Montclair Streamlines Discharge Process with Patient Placement Systems

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Montclair Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, is the latest medical facility to streamline patient discharge and placement with Web-based technology from Patient Placement Systems in Alpharetta, Georgia. Patient Placement Systems is a Web-based application that connects hospitals, healthcare facilities and service providers throughout the patient care continuum, making the process of referring and placing a patient who requires care after leaving the hospital more secure, effective and timely. Montclair “determined the PPS system will expedite the discharge process, increase efficiency, and improve satisfaction of both patients and staff,” Montclair Case Management Director Carol Murphy said.

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Montclair Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, is the latest medical facility to streamline the patient placement process with Web-based technology from Patient Placement Systems in Alpharetta, Georgia.

“Discharge placement of patients is often time consuming, and requires contacting numerous nursing homes, home health agencies and other parties,” said Carol Murphy, Director of Case Management at Montclair. “We determined the PPS system will expedite the discharge process, increase efficiency, and improve satisfaction of both patients and staff.”

Patient Placement Systems is a Web-based application that connects hospitals, healthcare facilities and service providers throughout the patient care continuum, making the process of referring and placing a patient who requires care after leaving the hospital more secure, effective and timely. From searching for the appropriate provider, to securely transferring confidential medical information, to arranging patient transport, PPS streamlines the patient placement process. The PPS online, real-time solution helps healthcare institutions reduce length of stay and helps discharge planners do their jobs more effectively.

Murphy said Montclair Case Management “looked at several discharge placement systems. We chose PPS because the system is user-friendly, decreases the time spent on each case and provides tracking of our work.”

Montclair is a 496-bed medical complex located in Birmingham. The Montclair campus includes the Alabama Heart Institute at Montclair, outpatient rehabilitation and physician complex, a neuroscience center, a comprehensive mitral valve prolapse center, a 26-bed transitional care unit, a 27-bed rehabilitation unit and a 40-bed psychiatric unit. In fiscal 2004, the facility recorded 93,216 patient days. Montclair is a part of Baptist Health System, Inc., the largest health care system in Alabama.

Patient Placement Systems digitally connects all parties involved in referring and transferring patients from one facility to another through the PPS Network. The PPS Network improves information flow and communication so each party involved in patient transfer has the information they need, when they needed it. PPS is a part of Jackson Healthcare Solutions family of companies. For more information about PPS, visit http://www.patientplacement.com, or call (877) 742-0403.

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