Brazosport Regional Health System to Utilize MEDHOST’s EDIS to Enhance Processes and Patient Care in its Busy Emergency Department

Brazosport Regional Health System to Utilize MEDHOST’s EDIS to Enhance Processes and Patient Care in its Busy Emergency Department

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MEDHOST, provider of leading healthcare throughput, perioperative and emergency department software, today announced that Brazosport Regional Health System (BRHS), in Lake Jackson, Texas, will leverage MEDHOST’s Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to streamline processes, communication and patient throughput in its busy emergency department (ED). Additionally, the MEDHOST EDIS will help the 175-bed hospital meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria and achieve its patient care and safety goals.

BRHS leadership was faced with the decision of either adding staff to accommodate its patient load or finding a technology solution that would turn the ED into a model of efficiency. The hospital’s selection team included ED clinicians, who found value in many MEDHOST EDIS features, including its graphical floor-plan view, visual cues, automated notifications and risk alerts, all of which are designed to support existing clinical workflows and improve operations, patient flow and clinical outcomes. BRHS was also attracted to MEDHOST’s integration capabilities and past experience interfacing with MEDITECH, the hospital’s enterprise information system.

“As we reviewed multiple solutions, we specifically looked for an offering that would help us manage our patient volumes and support our Meaningful Use attestation goals and timeline. It was clear that the MEDHOST EDIS would deliver the long-term fix we needed without us having to add staff,” said Dr. Kevin Rittger, an ED physician at Brazosport Regional Health System. “Our clinicians were drawn to the MEDHOST EDIS because it aligns with their workflows and is specifically designed to address the unique needs of the ED. Their acceptance of the solution was especially important because we wouldn’t be able to achieve our objectives without it.”

Additionally, because the MEDHOST EDIS is agile, it could be implemented quickly, which meant that BRHS could begin its Meaningful Use attestation efforts sooner than later.

“MEDHOST has extensive experience helping Customers improve how patients flow through the ED, and we are proud to provide an EDIS that clinicians actually want to use,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “With ED volumes continuing to increase across the country, hospitals will need to be proactive in order to streamline workflows and patient throughput. Brazosport Regional Health System is on the right track.”

Brazosport Regional, a Thomson 100 Top Hospital, is located on a beautiful 25 acre campus in Lake Jackson, Texas offering state of the art diagnostic and comprehensive treatment services with care and compassion. The nationally accredited hospital ensures premium care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet the ever changing healthcare needs of our community. For you and your family, it all adds up to the right care…right here. Additional information about Brazosport Regional Health System can be found at .

is dedicated to advancing healthcare IT by developing user-friendly software solutions that improve hospital-wide operations, emergency department care, patient flow, surgery and anesthesia care cycles, financial performance and patient care, safety and satisfaction. Its intuitive, easy-to-use solutions align with end-user workflow. MEDHOST, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is part of , a health information technology company with a family of brands that also includes (HMS) and .

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