Today’s EHR and HIT News includes customer acquisition news from Elsevier and Emergency Department Information System provider CMR. The day also brings personel news with the announcement of a new Director of Education and Clinical Transformation from ProsSribe.
Medical University Of South Carolina Selects Elsevier’s Interdisciplinary Care Planning And Clinical Documentation Solution
Elsevier has announced that the Medical University of South Carolina Health System (MUSC) has selected Elsevier’s CPM CarePoints interdisciplinary care planning and clinical documentation solution for its electronic health record.
MUSC, one of the nation’s top academic health science centers, has a 750-bed medical center and six colleges that train more than 3,000 health care professionals per year, virtually all of whom will now have direct access to Elsevier’s CPM content solutions. CPM CarePoints will be delivered through seamless integration with MUSC’s Epic EHR and will support the hospital’s improvements in patient outcomes and transformation of its clinical practice.
“Our clinical leadership enthusiastically supported collaborating with CPM to provide clinical content for our implementation of Epic,” said Melissa Forinash, MUSC Epic Program Administrator. “We believe that a focus on standardization and commitment to evidence-based practice is essential to help us strategically meet the challenges facing healthcare.”
CPM CarePoints provides an all-inclusive framework for implementing actionable, evidence-based care and documentation tools across all clinical domains. Designed to offer the latest scientific and clinical guidance on a wide range of diagnoses, CPM CarePoints can be utilized and referenced by all clinicians within a hospital setting for practice-specific, expert guidance, as well as provide the tools they need to document and monitor that care.
ProScribe Appoints New Director of Education and Clinical Transformation
ProScribe, LLC, a medical scribe service, has announced the hiring of Deon Melton, RN, as Director of Education and Clinical Transformation.
Deon is an emergency department nurse with over 18 years of experience in the industry. Deon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in emergency medicine documentation. Deon has provided leadership and guidance on hospital clinical transformation projects and most recently at the T-System where he led or assisted with over 75 Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) implementations and served as the subject matter expert during sales presentations nationally over the past 8 years.
Deon is an experienced leader in clinical workflow, medical documentation, EMR implementation and practice efficiency. He will be responsible for training, implementation strategy and execution; ensuring ProScribe delivers the best-trained medical documentation experts in the industry.
“I am excited to join the team at ProScribe. It is my conviction they have the right people, in the right place, at the right time to do some incredible things in this segment of the healthcare industry,” shared Mr. Melton.
“Clearly, we are excited to add Deon to our team. His expertise, experience and background are a perfect fit for our rapidly growing scribe business,” commented Toby Mulligan, CEO. “We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading provider of medical scribe services in our industry. His experience training physicians and nurses on clinical documentation uniquely qualifies him to lead the ProScribe Training Team. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Deon’s caliber to fulfill this position. I’m confident that Deon will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”
Three Freestanding Emergency Departments Implement CMR EDIS
CMR, a provider of Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), announces the expansion of CMR EDIS as the information system of choice for freestanding emergency departments (EDs). Priority Emergency Room’s newest location in The Woodlands, Texas, as well as Physician ER’s Conroe and Wallisville locations have recently implemented the intuitive information system.
In today’s healthcare environment, more freestanding ED facilities are emerging to help alleviate ED overcrowding and offer patients better access to services and care. As such, many are deploying the same information technology solutions utilized in large hospital-affiliated emergency departments. By having immediate access to electronic medical records, lab results, allergy alerts and other critical patient information, ER physicians and nurses see this technology having a positive impact on providing the best and most efficient care possible to their patients.
All three freestanding emergency departments will benefit from the system’s inherent functionality and usability, while gaining instantaneous access to patient information. Through effective documentation of clinical activities, facilities will gain improved workflow, patient care and safety. Browser-based to ease demands on IT departments, CMR integrates seamlessly with administrative, lab and clinical enterprise systems for enhanced care coordination, reporting and analytics.
“Meeting the growing demands of instant access to quality care in any emergency setting, Priority Emergency Room and Physician ER are joining the technological wave of facilities with specialized EDIS solutions to improve patient care, safety and department efficiency,” says Robert Tassin, MD, physician support director of CMR. “We are pleased with the opportunity to provide our product and services to assist them in offering the highest quality of care to those with urgent and critical medical needs.”