Jan. 10, 2007 - Virginia Hospital Center signed an agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions to implement its workflow-engineered health information solution, Soarian.
Soarian's workflow management tools will enable Virginia Hospital Center to re-engineer processes throughout the entire healthcare continuum to help drive organizational efficiencies, address patient safety initiatives and
enhance clinical decision-making. By managing and synchronizing information across the enterprise, Soarian coordinates the processes of healthcare and anticipates them by delivering information when and where it's needed.
The 334-bed private teaching and research hospital will deploy Soarian's clinical, financial, scheduling, portal and health information management (HIM) applications, as well as a number of ancillary applications that support the hospital's efforts to ensure patient safety and a positive patient experience at every touchpoint with the hospital. Siemens Med Administration Check, which utilizes point-of-care barcode technology to seamlessly validate and
document the medication administration process, will alert Virginia Hospital Center nurses immediately to allergic and drug interactions and potential errors. Additionally, Soarian Community Access will enable connectivity between physicians, hospital staff and patients through a secure Web-based application and messaging system.