Ozark, Mo. – December 7, 2012 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer of Web-based software and services for home care, was recently featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.

HEALTHCAREfirst experienced considerable growth from 2008 to 2011, placing it among the top ten private business job creators within the state of Missouri. The Ozark-based company ranked fifth in the state, adding 81 jobs and experiencing a 307% growth in the past three years. In addition to receiving the Hire Power Award, HEALTHCAREfirst was previously named to the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for the fifth year in a row.

“We are pleased to be presented with the Hire Power Award,” said HEALTHCAREfirst President and CEO Bobby Robertson. “I credit the remarkable growth that we have experienced over these years to the hard work and passion that each of our staff exhibits. We look forward to continuing to grow and expand our presence within the state of Missouri and beyond.”

Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.’s December/January issue, as well as the brand’s web site.

“The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 – an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession,” explains Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. “And it isn’t just the big guys that are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one-third of the Hire Power list.”

The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.’s Hire Power Awards celebrates private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve.

HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,200 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Ozark, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, business intelligence reporting, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.