Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Improves Patient Care By Increasing Internal Interoperability

In  recognition of its collaboration among  operational, IT resources and partnering vendors to create the best system for delivering care to their patients, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded with the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 Award.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center collaborated with a specialized niche electronic medical record (EMR) software company and one large vendor to build, test workflow, study, report and exchange data between the two systems.  The team worked closely with desktop, server and virtualization professionals to create the specific application package that was required to deploy this functionality to all of the reading workstations in an organized and uniform fashion. The teams were also able to develop an application package that would allow for remote echocardiology reads. 

“Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has implemented advanced capabilities that include capturing discrete data into the EMR from the cardiovascular information system and using RFID technology in the pharmacy medication dispensing process for the operating room,” said John H. Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, global vice president, healthcare advisory services group, HIMSS Analytics®.  “They are experiencing some phenomenal revenue cycle benefits thanks to their focused attention on IT-enabled process efficiencies,”

“Achieving EMRAM Stage 7 validates that we are using our technology to provide safer, more efficient, cost-effective and higher quality care for our patients,” said John F. Rodis, M.D., Saint Francis president. “Our unified care transitions and enhanced communication between healthcare providers will result in better care for our patients.”

Saint Francis Hospital will be recognized at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 19-23, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics website for more information on the EMRAM Stage 7 Award.  

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