BUFFALO, N.Y., July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTG (NASDAQ:CTG), a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions and services in North America and Western Europe, announced today that the Company has been selected by Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) to implement its Epic electronic health record (EHR) throughout its CHI Memorial market.

CTG will provide professional services during CHI Memorial’s Epic implementation across a number of facilities including:

  • Two hospitals, with a total of 405 beds, plus 30 clinics in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia, a 36-bed hospital in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • CHI Memorial – Parkway, a medical office serving Ringgold, Georgia

“CHI is a leader and a forward-thinker in the healthcare industry,” said Bud Crumlish, President and CEO of CTG. “They are committed to creating healthy communities and providing exceptional care, rooted in a profound respect for human dignity, which dovetails perfectly with the healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care. None of that can happen, however, without the ability to connect providers and share patient information easily across the healthcare continuum. We are proud that CHI has selected CTG to help them continue this mission by assisting with their Epic implementation.”

The full go-live is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019, bringing CHI closer to the ultimate goal of having its entire CHI Memorial on one standardized Epic model.

Extending CHI’s Epic core EHR system to these locations will improve providers’ ability to easily share information about their mutual patients across the enterprise. This level of connection will help all providers throughout the continuum of care to better identify care gaps, coordinate care to drive better outcomes, reduce waste and duplication, lower clinical and operational costs, and ultimately deliver better value and care to patients.

“CHI is known for its commitment to continually enhance the quality of care they provide to their patient populations, while also identifying operational efficiencies that allow the organization to control costs,” said Robert Barras, Vice President of Sales, Healthcare Solutions, at CTG. “Due to the size and complexity of the implementation, CHI required a partner that could help them make the transition in phases with minimal disruption to their operations. In our early discussions with CHI, we recognized our shared vision around value-based care, and we are honored that they selected us for this critical initiative.”

About CTG:
CTG provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India. The Company regularly posts news and other important information online at www.ctg.com.

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