The commercial owner of the software is Reliance Software Systems, Inc. (RelWare) of Farmington Hills, Michigan.  RelWare’s saleable offering, known as EXR, has been ONC-ATCB certified as Complete Inpatient EHR and Ambulatory Module EHR.  The extensive functionality of EXR is offered by RelWare in scalable configurations for all hospitals, health systems, clinics, large practices and health information exchanges.

“This represents a significant milestone in the history of our health system and an achievement of which we are all very proud,” states Henry Ford President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert G. Riney. “CarePlus Next Generation is the foundation upon which we continue to build great value to our organization, our providers and our patients.  RelWare has been a strong, reliable partner throughout this endeavor and CPNG will change the way Henry Ford delivers care.”

Alicia Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Software Systems, Inc. notes: “RelWare is very proud to be partners in this milestone achievement with Henry Ford Health System in both the readiness of the software and their enormously successful Go-Live.  We continue to get outstanding response from physicians and clinicians on the ease of use and workflow of our EHR.  Because our state-of-the-art, web-based patient record is at the beginning of its product lifecycle and the latest in web technologies, Henry Ford and all our clients will demonstrate ease of growth well into the 21st century.”

At Henry Ford, CPNG is being deployed to over 12,000 users and 1,200+ physicians in 6 hospitals and over 120 clinics.  It interfaces with over 150 systems to build upon Henry Ford’s existing lifetime clinical data repository started almost 20 years ago.  RelWare’s immediate focus is to provide EXR in-house and in SaaS / Cloud configurations, particularly to Critical Access and small hospitals.  “It scales up, it scales down—smaller hospitals need their Meaningful Use reimbursements, and we intend to deliver that,” says Ms. Brown.

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System, one of the country’s largest health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. It includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, six hospitals, the Health Alliance Plan, 32 primary care centers and many other health-related entities throughout Southeast Michigan. Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford, the health system continues to be committed to improving the health and well-being of a diverse Michigan community. In 2009 alone, Henry Ford provided more than $173 million in uncompensated care. Henry Ford also is a major economic driver in Michigan: the health system plans to invest $500 million to expand the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and employs more than 23,000. The health system is led by CEO Nancy Schlichting. To learn more, visit www.HenryFord.com.

About RelWare

Since 1998, RelWare’s corporate goals have been centered on delivering a quality-driven, reliable, affordable, web-based EHR to healthcare. A focus of the product is incorporating thin technology with low total cost of ownership and emphasis on usability and flexibility in workflow to meet the individual needs of every user. RelWare makes the difference through advanced, consistent software solutions and successful, implementation-driven service. RelWare and EXR: it’s what you want. To learn more about RelWare, visitwww.relware.com