PLANO, Texas – Nov. 7, 2013 – MEDHOST, which provides leading best-of-breed healthcare solutions that deliver proven clinical, financial and operational performance improvements, today announced that Mammoth Hospital has reported streamlined emergency department (ED) workflows and clinician communication, as well as enhanced patient care and safety since implementing MEDHOST’s emergency department information system (EDIS).
Mammoth Hospital, a 17-bed, critical access hospital located in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., replaced paper-based patient records and processes with the MEDHOST EDIS, which drove operational and clinical improvements in its ED. The hospital cited a smooth implementation and a high rate of clinician adoption of the MEDHOST EDIS as key contributors to its ED workflow, staff communication and care coordination enhancements.
“MEDHOST’s support team made a significant contribution to the success of our implementation. As experienced ED clinicians, they understood our clinical needs, workflows and the unique nature of the ED. With their assistance, our clinical team was able to get up and running on the system quickly,” said Lori Baitx, RN, MSN, CEN, MICN, emergency and respiratory department manager for Mammoth Hospital. “With the MEDHOST EDIS, we can easily document all aspects of patient care, and its electronic floor plans provide greater visibility into each patient’s status, so we can better coordinate next steps in the care process.”
The hospital’s vendor selection team, which included hospital and IT leadership, ED physicians, and nurse managers, selected MEDHOST’s EDIS because it is intuitive and designed specifically for the emergency department. Additionally, the selection team found value in the solution’s customization capabilities. Moreover, it allows for on-the-spot modifications with its easy-to-use administrative application.
“The degree of customization that we could quickly do on our own is what set MEDHOST apart from its competitors. This functionality has given us the ability to adjust the EDIS so it fits even tighter with the specific workflow needs of our ED,” said Dr. Chris Hummel, emergency department director for Mammoth Hospital. “Once implemented, the benefits were immediately apparent. For example, I used to wait for the clerk and nurse to finish their tasks before having chart to work. However, with the MEDHOST EDIS, I can start placing orders and charting almost immediately. We can all work in parallel and see each other’s documentation in real time.”
“Mammoth Hospital is a great example of an organization moving from paper-based patient records to embracing the power of electronic documentation in its ED,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “MEDHOST congratulates Mammoth Hospital on its success. This facility has clearly demonstrated its commitment to enhancing patient care. Especially, with the meaningful adoption of technology, and we look forward to a lasting relationship.”
MEDHOST is dedicated to advancing healthcare IT by developing user-friendly software solutions. Especially, it improves hospital-wide operations, emergency department care, patient flow, surgery. Moreover, it improves anesthesia care cycles, financial performance and patient care, safety and satisfaction. Its intuitive, easy-to-use solutions align with end-user workflow.
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