EDIMS LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive emergency department (ED) information management systems, today announced that Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI) has successfully launched the newly enhanced EDIMS electronic health record (EHR). This significant EHR upgrade at the 673-bed facility includes a revenue cycle management (RCM) module to improve billing and charge capture; an advanced, intuitive computerized physician order entry (CPOE); and more robust, workflow-driven physician and nursing documentation.
“I couldn’t imagine working in an ED that didn’t use EDIMS for its electronic health record. Here at the Beth, EDIMS’ recent upgrade to its full suite of services simplifies our documentation, facilitates communication, and reduces the chance for errors so we can deliver better, safer and more streamlined care to our patients,” said Eric J. Wasserman, MD, FACEP, vice chair and medical director for the department of emergency medicine at NBI, which sees 95,000 patients annually. “We’re particularly excited about EDIMS’ revenue cycle management module, which we expect will boost our revenue by capturing more charges and improving our billing.” [Read more…]
Allscripts announced today that Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solution to automate and connect clinical and business functions for their 106 employed providers. The hospital’s 33 Family Medicine residents also will utilize Allscripts in treating patients in the outpatient setting.
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is a private, not-for-profit community health care system that includes a wide variety of outpatient care centers and 770-bed Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the seventh largest hospital in Florida. Allscripts will implement the integrated Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution for TMH’s 73 physicians and 33 mid-level providers in its ambulatory practices encompassing family medicine, pediatrics, and behavioral health located in surrounding counties of the Big Bend Region. [Read more…]
Kaiser Permanente announced today that every medical facility within the health system is now equipped with Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the largest private sector electronic health record in the world. Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Oakland, Richmond and Vallejo in Northern California are the most recent facilities to complete the final phase of electronic health record implementation, which includes bedside documentation, clinical decision support and bar-coding for medication administration.
KP HealthConnect provides care teams with access to patient information and the latest best practices all in one place to further enhance patient safety and quality care while increasing convenience and coordination. The comprehensive health information system securely connects more than 8.6 million people to their physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, personal information, and the latest medical knowledge. Combined with Kaiser Permanente’s integrated approach to health care, KP HealthConnect helps facilitate collaboration among both primary and specialty care teams. [Read more…]
The U.S. Senate’s failure to act before today’s 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut has put seniors at grave risk of reduced access to health care and choice of physician.
“The Senate had over a year to repeal the flawed formula that causes the annual payment cut and instead they abandoned America’s seniors, making them collateral damage to their procedural games,” said AMA President J. James Rohack, M.D. “Physicians are outraged because the cut, combined with the continued instability in the system, will force them to make difficult practice changes including limiting the number of Medicare patients they can treat.” [Read more…]
Allscripts announced today that Mid-Michigan Physicians, a multi-specialty group headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) to provide 70 of their physicians and mid-level providers, located across seven locations, with the latest tools required to deliver high quality care.
Six physicians formed the Mid-Michigan Physicians group practice in 1996 and the practice has grown significantly in the last five years in patient visits and employees to serve them. Mid-Michigan Physicians attributes its success to its core values of excellence, trust, and economic responsibility in healthcare. The total number of annual patient visits has grown by 67 percent in a challenging economy, evidence of both strong leadership and high quality, patient-focused care. Mid-Michigan Physicians now employs 350 people and currently has 16 specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, hematology/oncology, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, general and orthopaedic surgery, nephrology, endocrinology, radiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additionally, MMP offers a full range of imaging and urgent care services in convenient locations for the greater Lansing area. [Read more…]
McKesson announced today that OakBend Medical Center of Richmond, Texas, has successfully implemented McKesson’s Paragon® hospital information system (HIS) to capture health information electronically as patients receive care in the hospital. Additionally, OakBend deployed AcuDose-Rx® medication dispensing cabinets at its expanded campus to provide nurses with access to the medications they need, when they need them. With 100 percent adoption of the electronic health record (EHR) system by caregivers, OakBend has quickly been able to realize benefits from the system.
“We needed a more sophisticated IT system to remain competitive in the eyes of our physicians, nurses and patients,” said Joe Freudenberger, chief executive officer at OakBend Medical Center. “Our doctors now have faster, easier access to complete patient information, with no need for paper charts, and our staff of 300 nurses spends less time tracking down information and more time caring for patients.” [Read more…]
Allscripts announced today that Danbury Office of Physician Services (DOPS), a physicians group based in Danbury, CT, will expand its deployment of the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) across its network from its current base of 51 physicians to all of its 238 employed physicians.
DOPS is a large, multi-specialty physician group serving residents of Western Connecticut and Southeastern New York. It is affiliated with Danbury Hospital, a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, and the University of Vermont. [Read more…]
GE Healthcare IT, a global leader in information technology and the solutions required to maximize its efficacy, announced East Orange General Hospital, in East Orange, NJ, as the latest to purchase the company’s hospital-based electronic medical record (EMR) offering in an effort to reduce cost and enhance patient care.
The recently signed agreement brings the full capability of the Centricity(R) Enterprise, including a CCHIT-certified inpatient EMR as well as administrative, departmental and revenue cycle solutions, to the 211-bed facility and its outpatient departments. The products will be implemented under GE’s Digital Day One(TM) offering for rapid implementation. The solution includes pre-configured clinical templates for best practices in clinical workflows, developed in collaboration with leading hospitals across the country. [Read more…]
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator have announced that HealthInsight, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the healthcare systems of Nevada and Utah will serve as the health information technology Regional Extension Center for Utah. Regional Extension Centers were created out of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus package for the purpose of improving the quality and value of health care throughout the country. Already, over 1,000 healthcare providers in Utah have committed to work with the newly announced Regional Extension Center in order to become eligible for bonus payments from the federal government for their Medicaid/Medicare patients. [Read more…]