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PMC Regional Hospital Completes MEDITECH EHR Implementation

Indiana-based PMC Regional Hospital recently went live with MEDITECH Expanse EHR as part of an effort to improve health data access across care settings.

Three hospitals are in the process of going live with new EHR implementations.

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By Kate Monica

PMC Regional Hospital in New Albany, Indiana recently completed a MEDITECH EHR implementation to streamline health data access and exchange across the health system.

The hospital went live with MEDITECH’s web-based Expanse EHR offering in late February. PMC Regional is physician-owned and physician designed. The hospital specializes in short-term acute care and serves patients throughout the greater Louisville Kentucky area.

PMC Regional selected MEDITECH for its web-based infrastructure and clinical workflows. The hospital teamed up with consulting firm Engage for assistance during the EHR implementation process. Engage offered consulting services for clinical and financial systems, project management, and staff augmentation.

“The choice of Engage as our implementation partner has proven to be one of the key factors in the success of this project,” said PMC Regional Hospital CEO Dennis Medley. “Their thorough understanding of the MEDITECH system enabled deep collaboration with our staff ensuring the system would drive successful outcomes in a unique physician-operated environment like ours.

Saint Anthony Hospital Expands Allscripts EHR Contract

Elsewhere in health IT news, Illinois-based Saint Anthony Hospital will expand its Allscripts Paragon EHR system across all hospitals and clinics.

The independent, non-profit acute care hospital provides medical care, social services, and community outreach to residents of Chicago.

The community hospital signed for a seven-year expansion of its integrated clinical and financial Allscripts health IT platform that includes Paragon Acute EHR, ambulatory EHR, practice management, emergency department, radiology management, and rev cycle solutions. Saint Anthony will also utilize Allscripts’ patient portal, Payerpath, ITO, and hosting expansion solutions.

“Through our partnership with Allscripts, Saint Anthony Hospital will now have a fully integrated system that supports our future goals,” said Saint Anthony Hospital President and CEO Guy A. Medaglia. “We're pleased that Allscripts delivered a Paragon solution suite that includes the Ambulatory module.

“This integrated system will allow us to streamline processes and operate more efficiently, ultimately improving patient care and experience, both at the hospital and Saint Anthony affiliated clinics,” Medaglia continued.

Allscripts and Saint Anthony will also partner to advance a newly-built healthcare facility part of the Saint Anthony Hospital network. The new facility, called Focal Point, will serve as a source of financially sustainable community development and offer retail, wellness, education, recreation services, and workforce development services to more than 400,000 residents across Chicago.

“Saint Anthony Hospital's extension and expansion of Allscripts solutions highlights the success of our ongoing client commitment efforts,” said Allscripts Senior Vice President John Sage.

“Allscripts continues to invest and develop the Paragon solution suite to fit the needs of our community hospital clients and we look forward to continuing to support Saint Anthony Hospital's vision of developing new models for community care,” Sage added.

Kaleida Health begins $125 million project to enhance EHR system

Finally, Kaleida Health recently started a $125 million Cerner EHR implementation project to give patients and providers access to a single, comprehensive health history.

“We will accurately collect data once, store it with minimal redundancy, and ensure widespread access to caregivers in full compliance with privacy and security regulations,” said Kaleida Health CMO David Hughes, MD in a press release.

The system is expected to go live by mid 2020. Kaleida Health has so far launched upgrades to streamline the way physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses enter and store patient data.

“Our goal is to enhance the patient experience and quality of care we deliver,” said Hughes. “Providers will be spending much less time in front of a screen so they can spend more time face-to-face with their patients.”

Kaleida is a not-for-profit health system that serves eight counties throughout Western New York.

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