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Hospitalists Now Becomes Premier Partner of CHA Shared Services

Date Feb. 28, 2013

AUSTIN, TEXAS (Feb. 28, 2013) — Hospitalists Now, Inc. (HNI) today announced it has become a Premier Partner of Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Shared Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of CHA. This new partnership will enable HNI to develop relationships in Colorado to administer its full-service management and technology services to the CHA Shared Services roster of client hospitals and health systems.
 
“We are excited and honored to become partners with the Colorado Hospital Association and its Shared Services division,” said HNI President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Gonzales. “HNI is committed to delivering a value-based service that provides top-quality patient care to every hospital with which we partner. We have a proven track record with our clients, and we look forward to demonstrating our skills and expertise for CHA members.”
 
“As the hospitalist sector continues to become even more important to our members, we are confident that Hospitalists Now can provide Colorado hospitals and health systems with the tools and resources they need to succeed in this important medical field,” said CHA Shared Services Vice President Michael Scott. CHA has 95 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado.

About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About Hospitalists Now, Inc.
Hospitalists Now is a technology-based health care services company that delivers full-service hospitalist programs along with flexible solutions and services customizable to each client’s unique situation. Its proprietary technology suite, HM Vital Signs™ (patent pending), has demonstrably improved patient outcomes and clients’ operating performance by strengthening the revenue cycle, controlling costs and reporting key performance indicators. HNI’s people, processes and technology help hospitals improve their case mix index, length of stay, patient satisfaction, core measure compliance and other key metrics, including a solid history of delivering a measurable return on investment. Their customized solutions meet hospitals’ needs for clinical workflow automation, benchmark and dashboard reporting, hospitalist staffing and scheduling, physician communication and ongoing management. Hospitalists Now is based in Austin, Texas with operations in the southern United States. For more information, visit www.hospitalistsnow.com.

About CHA Shared Services
CHA Shared Services is an insurance brokerage and consulting firm as well as a subsidiary of the Colorado Hospital Association. CHA Shared Services supports Colorado’s health care facilities by providing a broad array of strategic services in the areas of health and welfare, retirement and executive benefits, workers’ compensation and general human resources management. These services help clients increase efficiency by saving time, money and other valuable resources. For more information, contact Michael Scott at michael.scott@cha.com or (720) 330-6023.