El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Increases Efficiency by Implementing eWebHealth Technology

Reading, Mass., September 2, 2009 - El Camino Hospital, a 143-bed, full-service, acute-care

hospital in the San Jose area, extended the complete suite of medical record workflow technology from eWebHealth, a leading provider of electronic workflow solutions for medical records, to its new campus in Los Gatos, CA. In just 90 days, the go-live of eWebHealth's technology suite, eWebHIMTM, was completed and integrated into the hospital's clinical information system, Eclipsys' Sunrise Clinical Manager.

After undergoing an extensive facility expansion following its purchase of the former Community Hospital of Los Gatos site in March, El Camino Hospital was able to re-open Los Gatos' doors in July, 2009. "The extension of the eWebHealth application was very well managed and executed, which allowed us to hit all of our critical deadlines. Database integration between the two campuses has allowed for HIM workflow efficiencies in terms of the staffing and the ability to perform HIM functions from either site," stated Linda Sweeney, RHIA, Director, Health Information Management Services, El Camino Hospital.

"The ability to extend our complete legal electronic health record in less than three months from beginning to end was impressive," said Greg Walton, Chief Information Officer, El Camino Hospital. "Furthermore, the seamless interoperability of eWebHIM with our existing clinical information system is something that is critical as we continue to evolve our clinical electronic health record (EHR) strategy in the years to come."

The eWebHealth suite is a comprehensive medical record workflow solution for healthcare organizations delivered via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, for real-time, remote record access; rapid implementation; and low cost of deployment. The eWebHIM suite includes:

  • eWebCoding: Eliminates coding backlogs and decreases DNFB days with fast, accurate and fully compliant coding;
  • eWebView: Gives clinicians, business offices, HIM staff and auditors anytime, anywhere access to patient records via the Internet to improve clinical and administrative decision making and efficiency;
  • eWebCompletion: Makes it easy for physicians to comply with medical record requirements by supporting electronic deficiency analysis, assignment, routing, monitoring and reporting;
  • eWebSignature: Allows clinicians to edit and sign off on patient charts wherever and whenever they have Web access for faster chart completion.

"We have seen a tremendous response from hospitals like El Camino Hospital Los Gatos transitioning to a full electronic health system," said George Abatjoglou, Chief Executive Officer, eWebHealth. "As the Los Gatos campus reopened its doors to the community, it faced the challenge of providing realtime, electronic access to patient records to authorized users, in a simple and cost effective manner, to maximize organizational efficiency - a challenge that was fully met with the implementation of our technology suite."

About El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital, ranked among the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical excellence by HealthGrades, is a 542 bed acute care, not-for-profit and District owned organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, California. Key medical specialty focuses include cancer care, heart & vascular, neuroscience, genomic medicine, orthopedic & spine and a women's hospital.

El Camino Hospital has delivered excellent medical services to the communities of Silicon Valley for more than four decades. The hospital is also recognized as a pioneer and national leader in the use of health information technology to promote patient safety, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE), electronic medical records and wireless communications. To learn more about El Camino Hospital and its services in Mountain View and Los Gatos, visit our Web site at www.elcaminohospital.org. For a physician referral, visit our Web site or call the El Camino Health Line at 800-216-5556.

About eWebHealth

eWebHealth Inc. is helping hospitals and health facilities across the country redefine HIM excellence by providing automated medical record workflow solutions that improve physician/coder collaboration, optimize case mix and cash flow, and support critical compliance requirements. eWebHealth technology interfaces with clinical and back office systems to provide automated workflow of the medical record at its most critical junctures: the ones that affect payment, patient care and compliance. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model enables hospitals and health facilities to achieve results quickly, affordably and with proven return on investment. For more information, visit, www.ewebhealth.com or call (866) 644-EWEB.


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