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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. chooses Defran's Evolv-CS EMR solution

November 9, 2010
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New York, NY - Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), an organization with 2,300 employees headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and serving 12,000 families annually across 18 states has chosen Defran Systems' Evolv-CS Enterprise Edition as its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.

YAP had very clear goals for what the EHR should help the agency achieve. Of chief concern was having a single point of entry for data that would streamline processes for greater efficiency and cost reduction. The system would also have to be compliant with the new EHR certification requirements, have the flexibility to handle the agency's modifications and be capable of sophisticated financial reporting. A final requirement was that the system be truly web-based and not reliant upon Citrix or Terminal Services architectures. YAP chose Evolv-CS because it met all of their requirements. "We were very impressed with the Evolv-CS time and attendance module which seems fully capable of meeting our needs." commented Cliff Kubiak, Chief Information Officer for YAP.

YAP began its search for an EHR in 2009 by inviting eight vendors to respond to a request for proposal. After the initial round of demonstrations, Defran Systems, along with two of the industry's most well-known vendors, were considered for a more comprehensive evaluation. Mr. Kubiak said, "The discussions with Defran's implementation team were very productive. Unanimously, Defran was our top choice throughout the entire selection process as the vendor best able to deliver the system that would meet our agency's needs. The feedback we received from their references convinced us that Defran is the type of vendor we can build a long term relationship with as our agency grows."

Julie Ingram, Defran Systems' Director of Sales said, "YAP's current operations in 18 states and plans for future expansion will dovetail perfectly with Defran's experience overcoming the challenges of supporting systems for programs across multiple states. We are really looking forward to getting this project started."