- Helps teaching hospitals maintain compliance with resident hour requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
- Tracks residents’ on-duty hours and time off between shifts, simplifies reporting, sends reminders to residents’ mobile devices
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amcom Software, Inc. today announced that it is collaborating with Maimonides Medical Center to deliver the Amcom Duty Hours Tracking solution. The new software enables teaching hospitals to monitor and report on residents’ hours in accordance with the ACGME’s 2011 regulations. For Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maimonides, the Amcom solution will simplify compliance and administration throughout the organization, which annually trains 450 residents in 70 specialties.
“Information is power, but communication is key,” said Dr. Steven Davidson, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Maimonides Medical Center. “Amcom is at the center of resident communications and has become a natural fulcrum for our resident duty hours tracking. It was a seamless extension of our Amcom directory and on-call scheduling solutions.”
In fact, integrating with existing Amcom directory and on-call scheduling information is key, as it eliminates the need for hospitals to maintain duplicate sets of contact and scheduling data for residents. Additionally, the solution allows administrators to generate reports on the number of hours each resident has worked and the intervals off between their shifts to help ensure ACGME compliance. Administrators can also create automated reminders to be sent to residents’ mobile devices. These alerts notify doctors they are nearing the end of their allotted hours for a period, or the end of a shift. Residents can update their status and track their own hours as well.
Like other teaching hospitals, Maimonides had to comply not only with ACGME requirements, but also with state guidelines on resident hours. The Amcom Duty Hours Tracking solution offers hospitals the flexibility to establish their own parameters for how hours are tracked to meet relevant requirements.
“We have worked closely with Dr. Davidson to address the need to track resident hours easily and effectively in light of the ACGME’s updated requirements,” said Chris Heim, President, Amcom Software. “Having an early adopter like Maimonides has been invaluable, and other teaching hospitals will benefit from these joint efforts.”
About Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center is among the largest independent teaching hospitals in the nation – training over 450 interns, residents and fellows annually. Widely recognized for its major achievements in advancing medical and information technology, Maimonides has 711 beds and over 70 subspecialty programs. For more information on the state-of-the-art clinical services at Maimonides Medical Center, click here.
About Amcom Software
Amcom Software, a subsidiary of USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), connects people to each other and to the data they need. This helps organizations save lives with communications that are faster, more accurate, and more efficient. Amcom Software’s unified communications technologies include solutions for contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification, and messaging. The company’s products are used by leading organizations in healthcare, hospitality, education, business, and government. By continually developing its industry-leading technologies, Amcom Software has rapidly grown and solidified its market leadership. For more information, call 800.852.8935 or go to http://www.amcomsoftware.com or find us on Twitter @AmcomSoftware.
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