Kalispell Regional Medical Center optimizes workflow & communication with MEDHOST
MEDHOST’s EDIS seamlessly integrates with MEDITECH environment to increase interface capabilities and offer bedside order entry
ADDISON, Texas – Sept. 24, 2007 – With MEDHOST’s bedside order entry and documentation, Kalispell has improved the quality of patient care and efficiency within its ED. Rather than returning to the nurse’s station to place orders or complete charting, Kalispell’s clinicians can document in real time via tablet PCs and in-room computers. MEDHOST’s intuitive touch screen technology makes documenting quick and easy, thereby improving accuracy and eliminating errors.
"The EDIS from MEDHOST clearly stood apart because of its numerous successful MEDITECH interfaces, and we were truly sold on the system after seeing how easily and quickly our clinicians worked in MEDHOST with little to no training; it’s that intuitive," said Allison Meilicke, ED director at Kalispell. "On top of exceeding our clinical expectations, MEDHOST’s dedication and support has been excellent. Our ED is benefiting from the enhanced communications, automatic charge capture, and improved patient care and safety that make MEDHOST so different. We believe that Kalispell’s ED now has the best and most complete EDIS out there."
The ability to instantly customize and build on existing charting templates to increase workflow efficiencies also was critical to Kalispell’s EDIS vendor decision. Located near Glacier National Park, the ED is prone to receiving unique trauma cases, such as avalanche victims, and with MEDHOST’s Administrative Toolkit, Kalispell can independently manage their documentation updates, clinical data and reporting needs.
"MEDHOST is happy to provide Kalispell with a full-suite product that allows them to automate their ED with bedside order entry, a more streamlined billing process and robust reporting capabilities," said Craig Herrod, president and CEO of MEDHOST. "Once again, our close relationship with Iatric Systems has helped another MEDITECH hospital gain the clinical, administrative and financial benefits made possible by MEDHOST. We are dedicated to ensuring that Kalispell’s EDIS needs are continually met, from consultation to implementation and ongoing support as we grow our relationship together."
MEDHOST currently serves more than 130 facilities, including Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, the Lifespan Health System of Rhode Island, and the Baylor Health Care System in Texas. MEDHOST is the preferred EDIS provider of VHA Inc., a national cooperative serving more than 2,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations. In addition to MEDITECH, MEDHOST also easily integrates with other leading healthcare information systems, including Cerner, Siemens and McKesson.
MEDHOST, provider of the leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), today announced that Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont., has automated its emergency department (ED) with MEDHOST’s full-suite software. Kalispell elected to replace its previous EDIS with MEDHOST because of its successful track record of interfacing with MEDITECH Hospital Information Systems. MEDHOST’s seamless interface enabled Kalispell to improve communication between clinical areas, including radiology and the lab, while increasing efficiency by giving clinicians and staff real-time access to test results, reports and orders.
About MEDHOST, Inc.
MEDHOST is a software solutions company that provides highly visual, easy-to-use process management technology for the healthcare industry. The MEDHOST product suite has been adopted by leading institutions throughout the United States and has proven to dramatically improve emergency department processes and financial performance. It is MEDHOST’s mission to ensure Customer satisfaction by providing the highest levels of quality, performance and service, as evidenced by top KLAS rankings year after year. Products include real-time Patient Tracking, Nurse Charting, Physician Documentation, Order Entry and comprehensive reporting. MEDHOST is headquartered in Addison, Texas.
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