Davies Award-Winning Medical Center Installs Dialog Medical’s iMedConsent™ Application to Standardize and Automate the Informed Consent Process
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dialog Medical, the leading provider of informed consent and patient education systems for hospitals and physician practices, today announced that Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) has installed the iMedConsent application and fully interfaced that software tool with the institution’s electronic health record (EHR). EMMC is a nationally recognized a leader in the implementation of health information technology. In 2008, EMMC was the only healthcare system to win the Nicholas E. Davies Organizational Award of Excellence, sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – an award that recognizes institutions that effectively employ information technology to improve the safety and quality of patient care.
iMedConsent includes procedure-specific consent forms for more than 2,100 medical and surgical procedures; patient education documents for thousands of diagnoses and treatments; and an extensive anatomical image gallery that allows the physician to annotate images and simplify complex topics for the patient. In addition, the application automates the completion of patient documentation ranging from HIPAA disclosures to advance directives, including the digital capture of signatures, paperless storage of signed documents and electronic notation in the patient’s medical record.
“EMMC is a unique client in that they employed a lean six sigma approach to investigate potential instances of inefficiency in one of their clinical areas,” said Timothy Kelly, vice president of Marketing for Dialog Medical. “That investigation lead to EMMC’s efforts to automate their informed consent process including the ability to electronically append signed consent forms as part of the patients’ records within the EHR.”
“In July, EMMC was named a Most Wired Hospital for the third straight year by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine,” said Michael Burke, president of Dialog Medical. “We are privileged to have been selected to assist an organization that places such a high premium on utilizing state-of-the-art technology to advance patient care.”
About Dialog Medical
Dialog Medical is a leading provider of informed consent and patient education systems for hospitals and physician practices. The company’s iMedConsent™ application is currently used by more than 15,000 physicians in over 190 hospitals and physician practices nationwide. For more information on Dialog Medical and its products, visit www.dialogmedical.com.
About Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC)
Located in Bangor, EMMC serves communities throughout central, eastern, and northern Maine. The 411-bed medical center and its medical staff of more than 300 physicians provide three-quarters of the primary-care hospital services offered in the Bangor area, as well as specialty and intensive services to the northern two-thirds of the state. Its neighbors count on EMMC as a resource for healthcare and health information, as a source of support and assistance for area physicians and other healthcare providers, and as a training ground for the health professionals of the future. EMMC is an American College of Surgeons verified Level II trauma center and host of Lifeflight of Maine, a statewide medical helicopter service that transports critically ill and injured patients. The institution also provides outreach clinics to many local hospitals in the region, allowing easier access for patients and supporting the role of those hospitals in their communities. For more information on EMMC, visit www.emmc.org.
Tim Kelly, 770-982-7851, ext. 54
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