Clara Maass Medical Center Emergency Department EMR Case Study to Be Presented at iHT2 Spring Health IT Summit

Chair of Emergency Medicine John Fontanetta, MD, FACEP, and EDIMS Executive Jamie Kohl Share How EMR Has Improved Care Delivery, Clinician Productivity and the Bottom Line




John Fontanetta, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., chair of emergency medicine for Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ, and Jamie Kohl, vice president of strategy at EDIMS, a leading provider of interoperable emergency department (ED) information management systems, will present the hospital’s ED EMR case study at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) Spring Health IT Summit.


The conference agenda is available at The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry.




The case study being presented, “Improving Emergency Department Care and Profitability: A Clara Maass Medical Center Case Study” will outline the challenges that Clara Maass has faced over the past decade as its ED visits soared from 27,000 to over 70,000 per year, and how it used EDIMS EMR to successfully handle the increased volume without commensurate staff growth or a facility expansion. The presenters will demonstrate how by redesigning its ED and utilizing its ED EMR, Clara Maass has been able to deliver improved care while achieving dramatic increases in clinician productivity and per patient revenue.

Today, Clara Maass sits near the top of HealthGrades’ ranking of 80 New Jersey hospitals. Its ED, a certified center for stroke and chest pain, has one of the state’s top quality scores for opening coronary arteries after acute myocardial infarction.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Ritz Carlton
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33304




CEOs, CIOs, chief medical information officers, chief medical informatics officers, physicians, practice managers, and vice presidents/directors of IT.



Dr. John Fontanetta, Jamie Kohl, or Shane Hade, CEO of EDIMS


For over 20 years, EDIMS LLC has been delivering enhanced ED operations through its interoperable ED information management systems. Its electronic medical record (EMR) solutions, designed to support clinicians’ workflow and provide clinical decision support, are being used at 40 hospitals and long-term care facilities nationwide. EDIMS’ ability to provide comprehensive order entry, real-time charge capture, and to fully document ED patient encounters helps EDs improve reimbursement and enhance patient care while reducing the amount of time and effort involved in documentation and billing. For more information, visit


Lindsey Karberg for EDIMS
480-664-8412 ext. 13
[email protected]

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