PatientKeeper has announced that Vibra Healthcare, LLC, has completed the first phase of an enterprise-wide deployment of PatientKeeper NoteWriter™ electronic documentation software across its network of long term acute care hospitals.
According to the company there are now over 100 physicians are using NoteWriter at four Vibra hospitals in California and Ohio. Over the first four months these physicians have produced more than 20,000 clinical notes using NoteWriter.
“PatientKeeper provides easy access and navigation to different elements in the health information system,” said Dr. Thiruvoipati Nanda Kumar, MD, at Vibra Hospital of Northern California in Redding, California. “This definitely elevates the process of progress note documentation by physicians to a higher level of efficiency and thoroughness.”
Vibra Healthcare says that they are finding that PatientKeeper’s clinical and physician documentation software products enhance satisfaction among affiliated community physicians that practice at its facilities, some of whom already use PatientKeeper at other local hospitals where they practice.
“Our physicians are very excited because the electronic documentation workflow is consistent with the way they’re used to documenting care,” Marie Roof, Executive Vice President of Information Technology at Vibra Healthcare, said. “And PatientKeeper feeds directly into our EMR, creating a ‘closed loop’ system that pulls and pushes information to the core HIS systems to ensure that all patient data automatically becomes part of the medical record.”
PatientKeeper is designed as an easy to use “overlay” to a hospital information system, so hospitals can implement it without replacing existing IT infrastructure.