CliniComp Upgrades Servers
Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:42 AM
The upgrade allowed the Department of Defense (DoD) to convert all its archived patient records from optical disc technology to online storage within the servers. Now, 28,000 medical personnel located throughout the facilities have secure online access in real time to 1.6 million patient records dating back to 1989. During each installation, a four-person CliniComp team, working remotely and from each of the hospitals, installed new production servers running in critical care units, plus server racks, power supplies and related equipment, with no loss of operating capacity to the DoD.
The server upgrade took place at the following facilities:
-- DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, Va.
-- Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.
-- Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
-- Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, Ga.
-- National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
-- Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, near San Diego
-- San Diego Naval Medical Center, San Diego
-- Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu
-- Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
-- William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
-- Wright Patterson Medical Center, near Dayton, Ohio
"This project is a testament to the careful planning and a coordinated effort between CliniComp engineers and DoD hospital staff at each location," stated Carl Witonsky, vice chairman of CliniComp. "It also demonstrates the robust capabilities of the Essentris Reliance 247 architecture, which ensures constant availability through redundant servers and remote monitoring."
CliniComp, Intl., delivers powerful clinical information solutions developed specifically for acute-care hospitals, including academic medical centers, military facilities and other acute-care providers, as well as integrated delivery networks. CliniComp tools enable clinicians to document care, monitor processes, identify patient outliers and utilize actionable data to perform best practices in the clinical environment. This results in reduced medical errors, increased efficiency and enhanced patient care. CliniComp's tools for supervisors and managers deliver broad functionality to improve patient care and reduce risks. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Diego, CliniComp serves over 40 installed hospital clients, including Sharp HealthCare, UCLA Healthcare, Lee Memorial Health System and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.clinicomp.com or call 800-350-8202.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:27 AM
Approximately 320 nurses and 160 physicians at Baptist Health are documenting on and accessing clinical information stored in Essentris from all perinatal service areas, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The large, not-for-profit health system is integrating the solution with Siemens Medical Solutions’ Lifetime Clinical Record® system to standardize perinatal care documentation and provide physicians real-time access to patient data across the continuum of care.
“The successful go-live at South Miami is a critical milestone as we strive to fulfill our vision of standardizing evidence-based perinatal care to enhance quality and patient safety enterprise-wide,” explains Melissa Foster Barthold, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Manager, Nursing Informatics at Baptist Health South Florida. “We are two-thirds of the way toward eliminating paper-based documentation to substantially improve clinician workflow. By using Essentris to provide evidence and standards-based documentation, we also minimize variability in care and documentation and empower our nurses and physicians to make more informed decisions that will enhance care delivery.”
Barthold added, “The system installation was on time and was one of the smoothest we have ever experienced for a project of its scale. Our ‘super users’ supporting nurses at every shift, coupled with powerful collaboration among our team of nurses, I.T. professionals and CliniComp’s implementation team, significantly contributed to our success. It was a tremendous team effort.”
To further streamline information flow to clinicians, South Miami interfaced Essentris with a clinical data repository that provides a longitudinal view of a patient's lifetime medical record. Charted data from the baby’s delivery summary note will be transmitted from Essentris to the Siemens Lifetime Clinical Record (LCR), which physicians access via a Web portal from Siemens. CliniComp and Baptist eventually will port all data residing in Essentris to LCR, enabling the latter’s parent, Baptist Health, to create a patient’s lifetime record. South Miami also has integrated Essentris with several bedside monitors, ventilators and incubators in the NICU.
“The new system has been great for us because documentation now is much more accurate and timely,” said Colleen Rodriguez, nurse manager of the South Miami Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the nurse can now pull information such as vital signs or ventilator settings from the monitors without having to stop hands-on care of the patient.
“Baptist Health’s strong commitment to transform clinical practice by giving clinicians instant and complete access to monitored data and the maternal and newborn chart was what drove us throughout this project. Their focus on meeting the end-user needs created a powerful synergy between our two organizations, and the results speak for themselves,” said Alan Portela, Chief Operating Officer, CliniComp, Intl. “In leveraging Essentris to help create a paperless environment, Baptist Health is delivering safer, more efficient and high-quality care.”
Baptist Health installed Essentris at Homestead Hospital May 2007. It will roll out the solution to more than 425 additional users at 584-bed Baptist Hospital of Miami in late fall.
Essentris Perinatal is uniquely designed to manage clinical workflow across the entire continuum of perinatal care. It provides integrated modules for fetal surveillance, maternal charting and Neonatal (level 3) ICU management. The system captures and links all episodes of care, including mother to baby information, into an electronic medical record. Essentris Perinatal is built on the award-winning Essentris platform, a multidisciplinary, hospital-wide charting and surveillance solution.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Affiliates of Baptist Health include Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Baptist Health also offers a variety of healthcare services, such as outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities and home health. For more information, visit http://www.baptisthealth.net
CliniComp is a leading provider of an intelligent, reliable inpatient electronic health record and surveillance solution suite to leading hospitals and health systems. In its nearly two-decade history, CliniComp has been a pioneer in bridging the gap between the back-office and the bedside by extending existing HIS and ancillary systems to the point of care. The Essentris enterprise solution maximizes IT investment and enforces consistent workflow across all aspects of patient care. Essentris’ use of a single, interdisciplinary, electronic chart enables caregivers to easily access and view of the total clinical experience and provides a new generation of real-time clinical surveillance and analysis tools. The result is a dramatic improvement in quality and safety of patient care, outcomes and clinical decision-making. Essentris is deployed at approximately 70 client sites, including UCLA Healthcare, Baptist Health South Florida and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. CliniComp also has a sizable deployment across the Military Health System, covering more than 45 percent of all Department of Defense beds. For more information, visit www.clinicomp.com or call 800.350.8202.
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Amendola Communications for CliniComp
Jodi Amendola, 480-664-8412 ext. 11
Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:53 AM
Dallas-based Tenet initially will deploy CliniComp’s Essentris Perinatal in the labor and delivery (L&D) units of seven of its facilities in 12 states, with additional installations planned for 2009 and 2010. Subsequently, additional Tenet facilities will replace current documentation processes in their L&D units with Essentris Perinatal.
A team from Tenet and CliniComp collaborated to configure the perinatal-specific clinical documentation application to best meet the needs of the Tenet facilities. The final, standardized solution was successfully piloted and installed at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Essentris Perinatal enables hospitals to align documentation with best practice models and provide a methodology to maintain documentation corresponding with changes in regulation. The establishment of uniform documentation will meet standards of care practices from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. The solution also supports reporting requirements from the Joint Commission.
“We are very excited by Tenet Healthcare’s decision to install the Essentris Perinatal system at seven of its hospitals," said Alan Portela, chief operating officer, CliniComp, Intl. "As a leader in perinatal documentation, our systems have evolved to meet the market’s demand for specialized functionality, combined with enhanced liability protection. We look forward to working with Tenet.”
Built on the award-winning Essentris platform, which provides an intelligent, reliable inpatient electronic medical record and surveillance infrastructure, Essentris Perinatal is uniquely designed to manage clinical workflow across the entire continuum of perinatal care. It provides integrated modules for fetal surveillance, maternal charting and neonatal (level 3) ICU management. The system captures and links all episodes of care, including mother to baby information, into a longitudinal electronic medical record.
About Tenet Healthcare
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and related health care services. Tenet’s hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors, with a clear focus on quality and service. Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at www.tenethealth.com.
CliniComp is a leading provider of an intelligent, reliable inpatient electronic medical record and surveillance solution suite to leading hospitals and health systems. In its two-decade history, CliniComp has been a pioneer in bridging the gap between the back-office and the bedside by extending existing HIS and ancillary systems to the point of care. The Essentris enterprise solution maximizes IT investment and enforces consistent workflow across all aspects of patient care. Essentris’ use of a single, interdisciplinary, electronic chart enables caregivers to easily access and view of the total clinical experience and provides a new generation of real-time clinical surveillance and analysis tools. The result is a dramatic improvement in quality and safety of patient care, outcomes and clinical decision-making. Essentris is deployed at approximately 70 client sites, including UCLA Healthcare, Baptist Health South Florida and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. CliniComp also has a sizable deployment across the Military Health System, covering more than 45 percent of all Department of Defense beds. For more information, visit www.clinicomp.com or call 800.350.8202.
Amendola Communications for CliniComp
Jodi Amendola, 480-664-8412 x11
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