MEDHOST EDIS: Benefits of an Emergency Department-Specific Solution
Mt. San Rafael Hospital was in a complicated situation – behind on Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 requirements, staff struggling with a paper-driven emergency department (ED) environment, and a patient workflow hampered by lab status delays and time-consuming documentation. How could an investment in technology bring about positive changes and patient engagement in the community?
Facing Meaningful Use regulation deadlines, Mt. San Rafael Hospital was on a mission to transform the ED from a paper-based medical records environment to an electronic health record (EHR) system. The facility was additionally tasked with a very tight turnaround time from purchasing decision to go-live. Prior to selection and implementation of MEDHOST Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), the daily performance of ED shift duties and stress of patient care were magnified for the staff who had to use an outdated, paper-based medical records system.