Catholic Health East Chooses Zynx Health as Its Provider of Evidence-Based Order Sets and Plans of Care

18 Hospitals to Integrate Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support for Improved Standardization and Quality of Care

LOS ANGELES & NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Catholic Health East (CHE), a multi-institutional health system headquartered in Newtown Square, Pa., announced it has selected Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions, to deploy order sets and plans of care to 18 of its acute care hospitals. The deployment of ZynxOrder and ZynxCare will enable CHE to improve patient care and demonstrate meaningful use of its electronic health record systems (EHRs) as established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

CHE established an Advancing Clinical Transformation (ACT) initiative to drive excellence in quality and patient safety outcomes across the care continuum. CHE chose Zynx Health for its proven ability to measurably improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. Together with the robust Zynx Health library of evidence-based order set and plan of care templates and proven integration with MEDITECH and Siemens, CHE’s EHR systems of choice, Zynx Health solutions will enable CHE to achieve their ACT objectives.

“Our goal was to identify a content provider that had extensive knowledge for both nursing and medicine and could easily integrate with our current EMR system,” said Donette Herring, vice president and CIO for Catholic Health East. “Zynx Health showcases a depth and breadth of clinical experience through meticulous research methodology in the analysis of peer-reviewed studies, best practices and guidelines that are then published into recommendations and clinical decision support solutions.”

“ZynxOrder and ZynxCare will advance person-centered, evidence-based care in CHE through computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical documentation,” said Daniel Feinberg, MD, vice president of clinical excellence for CHE. “We look forward to working with our clinicians to take full advantage of the expertise provided through the Zynx Health library.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Catholic Health East in implementing customized order sets and plans of care,” said Greg Dorn, MD, the executive vice president and COO of Zynx Health. “Together, we will enhance patient safety across the health network, support improved clinical outcomes and enhance overall quality of care while building the foundation for demonstrating meaningful use of health technology as outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”

About Catholic Health East

Catholic Health East is a multi-institutional Catholic health system, which is co-sponsored by 9 religious congregations, and Hope Ministries. Based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, the System provides the means to ensure the continuation of the Catholic identity and operational strength of the sponsors' health ministries, which are located within 11 eastern states from Maine to Florida.

The System includes 34 acute care hospitals, four long term acute care hospitals, 25 freestanding and hospital-based long term care facilities, 14 assisted living facilities, four continuing care retirement communities, eight behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities, 32 home health/hospice agencies, and numerous ambulatory and community-based health services. Catholic Health East facilities employ approximately 54,000 full-time employees as partners in ministry. For more information, please visit: http://www.che.org/

About Zynx Health

Zynx Health, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, is the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions proven to measurably improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. Thousands of hospital organizations and providers trust Zynx Health clinical evidence, order sets, plans of care, clinical decision rules, quality forecasters, and practice guidelines to drive clinical improvements at the point of care and deploy the clinical decision support solutions required to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health record systems. Collectively, clients have customized and deployed more than 100,000 order sets and plans of care within Zynx Health’s online solutions. To learn more, visit www.zynxhealth.com or call 888.333.9969.



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