One of the largest New York healthcare providers selects QuadraMed to increase data accuracy and minimize duplicate patient records
RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QuadraMed® Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care, today announced Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center has selected its (#1 in KLAS) Identity Management solutions to optimize data integrity throughout the enterprise.
The 643-bed acute care facility will implement the EMPI solutions prior to its enterprise-wide implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system with the goals of improving patient identification accuracy, decreasing duplicate records and facilitating more seamless access to patient data between its acute and post-care facilities.
“QuadraMed’s EMPI solutions will pave the way for our EHR implementation by enabling us to cleanse the existing master patient index, decrease duplicate records and build an integrated platform for accessing and managing patient data throughout the enterprise,” said John Moustakakis, senior vice president and CIO at Westchester Medical Center. “In addition to improving the accuracy and integrity of demographic, inpatient and outpatient data, these solutions will allow us to dramatically reduce the potential for patient misidentification, medical errors and unnecessary tests, ultimately leading to safer, more effective care.”
With QuadraMed’s Identity Management offering, multi-facility healthcare organizations can identify and resolve overlapping or duplicate patient records stored within their information systems. The solutions also ensure one accurate clinical record is retained per patient regardless of the data source, application or facility visited. As a result, medical staff can quickly view a complete summary of a patient’s care throughout the continuum of care, resulting in streamlined care coordination and improved safety.
“As healthcare organizations are challenged to adopt electronic health records and meet Meaningful Use criteria, maintaining the accuracy and integrity of patient data is a critical first step,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. “QuadraMed’s Identity Management solutions give providers the tools needed to maintain a clean EMPI while establishing a framework that promotes interoperability with other healthcare entities and communities.”
QuadraMed’s EMPI solutions were ranked #1 in KLAS in the 2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. QuadraMed has achieved this ranking for seven of the past eight years (2004-2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011). KLAS Enterprises is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. Its mission is to improve delivery by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of healthcare providers, partners, consultants, investors, and vendors.
About QuadraMed Corporation
QuadraMed® is a leading provider of award-winning healthcare technologies and services that improve the safety and quality of patient care and enable financial health. Founded in 1993, QuadraMed provides proven, flexible solutions that help make our clients successful by streamlining processes, increasing productivity and driving positive clinical outcomes. Behind the Company's products and services is a staff of 600 professionals who support clients at over 2,000 healthcare provider facilities. For more information about QuadraMed, visit http://www.quadramed.com.
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