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Saint Luke's Health System has finalized an agreement to implement EDCO Health Information Solutions' patented Solarity technology, and remote indexing services. The deal will assist Saint Luke's in achieving its goal of reaching Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.
Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) February 19, 2014
Saint Lukes Health System, which includes 10 hospitals across the Kansas City, Mo. region, has finalized an agreement with EDCO® Health Information Solutions to implement EDCOs patented Solarity® technology, and remote indexing services to assist the facility in achieving its goal of reaching Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. The technology and services will provide Saint Lukes the capability to scan patient records at the point of care, and have the documents indexed automatically with Solarity. EDCOs team of medical record indexing professionals will quality check the indexed documents before returning them to Saint Lukes EMR in less than one hour.
Currently, Saint Lukes Health System scans medical records post-discharge. The process of scanning and classifying documents is distributed through health information management (HIM) departments in each of Saint Lukes hospitals. In conjunction with their new EMR roll out, Sharon Korzdorfer, Health Information Management Director for Saint Lukes Health System, was in search of a solution to scan medical records at the point of care to reach Stage 7 of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model. Scanning the remaining paper documentation at the point of care will allow clinical providers to access all critical patient information digitally and improve patient care.
Korzdorfer, immediately saw the potential that point of care medical records scanning with Solarity could bring to the health system. After further research and follow up, she and her team developed a strategy to emulate the scanning model employed at Rochester General Health System (RGHS), in Rochester, New York. The model allows for hospital staff to scan records at the point of care quickly and efficiently to be indexed using Solarity technology.
Saint Lukes Health System works proactively to utilize the most up to date resources, which helps us offer the best care for our patients, said Korzdorfer. The Solarity technology will allow us to capture information securely at the point of care, which ultimately will improve patient care. The operation to implement Solarity technology and services will be concurrent with the health system installing a new EMR and EDMS. Project completion and implementation is targeted for March, 2014.
Learn more about smarter scanning and indexing with Solarity, here.
About EDCO Health Information Solutions
Since 1961, EDCO Health Information Solutions has enabled healthcare facilities to maximize efficiencies, reduce cost, and streamline health information to improve patient care. Today, EDCO provides a combination of medical records scanning software, services, and process knowledge to optimize the health information management department.
For more information, visit http://www.edcohealthinfosolutions.com.
About Saint Lukes Health System
Saint Lukes Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.
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