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North Mississippi Health Services Selects Eclipsys Sunrise Patient Financials to Help Improve Financial Outcomes
Nov 08, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)

ATLANTA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eclipsys Corporation(R), The Outcomes Company(R), , today announced that North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS), Tupelo, MS, will deploy Eclipsys Sunrise Patient Financials(TM) to help improve the organization's financial outcomes.

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Sunrise Patient Financials is a proven patient-billing and receivables- management solution that will enable North Mississippi Health Services to streamline billing processes, maximize reimbursements, improve cash flow and enhance patient satisfaction. Sunrise Patient Financials will also help NMHS extend financial workflows out to both payors and the patient community using electronic data interchange and web capabilities.

"Sunrise Patient Financials is a modern platform that easily integrates with other systems to help us achieve operational excellence in our financial management," said T.E. Bozeman, vice president of Information Systems and chief information officer, North Mississippi Health Services. "Eclipsys' revenue cycle management solution will help us improve our financial outcomes by optimizing financial workflows across our organization while improving our patients' experience by providing them greater visibility into the status of bills and claims."

North Mississippi Health Services will use the Eclipsys solution to extend the same revenue cycle workflows across all of its facilities, providing a single entry point for corporate- and hospital-level information. The solution provides a dynamic follow-up tool that spans the revenue cycle and optimizes staff resolution of errors, omissions and mismatched information as well as extensive claims-editing capabilities so claims process cleanly without manual intervention

"As a recipient of the 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for organizational performance excellence, North Mississippi Health Services understands the importance of managing an organization to the highest possible level of efficiency and quality," said Jay Deady, Eclipsys' executive vice president, Client Solutions. "We are honored that NMHS has selected Sunrise Patient Financials as the new foundation for its financial operations."

North Mississippi Health Services

North Mississippi Health Services is a diversified regional healthcare organization serving 22 counties in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama from headquarters in Tupelo, MS. NMHS covers a broad range of acute diagnostic and therapeutic services, offered through North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo; a community hospital system with locations in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, MS, and Hamilton, AL; North Mississippi Medical Clinics, a regional network of more than 30 primary and specialty clinics; and nursing homes. NMHS also offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed-care plans. In addition to the Baldrige Award, the medical center is routinely named to industry-leading positions as one of the 100 Top Hospitals, Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, Most Wireless, and others. For more information, visit .

About Eclipsys

Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and access management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial, operational and client satisfaction outcomes. For more information, see or email .

Statements in this news release concerning the benefits provided by Eclipsys software are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from those projected due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Implementation and customization of Eclipsys software is complex and time- consuming. Results depend upon a variety of factors and can vary by client. Each client's circumstances are unique and may include unforeseen issues that make it more difficult than anticipated to implement or derive benefit from the software. The success and timeliness of the company's services will depend at least in part upon client involvement, which can be difficult to control. Eclipsys is required to meet specified performance standards, and the contract can be terminated or its scope reduced under certain circumstances. More information about company risks is available in recent Form 10-Q and 10-K filings made by Eclipsys from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Special attention is directed to the portions of those documents entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." Eclipsys Corporation and The Outcomes Company are registered trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation. Sunrise Patient Financials is a trademark of Eclipsys Corporation. Other product and company names in this news release are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Eclipsys Jason Cigarran Director of Media Relations (media) (561) 322-4355 Robert J. Colletti Chief Financial Officer (investors) (561) 322-4655 North Mississippi Health System T.E. Bozeman VP and CIO (662) 377-3659

CONTACT: Media, Jason Cigarran, Director of Media Relations,, , or Investors, Robert J.Colletti, Chief Financial Officer, +1-561-322-4655,, both of Eclipsys Corporation; or T.E.Bozeman, VP and CIO of North Mississippi Health System, +1-662-377-3659,

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