Mar 18, 2008

HealthStream Earns HFMA's Peer Review Designation

HealthStream Earns HFMA's Peer Review DesignationWESTCHESTER, Ill., Mar 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently examined HeathStream Inc.'s (NASDAQ: HSTM) Internet-based learning management system, the HealthStream Learning Center® (HLC), using HFMA's Peer Review process. After undergoing a rigorous review, the HealthStream Learning Center® (HLC) has received the notable "Peer Reviewed by HFMA" designation.

With over 1.7 million users, HealthStream's HLC is used by approximately one out of every three employees working in the nation's acute-care hospitals, making it the most adopted learning platform in the industry. Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of healthcare organizations, the HLC is used to support their learning initiatives, enterprise-wide, that help to create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of their workforces, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest knowledge and technologies.

"We are extremely pleased to have earned Peer Review status for our HLC," said Robert A. Frist, Jr., chief executive officer, HealthStream. "It is particularly gratifying to know that our hospital customers who participated in the evaluation, as well as independent experts, gave our learning management system high marks for its quality, ease of use, return on investment, and effectiveness in supporting a wide range of learning initiatives."

The Peer Review Process

HFMA's Peer Review is a structured process that validates the accuracy, effectiveness, marketplace acceptance and value of products and services that HFMA members are currently using. The goal of the review is to identify products and services that deliver organizational savings and performance improvement that enhance HFMA members' day-to-day business interactions and careers. Criteria for a product to display the HFMA Peer Review designation include high survey scores for:

-- Enhanced productivity for the individual user and for the customer's organization;

-- Ease of installation and use;

-- Accuracy and reliability;

-- Good value for price;

-- Excellent technical support and customer service; and

-- An overall positive rating from reviewers based on a quantitative scale

"Peer Review provides an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace," said HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "Products earning the Peer Review designation have demonstrated their value and effectiveness as a business solution. I congratulate HealthStream and its HealthStream Learning Center® product on earning HFMA's Peer Review designation."

For more information on HFMA's Peer Review process visit:

About HealthStream, Inc.

HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, transforming insight into action to deliver outcomes-based results for healthcare organizations. Through HealthStream's learning solutions--which have been contracted by over 1.7 million hospital-based healthcare professionals--healthcare organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of their workforces, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest knowledge and technologies. Through our research products, executives from healthcare organizations gain valuable insight about patients' experiences, workforce challenges, physician relations, and community perceptions of their services. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has three satellite offices. For more information about HealthStream's learning and research solutions, visit or call us at 800-933-9293.

About HFMA

HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization for more than 35,000 healthcare financial management professionals employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, managed care organizations, ambulatory and long-term care facilities, physician practices, accounting and consulting firms and insurance companies. Members' positions include chief executive officer, chief financial officer, controller, patient accounts manager, accountant and consultant. HFMA offers members ideas that work, including professional development opportunities, information on key issues, and technical data and networking opportunities, with the ultimate goal of creating a more supportive business environment for members. For more information, visit the Association's website at

SOURCE: HeathStream Inc.

HealthStream Mollie Condra, 615-301-3237 or HFMA David Opon, 800-252-HFMA, ext. 407

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