Computer Programs and Systems Inc is incorporated in Delaware. It provides healthcare information technology solutions to rural a community hospitals with over 650 client hospitals in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The Company designs, develops, markets, installs, and supports computerized information technology that address the specific needs of small and midsize hospitals. The Company's software applications are grouped for support purposes according to the following functional categories: Patient Management; Financial Accounting; Clinical; Patient Care; and Enterprise Applications. Its patient management software enables a hospital to identify a patient at any point in the health-care delivery system and to collect and maintain patient information throughout the entire process of patient care on an enterprise wide basis. Its financial accounting software provides a variety of business office applications designed to efficiently track and coordinate information needed for managerial decision-making. The Company's clinical software automates record-keeping and reporting for many clinical functions including laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, respiratory care, and pharmacy. These products eliminate tedious paperwork, calculations, and written documentation while allowing for easy retrieval of patient data and statistics. The Company's patient care applications allow hospitals to create computerized patient files in place of the traditional paper file systems. This software enables physicians, nurses, and other hospital staff to improve the quality of patient care through increased access to patient information, assistance with projected care requirements, and feedback regarding patient needs. Its Enterprise Applications provides software applications that support the products described above and are useful to all areas of the hospital. These applications include ad hoc reporting, automatic batch and real-time system backups, an integrated fax system, archival data repository, document scanning and Microsoft Office integration and an Application Portal. The Application Portal allows clients to access its applications remotely via Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Internet without requiring the loading of any additional client software on the accessing PC. After a customer installs a CPSI system, The Company provides software application support, hardware maintenance, continuing education and related services pursuant to a support agreement. It offers its customers the forms that they need for their patient and financial records, as well as their general office supplies. It provides electronic billing for customers at prices competitive with other electronic billing vendors. It offers customers the option of using it to provide insurance services to include insurance follow-up, claim eligibility checking, claim status checking, pharmacy online adjudication, and medical necessity database updates. It faces competition from providers of practice management systems, general decision support and database systems and other segment-specific applications, as well as from healthcare technology consultants.