Five Key Elements to Successful Clinical Information Implementation: ICA Hosts Webinar for Physicians, Clinicians, HIT Spe

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 2 p.m. CT; Register online at

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- “Five Key Elements to Successful Clinical Information Implementation,” Thursday, June 17, 2010, 2 p.m. CT, a Webinar hosted by Informatics Corporation of America (ICA;, will explore the five elements that significantly improve the potential for successful roll-out of clinical information systems (CIS) and explain how institutions can succeed even when faced with great adversity towards CIS adoption. ICA, a provider of comprehensive health information exchange (HIE) solutions to hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), communities, and states, invites physicians, clinical staff, health information technology specialists, and hospital administrators to register at

“While resource constraints may impact the growing number of CIS implementations, health care leaders should view this as a transformational opportunity that focuses on promoting the adoption of technology and altering patient care delivery – not simply an information technology event,” says John Tempesco, vice president, Clinical Services, at ICA. “CIS implementation includes all phases of an application's life cycle, from planning through maintenance. This Webinar is designed to help prevent missteps during the critical phases of implementation and ensure success.”

Presented by Tempesco and Rhonda Harper, director of IT at Lourdes Hospital, an ICA client, the webinar will focus on five key elements:

  1. Comprehensive Business Plan
  2. Executive Commitment and Leadership
  3. Realistic Expectations
  4. Operational Ownership
  5. Piloting and Refinement

Harper adds, “By including these five elements into the CIS implementation, overall implementation success can be achieved in terms of end-user adoption and satisfaction, increased productivity, and reduction of errors. Participants will also gain some valuable insights from the Lourdes experience, with first-hand discussion of the implementation of the ICA comprehensive solution. We will examine ways that the solution complemented the hospital system’s legacy health information system, and provided interoperability with various existing ambulatory electronic medical records.”

Developed by practicing physicians and informatics professionals at Vanderbilt Medical Center and implemented in both enterprise and HIE environments, ICA’s CareAlign™ provides:

  • Provider and patient portal with secure clinical communication
  • Standards-based interoperability (IHE, NHIN)
  • EHR-Lite functionality (Ambulatory orders, ePrescribing, vitals and summaries)
  • Population management, analysis and reporting (Disease dashboards)

“Thanks to our partnership with ICA, Lourdes is poised to meet the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) mandate for meaningful use because we are able to aggregate all major inpatient clinical systems, build on legacy systems, and streamline patient data from disparate sources into a single, unified record, accessible by caregivers where and when they need it,” Harper concludes.

About Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) was formed to take innovative technology developed by practicing clinicians and informatics professionals at Vanderbilt Medical Center to the broader health care market. ICA provides a comprehensive HIE solution to hospitals, IDNs, communities and states, including: a comprehensive clinical information engine; portal and communications platform; interoperability capabilities; EHR-Lite; disease management and analytics and reporting tools. ICA empowers caregivers to make informed decisions at the point of care with its standards-based interoperability to help health care enterprises achieve operational efficiencies across multiple providers and settings. Visit


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