Shannon Health Latest to Choose the Rothman Index as its Patient Monitoring System

SAN ANGELO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shannon Health has selected the Rothman Index as its patient surveillance system in its ongoing effort to improve quality of care and patient safety while reducing costs.

Shannon Medical Center will be leveraging the data that already exists within its electronic health record by integrating the Rothman Index in McKesson Paragon. “We anticipate the addition of the Rothman Index will allow us to take monitoring of the patient’s condition to a level available in few hospitals in our country,” said Wilma Powell Stuart, RN, PhD, Chief Nursing Officer. “The nursing team at Shannon Medical Center is very excited to have the opportunity to implement such an important tool to enhance the care of our patients.”

Rothman Healthcare developed the Rothman Index in 2005 in order to improve patient outcomes and streamline the continuity of care while reducing costs from patient flow, re-admissions, staffing and general operations. The Rothman Index captures data buried in a hospital’s electronic health record to display the progression of a patient’s health over time. The Rothman Index generates a regularly updated health score synthesizing routine vital signs, nursing assessments, and lab results, for display in a user-friendly graphical format, summarizing thousands of pages of patient data at a glance. The Rothman Index makes it easier to track patient progress and detect subtle declines in health visually. Rapid Response Teams, physicians and nurses now have the ability to see multiple patient graphs simultaneously for earlier interventions and a summarized understanding of a whole unit, providing patients the extraordinary care they need as effectively and as soon as possible.

Named the top trauma center in Texas for 2011, and featured as one of the 2011 HomeCare Elite, Shannon Medical Center has proven its ability to provide quality service across the healthcare continuum. “We are pleased to add Shannon Medical Center to our list of partners with its 75 years of exceptional care to the San Angelo area,” said Michael Rothman, Chief Executive Officer of Rothman Healthcare. “We have seen a tremendous amount of market momentum with prestigious hospital systems in Texas, Florida, Illinois and Connecticut all having chosen to implement the Rothman Index in 2011.”

About Rothman Healthcare Corporation

Rothman Healthcare Corporation is committed to improving the quality and efficacy of patient care with innovative, patient-centric software that enables healthcare professionals to easily access critical and actionable patient health data. The Rothman Index generates a graph of patient condition over time that allows for greater continuity and quality of care while reducing costs. For more information, call (866) 362-0001, email [email protected] or visit

About Shannon Medical Center

Founded on a legacy of caring, Shannon is a San Angelo owned healthcare system dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare for family, friends and neighbors. For more than 75 years, Shannon Medical Center has served the San Angelo area, growing with the community and serving its health care needs. Their facility is licensed for 400 beds and provides a variety of clinical services to meet each patient's needs. They are the designated Lead Level 3 Trauma Center for the region, have a nationally-recognized Intensive Care Unit, provide critical care to newborns as early as 28 weeks gestational age, perform state-of-the-art diagnostics in their radiology department, and provide complete testing and surgical capabilities for the cardiology patient among many more services.


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