Healthland just announced the appointment of a new CEO: Ms. Angie Franks, former VP of Sales & Marketing. Angie is a real pro in the business: over 20 years of “feet on the street” for vendors, including Lawson, probably the powerhouse in the ERP space, now that Oracle gobbled up PeopleSoft. We’ve worked with Angie a bunch over the past few years, since Healthland (previously known as Dairyland) is one of the major players in small hospital system selections.

Along with HMS and CPSI, they are part of the “big 3" for hospitals under 100 beds, a very competitive niche where dollars are scarce and FTEs minimal. With annual revenues between $50 million and $100 million, these three vendors must create an EHR that meets the same 24 “meaningful use” criteria as billion-dollar-plus giants like McKesson, Siemens and Cerner. A tough challenge in a market where small hospitals only want to spend about a million dollars for an entire HIS …

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