There are few things in life (with the exception of rained out beach vacations and manually indexing pre-printed forms) that drive HIM staff members as crazy as trying to get clinical data between systems. The only two options are usually a series of mind-numbing manual tasks and/or costly programmatic interfaces that are about as good on the value scale as a $200 nosebleed seat at Yankee Stadium.

But wait, good men and women, help is at hand!

Access Universal Document Portal is helping San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) capture perinatal document output from its GE Centricity system, standardize it and interface it directly into MEDITECH Scanning and Archiving (or SCA, to its friends). According to SJRMC CIO Sheri Rawlings,“This saves time, eliminates errors and ensures we have all the information we need to provide continued care to OB patients.”

Access UDP is also bridging the gap between SJRMC’s MetaVision ICU system and MEDITECH SCA.

“This gives physicians and nurses access to complete electronic records from anywhere in the hospital, which increases care quality and efficiency,” Rawlings says. “Additional plans include the porting of information from the Provation system into MEDITECH as well.”

Read the full story here:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/09/prweb3182494.htm

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