ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Eclipsys Corporation (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company®, today announced that Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC), a 471-bed acute care hospital in Pine Bluff, AR, is the first Eclipsys™ client to activate Sunrise Enterprise™ 5.5, a significant uplift to Eclipsys’ leading integrated suite of software solutions. Upon completion of the upgrade, 100 percent of the hospital’s more than 2,600 end users had access to and began using Sunrise Enterprise 5.5. The on time, on budget, 30-day activation is in direct support of JRMC’s goal to meet by early August this year the expected “Meaningful Use” requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
“Our clinicians love Sunrise Enterprise 5.5’s exceptional performance and user interface enhancements,” said Patrick Neece, chief information officer at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. “We are excited by the improvements in workflow, reporting and interoperability that are packaged in this upgrade. We expect to see advances in the level of quality care we provide to our community, in addition to enabling us to maximize the stimulus payment opportunities from ARRA.”
JRMC also expects Sunrise Enterprise 5.5 to support its goal to move from Level 6 to Level 7 in the HIMSS Analytics EMR adoption model.
Enterprise-Wide Activation to Achieve Meaningful Use
The enterprise-wide activation spanned 15 units, critical care units, maternal child center, the emergency department and 10 physician offices. Upgrading to Sunrise Enterprise 5.5 has brought JRMC new features, new customization options and unparalleled quality and responsiveness to help the hospital operate more effectively and yield even greater, positive patient outcomes.
“The reaction to the system has been extremely positive from our end users and adoption has been a seamless process due to the system’s intuitive user interface,” said Andy Jenkins, administrative director of Information Systems. “Combined with the dedication of the JRMC and Eclipsys implementation teams and the unwavering support from our executive team, this huge initiative was a success from beginning to end.”
The hospital simultaneously upgraded Eclipsys’ computerized physician order entry, emergency care, ambulatory, critical care, clinical documentation, pharmacy and bar-coded medication administration solutions. Working together, these systems provide JRMC’s clinicians with fully integrated clinical workflows to help improve clinical outcomes and turnaround time and provide a single, secure electronic health record (EHR) across the enterprise. In addition, an upgrade of Sunrise Enterprise Scheduling™ was deployed to manage resources and create and schedule appointments across all of its care settings.
“Jefferson Regional Medical Center represents one of the nation’s finest healthcare institutions,” said Phil Pead, Eclipsys’ president and chief executive officer. “Their pioneering clinical efforts are now further enhanced by one of the most intuitive, functionally rich clinical solutions in the industry. Sunrise Enterprise 5.5 enables clinicians to access critical information efficiently across the many venues of care allowing caregivers the opportunity to spend more time with their patients. Sunrise Enterprise 5.5 ships with Helios by Eclipsys™ open architecture platform enabling JRMC to integrate third-party applications seamlessly without interfaces, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership, improving data integrity and greatly simplifying their third-party vendor environment.”
About Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is a 471-bed acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center in Pine Bluff, AR. It is a not-for-profit, private regional hospital, licensed by the Arkansas State Health Department and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. From primary care to a full range of specialties, JRMC has brought together physicians from the nation's finest medical schools to care for the people of South Arkansas. For more information, see www.jrmc.org.
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes. For more information, see www.eclipsys.com or email [email protected].
Statements in this news release concerning the implementation of and features and benefits provided by Eclipsys software, client use of the software and benefits achieved, and ARRA qualification are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from those projected due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Implementation and client-specific configuration of Eclipsys software can be complex and time-consuming. Results depend upon a variety of factors and can vary by client. Each client’s circumstances are unique and may include unforeseen issues that make it more difficult than anticipated to implement or derive benefit from Eclipsys software or services. The success and timeliness of the company’s services will depend at least in part upon client involvement, which can be difficult to control. Eclipsys is required to meet specified performance standards, and the contract can be terminated or its scope reduced under certain circumstances. ARRA qualification requires compliance with standards that are still evolving, and satisfaction of those standards may be delayed. More information about company risks is available in recent Form 10-Q and 10-K filings made by Eclipsys from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Special attention is directed to the portions of those documents entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Eclipsys, The Outcomes Company, Sunrise Enterprise, Sunrise Enterprise Scheduling and Helios by Eclipsys are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation (or its subsidiaries) in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names in this news release are or may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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