News | May 12, 2008

MEDHOST Advances HIS Integration With Discrete Patient Data Sharing Capability

May 13, 2008 - MEDHOST, a provider of emergency department information system (EDIS), said today it strengthened its interoperability with hospital information systems (HIS) by introducing a unique, discrete patient data sharing capability.

Patient information recorded in the ED, including medication allergies, initial admission assessment and home medications, can now serve as an information baseline once a patient is admitted, thereby eliminating data re-entry, decreasing medical errors and ensuring continuity of care.

Stanly Memorial Hospital in Albermarle, NC, and Conway Medical Center in Conway, SC, are two of the first hospitals to share discrete patient data between their MEDITECH HIS and MEDHOST; both hospitals report improved patient safety, satisfaction and clinical workflow.

“MEDHOST modified its content to match our MEDITECH HIS so that we could share the complete admit assessment between the systems, including immunization history, past medical history, past surgical history, and recreational drugs, tobacco and alcohol use,” said Brian Freeman, vice president of diagnostics and information technology at Stanly Memorial Hospital. “Sharing discrete patient data has removed redundant questioning and data gathering by clinicians, speeding the delivery of care and enabling our inpatient nurses to start care at a more in-depth level. This has improved clinical workflow, streamlined communication and heightened patient safety.”

“Sharing discrete patient data between MEDHOST and MEDITECH has improved chart accuracy and patient safety, which helps to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission’s requirements,” said Steve Lanning, director of emergency services at Conway Medical Center. “We are required to obtain certain information for the patient record, and with MEDHOST, we can set up mandatory fields that prompt clinicians if this information isn’t gathered. Prior to this integration, floor nurses had to repetitively ask patients for information, but now they can simply verify data.”

MEDHOST developed its discrete data interface to remove a major information-sharing barrier common to hospitals today.

MEDHOST currently serves more than 160 facilities, including the Baylor Healthcare System in Texas, Catholic Healthcare West in California, Catholic Health System in New York, and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. MEDHOST is the preferred EDIS provider of VHA Inc., a national cooperative serving more than 2,400 not-for-profit healthcare organizations. In addition to MEDITECH, MEDHOST easily integrates with other leading hospital information systems, including Cerner, Siemens and McKesson.

For more information:

Related Content

electronic medical records
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | June 15, 2017
During the first quarter of 2017, Black Book surveyed 140 chief information officers (CIOs), 159 chief financial...
News | PACS Accessories | April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017 — ImageMoverMD announced the availability of ImageMover Media, a universal, web-based solution to...
ECRI Institute, top 10 patient safety concerns, 2017 report, information technology, healthcare
News | Information Technology | March 24, 2017
Safe implementation of new technologies and therapies accompany classic patient safety challenges on ECRI Institute's “...
Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, Epic service desk, HIMSS17
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | March 06, 2017
March 6, 2017 — Logicalis Healthcare Solutions announced in February a new service desk offering – Service Desk for E
HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey, HIMSS17, electronic medical records, EMR, health information technology
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | February 21, 2017
A new study from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), unveiled at the 2017 HIMSS...
Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, top five cybersecurity issues, CIOs, chief information officers, HIMSS17
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | February 10, 2017
With the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting (HIMSS17) scheduled for Feb. 19-23 in...
Logicalis US, healthcare CIOs, enterprise imaging, value-based care, new white paper, seven tips
News | Enterprise Imaging | January 20, 2017
To help healthcare chief information officers (CIOs) examine the important role enterprise imaging plays in value-based...
AMA, American Medical Association study, EMRs, electronic medical records, physician burnout
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | September 07, 2016
Technological and administrative obstacles are significantly cutting into available time for physicians to engage with...
Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | September 07, 2016 | By Erin Martin
From streamlining your workflow to maximizing your return on investment (ROI), there are numerous benefits to having...
HIE, health information exchanges, participation strategy, Binghamton University
News | Information Technology | August 18, 2016
The U.S. healthcare industry has failed to create and sustain an efficient network for storing and sharing patient...
Overlay Init