Hospital chain operator Health Management Associates Inc. will implement emergency department information systems from MEDHOST Inc. in 58 of its 60 hospitals in 15 states.

Two acquired hospitals in Arkansas will retain their Cerner ED systems. In addition to a core ED system, the other hospitals also will use Addison, Texas-based MEDHOST's patient self-service check-in kiosk and software to display current ED wait times on Web sites and billboards.

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