New York, NY – March 04, 2013 - NTT DATA, Inc., a leading healthcare technologies and IT services provider, today announced an expanded relationship with Ernest Health, Inc., owner and operator of acute inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals. Ernest’s unique clinical skill sets will be combined with NTT DATA’s Optimum™ Product Suite to create a new integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, Optimum Post-Acute Care™ solution, designed to meet the complex needs of the rehabilitation and long-term acute care market.

Ernest Health is a provider of high quality, cost-effective physical medicine and rehabilitation services in nine states.  The company utilizes NTT DATA’s Optimum™ Revenue Cycle Management applications for all its operations.  With the addition of the new EHR solution designed with NTT DATA to meet the needs of the Post-Acute Care market, Ernest Health can more quickly and efficiently access patient information, assess patients, and deliver treatment and care.

The Optimum Post-Acute Care™ solution is among the first integrated solutions that are solely focused on the Post-Acute Care market.

“Our work with NTT DATA has contributed to the efficiency and growth of our overall operations.  This has led to Ernest Health being named among the top ten percent of all U.S. inpatient rehabilitation facilities for the past six years,” said Darby Brockette, CEO of Ernest Health. “Expanding our partnership to drive further efficiency across all facilities is part of our growth strategy and business objective to continually improve services and maintain the highest standards of care.”

“We are proud to expand our relationship with Ernest Health,” said Mike Jones, senior vice president and general manager of NTT DATA, Inc. “Our technologies, coupled with their exceptional care delivery organization, will continue to drive improved performance in care coordination and quality outcomes.  We are excited to support the Ernest Health team as they continue their leadership role in the long term acute care market.”

Visit NTT DATA at HIMSS March 4 – 6, 2013 in New Orleans at booth #1041.

Note: Optimum and Optimum Post-Acute Care are trademarks of NTT DATA, Inc.

About Ernest Health

Ernest Health owns and operates community-based acute rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. They are dedicated to providing high quality, cost-effective physical medicine and rehabilitation services to promote the recovery of individuals who have functional deficits resulting from injury or illness as well as those with chronic or complex medical conditions. They promote a healing and nurturing environment at each of their facilities, responding to the medical, physical, psychological and social needs of patients. For more information, please visit www.ernesthealth.com.

About NTT DATA

NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world. With business operations in more than 35 countries, we put emphasis on long-term commitment and combine global reach and local intimacy to provide healthcare technologies and premier professional services from consulting, system development, business process and IT outsourcing to cloud-based solutions.

Find out more about our US Healthcare Technology products and services at www.nttdata.com/ushealthcaretechnologies.

About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process outsourcing services.

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 110,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.

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