Baton Rouge General Medical Center Chooses RelayHealth for Enterprise Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Baton Rouge General Medical Center Chooses RelayHealth for Enterprise Health Information Exchange (HIE)

RelayHealthLynne Durham, 770-237-7506orBaton Rouge GeneralMaryann Rowland, 225-237-1675

Baton Rouge General Medical Center, named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals in 2011, has chosen RelayHealth for enterprise health information exchange (HIE). The implementation supports Baton Rouge General in further advancing its health information technology systems to deliver quality patient care and promote excellent health outcomes in the communities the organization serves.

Baton Rouge General’s first steps will be to implement electronic medical records system enhancements that will improve system integration and ease of use for physicians, including enhanced documentation and communications, orders for easy electronic request of diagnostic tests and patient referrals. In addition, the system will provide electronic results distribution to help enhance the providers’ ability to review diagnostic results and convey the results to patients, as well as to help ease the burden associated with the distribution, reporting and filing of paper results.

“Baton Rouge General is collaborating among key clinical stakeholders and IT to thoughtfully examine how workflows can drive technology, rather than the converse,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, Baton Rouge General’s Chief Operating Officer. “RelayHealth’s enterprise HIE offers physicians and staff well-integrated workflows to help facilitate the secure exchange of health information.”

“Hospitals and health systems are increasingly turning to enterprise HIE to solve business challenges,” said Jeff Felton, president, RelayHealth. “RelayHealth is proud to provide one of the industry’s top enterprise HIE solutions and to help our customers attain their health information exchange goals, whether clinical or business in nature.”

Enterprise health information exchange helps health systems, physicians and other providers securely share health information for better care coordination, well-documented transitions of care, and enhanced patient-provider communication. The ultimate goal is to provide patients and physicians access to the right health data at the right time in the right place.

RelayHealth, McKesson’s connectivity business, enables the secure exchange of clinical, financial and administrative information between patients, providers, payers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and government agencies. RelayHealth processes nearly 16 billion healthcare transactions annually by integrating the delivery of high-quality care and improving the financial outcomes for its customers. For more information, call 888.743.8735, or visit our Web site at . Follow us on Twitter (@RelayHealth) or visit the RelayHealth Facebook page.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information about Baton Rouge General, please visit .