Advanced, Open Technology Platform to Connect Caregiver Activity among Emergency Room, Critical Care, Ambulatory and Acute Care Environments
ATLANTA, Apr 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Eclipsys Corporation (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company(R), today announced that Robinson Memorial Hospital of Ravenna, Ohio, will undergo an accelerated activation of the Sunrise Enterprise(TM) integrated suite of solutions. The transition from paper to a comprehensive, integrated electronic medical record (EMR) platform will support the hospital in its goal to continually improve the quality and safety of care it provides to the community. As a by-product of the technology initiative, Robinson Memorial Hospital also will be positioned to meet the expected “meaningful use” requirements of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009.
After thoroughly exploring options offered by several information technology (IT) companies, including the incumbent vendor, Robinson Memorial Hospital chose Eclipsys based on the company’s focus on delivering an integrated clinical solution suite and its advanced, open technology platform, Helios by Eclipsys(TM) that supports flexibility and a lower total cost of technology ownership. In its search, Robinson Memorial Hospital also was aware of the positive outcomes and deep clinical adoption experienced by nearby Eclipsys client site Summa Health System, which further instilled confidence that an Eclipsys partnership was the right choice to achieve Robinson’s clinical goals.
“The integrated electronic medical record solution will support our goal of continually improving the quality and safety of care provided to the community,” said Stephen Colecchi, FACHE, Robinson Memorial Hospital’s president and chief executive officer. “The system will afford increased efficiency to our doctors, nurses and other clinicians and thus improve clinical outcomes and turnaround time for patient tests and procedures.”
Eclipsys Solutions Leading the Way to Quality Community Care and “Meaningful Use”
Robinson Memorial Hospital will implement Eclipsys’ leading computerized physician order entry solution, along with the company’s integrated pharmacy, emergency care, ambulatory care and clinical documentation solutions. Working together, these systems will provide clinicians with fully integrated clinical workflows to help improve clinical outcomes and turnaround time. The applications also will provide a single, secure electronic health record (EHR) across the enterprise. To further support medication safety, Knowledge-Based Medication Administration(TM), a bar-coded medication administration system, will be used to assist nurses in validating the five rights of medication administration (right patient, right medication, right dose, right route and right time).
“We are very excited to bring this technology to our patients and staff,” said Stephen Francis, MD, Robinson Memorial Hospital’s vice president, Medical Affairs. “It will revolutionize how the hospital operates and greatly enhance the delivery of medicine in Portage County.”
Robinson Memorial Hospital will utilize Eclipsys’ “speed to value” methodology to expedite its transition from paper to a full EHR platform. The accelerated process will also help the organization maximize stimulus payment opportunities from ARRA. Eclipsys’ proven, repeatable implementation method is based on hundreds of successful on-time, on-budget implementations and decades of experience with a broad range of hospital and health systems.
“We are pleased that Robinson Memorial Hospital, a net-new enterprise client, chose Eclipsys for its integrated clinical solution suite and ‘speed to value’ implementation approach to successfully put the hospital on the right path to further enhancing the quality of care it provides the community,” said Jay Deady, Eclipsys’ executive vice president, Client Solutions. “In today’s dynamic and pressure-filled healthcare environment, Eclipsys delivers an open platform that provides choice and flexibility in combination with integrated solutions that foster fast adoption, widespread clinical satisfaction and meaningful quality improvements. We look forward to working with Robinson as they utilize our full suite of clinical solutions to set the stage for improved care and cost outcomes.”
About Robinson Memorial Hospital
Located in Ravenna, Robinson Memorial Hospital is a progressive hospital serving the residents of Portage County and surrounding communities. The second-largest employer in the county, Robinson Memorial Hospital includes an urgent care facility; surgery center; free-standing, comprehensive imaging facilities and a network of physician practices throughout Portage County. Robinson Memorial Hospital is recognized as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Resource Council and has been designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet recognizes quality patient care and nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive. Robinson Memorial Hospital is an affiliate member of Summa Health System. For more information, visit http://www.robinsonmemorial.org.
About What is Meaningful
The HITECH portion of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has set the HIT industry on a quest for answers to many questions. Eclipsys is sponsoring a new web site to solicit opinions on these questions. The site, http://www.whatismeaningful.com, was created to promote, educate and provide a valuable resource that informs and delivers best practices. This web site will go beyond the government definitions of meaningful use and explore how providers can drive improved outcomes through the use of healthcare information technology. Visit this web site to keep informed of the latest information being shared about ARRA.
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes. For more information, see http://www.eclipsys.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statements in this news release concerning the implementation of and features and benefits provided by Eclipsys software, ARRA qualification, and evidence-based content are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from those projected due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Implementation and client-specific configuration of Eclipsys software can be complex and time-consuming. Results depend upon a variety of factors and can vary by client. Each client’s circumstances are unique and may include unforeseen issues that make it more difficult than anticipated to implement or derive benefit from Eclipsys software or services. The success and timeliness of the company’s services will depend at least in part upon client involvement, which can be difficult to control. Eclipsys is required to meet specified performance standards, and the contract can be terminated or its scope reduced under certain circumstances. ARRA qualification requires compliance with standards that are still evolving, and satisfaction of those standards may be delayed. More information about company risks is available in recent Form 10-Q and 10-K filings made by Eclipsys from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Special attention is directed to the portions of those documents entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Eclipsys, The Outcomes Company, Sunrise Enterprise, Helios by Eclipsys, and Knowledge-Based Medication Administration are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation (or its subsidiaries) in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names in this news release are or may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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