Ozark, Missouri (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
Sentara Healthcare, one of the top integrated healthcare delivery systems in the nation, has selected HealthMEDX as the complete health information technology solution for their Skilled Nursing, Transitional Care and Assisted Living facilities. The HealthMEDX Vision solution will provide a full electronic medical record (EMR) which will be used to manage all facets of care for residents of their long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities. Sentara will also use the HealthMEDX Exchange Platform to seamlessly move patient information between their hospitals, physician practices and LTPAC providers. Additionally, the Vision solution will enable Sentara to more efficiently manage the complex financial and CRM requirements of their post-acute network.
As one of the nationís top integrated care delivery systems, Sentara is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of care at every point throughout the care continuum. The number of patients requiring post-acute care is on the rise, and leaders at Sentara understand the important role that LTPAC providers play within the care continuum. They also know that maintaining the patientís care plan after theyíve transferred to the post-acute setting is critical to achieving the best outcomes. Visionís integrated CRM module will allow Sentara clinicians to identify those patients who will most benefit from continuing or transitional care in the post-acute setting. As patients are identified for transfer into skilled nursing, transitional care or assisted living, Sentara clinicians will be able to electronically transfer patient information directly from the hospital EMR into Vision. This will allow the post-acute care providers to seamlessly continue the patientís care plan after discharge from the hospital, thereby assuring continuity of care and achieving the best possible outcomes for patients.
As part of their commitment to provide excellent patient care at every stage, Sentara will equip physicians with the mobile iCare Platform which will enable real-time access to LTPAC patient charts from any location. The mobile solution supports a team-based care model by allowing Sentara physicians to manage and monitor patients, provide care plan oversight, sign documents and facilitate care transitions from any location that is Wi-Fi enabled. ďAs an integrated delivery system, we believe that managing care across the full continuum, including the post-acute setting, takes an entire care team, with the physician at the very center of the team. Providing our physicians with a mobile solution that gives them access to patient information wherever they are will ensure that we are optimizing care coordination and driving the best possible outcomes for our patients,Ē said Bruce Robertson, President, Sentara Life Care. Vision will supplement the implementation of Epicís EMR within Sentaraís Senior Life Care services.