San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico Selects MEDHOST’s Fully Integrated Enterprise Clinical and Financial Solutions

Physicians praise the solutions’ ease of use and expect rapid adoption, which aligns with the hospital’s Meaningful Use attestation objectives

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – May 28, 2014 – MEDHOST, Inc., a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions, today announced that 151-bed San Jorge Children’s Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, selected MEDHOST’s fully integrated Enterprise Clinical and Financial solutions. The principal factors in the hospital’s decision included the solutions’ ease of use. It was immediately recognized by physicians participating in the selection process. However, the software’s net billing capability and compliance with Puerto Rican clearinghouses.

San Jorge Children’s Hospital plans to go live with all of the system’s applications, including the Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) and new Physician Documentation application, later this year. It will then begin efforts to attest for Meaningful Use. Also, it will engage MEDHOST Professional Consulting to assist with the process.

“We are committed to providing advanced healthcare services to the children of Puerto Rico and strive to be a pioneer of pediatric care. Through constant improvements and upgrades, including deployment of MEDHOST’s comprehensive solutions and expanding our facilities, we can continue to meet the unique needs of patients well into the future,” said Lcdo. Domingo Cruz Vivaldi, CEO of San Jorge Children’s Hospital. “MEDHOST has already proven its ability to effectively work with Puerto Rican hospitals and align with the billing practices we have here, which are different than on the U.S. mainland. That, combined with the ease of use of the solutions. Moreover, the deep services MEDHOST offers, establishes a great foundation for the future.”

Paper Records-

San Jorge Children’s Hospital’s decision-makers also valued the tightly integrated nature of MEDHOST applications and functionality. Moreover, it will help the hospital easily digitize paper records.

“MEDHOST’s Enterprise system integrates both clinical and financial applications, creating a seamless environment that allows information to easily flow between departments. This will not only reinvigorate our operations by streamlining communication and eliminating manual processes and data silos, but it will also give clinicians more immediate access to critical patient information,” said Rogelio Caballero Rivera, CIO of San Jorge Children’s Hospital. “As a children’s hospital, we are required to keep records for more than two decades, and MEDHOST makes it possible to easily scan and store paper records so they’re readily available when needed.”

Founded in 1962, San Jorge Children’s Hospital today serves as a leading private children’s hospital in Puerto Rico. It is continuously expanding its inpatient and outpatient services and facilities. Also, adding a state-of-the art cancer center, intensive care unit and mental health facility.

“San Jorge Children’s Hospital is taking a thorough approach to preparing for the future and how it cares for patients, and we are excited that they chose MEDHOST’s Enterprise Clinical and Financial solutions as part of its plans,” said Craig Herrod, president of MEDHOST. “MEDHOST has a legacy of developing comprehensive easy-to-use technology complemented by a robust suite of services, such as Meaningful Use consulting, and San Jorge Children’s Hospital recognized these attributes. We look forward to working closely together with the hospital to help it achieve its clinical, financial and Meaningful Use goals.”

About San Jorge Children’s Hospital

In its commitment to continue to offer the most advanced health services and to promote quality care for Puerto Rico and Caribbean island children, the San Jorge Children’s Hospital has a new Pediatric Emergency Care Unit with 32 areas for exams and treatment and rooms equipped for trauma, cardiac conditions, orthopedic issues, isolation and decontamination.

Another unit is Oncology, which features 22 rooms to treat children suffering from immunosuppressant conditions. It is designed as a “protected environment” and offers comfort for family members to stay with the patient. In addition, 16-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has been designed and equipped with advanced technology to extend its specialized services. The unit provides accommodation for expanded family during critical periods. San Jorge Children’s Hospital has served the community for over 50 years. Moreover, it is offering quality services and a strong commitment to all patients from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

About MEDHOST

MEDHOST, Inc. is a provider of market-leading enterprise, departmental and healthcare engagement solutions to approximately 1,000 healthcare facilities. Our healthcare management system includes intuitive, easy-to-use and SaaS-enabled solutions. However, it is actually a robust suite of managed hosting, outsourcing and consulting services . Specifically, they are changing how clinicians and hospital leaders work and communicate. It is generating notable operational, patient flow, care and revenue improvements. MEDHOST delivers value by enabling hospitals of all types and all sizes. Especially, this is to better manage care and the business of healthcare while meeting evolving regulatory requirements.

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