―Integrated Clinical Solution Suite, Leadership in Physician Adoption and Superior Nursing Workflows Factored into Net-New Client Decision―
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Eclipsys Corporation (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company®, today announced that John T. Mather Memorial Hospital (Mather), a 248-bed community hospital located in Port Jefferson, NY, has selected multiple components of the company’s Sunrise Enterprise™ integrated suite of solutions. The new applications will serve to create a single electronic health record (EHR) across venues to improve quality, safety and continuity of care— all which support improved clinician workflows and patient outcomes. The incremental use of enabling technology also supports Mather’s goal to meet the expected “meaningful use” definition of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to become eligible for stimulus payments.
After thoroughly exploring options offered by several information technology (IT) companies, Mather chose Eclipsys™ based on the company’s natively integrated clinical solution suite and proven track record in supporting clients in reaching deep levels of technology adoption— a key provision for ARRA incentives.
“We are committed to providing our patients with consistent high-quality care and taking full advantage of supportive technologies that assist our physicians and other practitioners and clinicians in improving the care they provide,” said Kenneth Roberts, President, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital. “The fundamental design of the ARRA legislation is to accelerate physician adoption of technology. We are excited about the opportunities that Eclipsys’ integrated clinical solution suite will bring to Mather’s healthcare mission, and working with an IT partner that is differentiated by its focus on improved clinical outcomes and delivering solutions physicians like to use.”
Expanded Use of Technology for a Single EHR throughout the Care Process
Plans call for Mather to deploy Eclipsys’ industry-leading computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system to support evidence-based practices and clinical decision making, along with the company’s clinical documentation solution, Knowledge-Based Charting™, and pharmacy information system, Sunrise Pharmacy™. In combination, these applications will create a single and unified view of the patient’s clinical information. The electronic system will transform the care delivery process by removing keystrokes and manual processes and improving workflows and collaboration among the care team by providing each caregiver real-time access to the latest patient lab results, medication therapy and physician report. To further support medication safety, Eclipsys’ Knowledge-Based Medication Administration™ and orders reconciliation solutions will provide further safeguards that ensure patients receive the right medications at the right time.
Mather also selected Eclipsys’ Sunrise Critical Care™ solution to enhance clinician ability to monitor and assess patient conditions in the hospital’s critical care units. Sunrise Critical Care continuously cross-checks incoming test results and information from patient-monitoring devices against the patient's age, condition, gender, treatment history and evidence-based standards of care to quickly alert clinicians to potentially dangerous downward trends in a patient's health.
“By enabling members of the care team to electronically record and review patient information at the point of care in every department, these solutions will improve nursing workflow through enhanced coordination and efficiency,” says Mather’s chief nursing officer, Marie Mulligan. “Our nurses improve outcomes on multiple fronts by helping to improve care quality and patient satisfaction, and Eclipsys’ clinical solutions will empower nurses in their mission to deliver safe, quality care.”
Key Solution to Meeting Expected ARRA “Meaningful Use”
Beyond the EHR, Sunrise Clinical Analytics™ will support Mather’s goals for quality improvement, and in helping the hospital satisfy the expected ARRA “Meaningful Use” requirements. Sunrise Clinical Analytics intelligently transforms health care data flowing through Sunrise Enterprise clinical solutions to support optimized analytics and reporting, operational decision making, as well as patient safety and quality initiatives.
“Speed to Value” and Remote Hosting for Accelerated Implementation and Enhanced Functionality
Mather plans to utilize Eclipsys’ “Speed to Value” implementation approach, accelerating the activation to help meet the specified ARRA timeline requirements and maximize stimulus payment opportunities. Eclipsys’ proven, repeatable implementation method is based on hundreds of successful on-time, on-budget implementations and decades of experience with a broad range of hospitals and health systems. The Speed to Value approach leverages Eclipsys’ rich client knowledge to provide more than 1,000 suggested design decisions to help reduce deployment cycle time and enable clients to focus on value-added activities during the implementation.
Mather will also use Eclipsys’ remote hosting services to support managing its new technology infrastructure. These services deliver powerful CPU processing, fast storage and dedicated point-to-point communications. Hosting the solutions at the ISO 9001:2000-certified Eclipsys Technology Solutions Center will offload storage and processing for the new IT infrastructure.
“Mather Hospital is a great example of the many hospitals which want to leverage the dual clinical quality and financial incentive opportunity presented by the ARRA stimulus package,” said Jay Deady, Eclipsys’ executive vice president of Client Solutions. “We are pleased Eclipsys was recognized in the selection process for offering a truly integrated clinical solution suite, leadership in physician adoption and superior nursing workflows. We estimate that there are an additional 500 to 600 community hospitals similar in size to Mather Hospital that have yet to make an ARRA buying decision. Combined with our expedited implementation methodology and remote hosting services, Eclipsys is a preferred choice for hospitals needing a quick and satisfactory solution to both the application and services requirements of ARRA.”
About John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community hospital providing care to approximately 13,000 inpatients and 44,000 Emergency Department patients annually. It is dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of health care services of the highest quality, in a cost effective manner, to the residents of Suffolk County. For more information, see www.matherhospital.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, ARRA qualification, evidence-based content and services 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, Knowledge-Based Charting, Knowledge-Based Medication Administration, Sunrise Pharmacy, Sunrise Clinical Analytics and Sunrise Critical Care 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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