Cullman Regional Medical Center Implements Patient Placement Discharge Referral System

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Patient Placement Systems, a leading provider of patient referral solutions, today announced that Cullman Regional Medical Center is live on its Patient Placement Discharge Referral System. The system connects Cullman with continuing care providers in their region, automating the patient placement process.

We're pleased to add Cullman to our network of participating facilities in the region, said Eric Christ, president, Patient Placement Systems.

Patient Placement Systems, a leading provider of patient referral solutions, today announced that Cullman Regional Medical Center is live on its Patient Placement Discharge Referral System. The system connects Cullman with continuing care providers in their region, automating the patient placement process.

Cullman Regional Medical Center, a 115-bed acute care hospital in Cullman, Alabama, deployed the Patient Placement Discharge Referral System after a 30-day implementation effort. The hospital's case management services department is now sending electronic referrals through the Patient Placement Referral Network to skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, DME providers, medical transport companies, and other continuing care providers in Alabama and Georgia.

"This innovative referral management technology has helped us dramatically reduce the need for phone calls or faxes. But more significantly, it has helped us to avoid discharge delays and reduced length of stay," said Jim Weidner, president and CEO, Cullman Regional Medical Center. "Our implementation was simple, and it also improved communication with our provider partners."

"We're pleased to add Cullman to our network of participating facilities in the region, said Eric Christ, president, Patient Placement Systems. "With the Patient Placement Discharge Referral System, the entire process of placing a patient into continuing care is automated and secure. And, because the application is delivered as a Web-based service, there's no software to install."

Patient Placement Systems digitally connects all the parties involved in the process of referring and transferring patients from one facility to another. The Patient Placement Referral Network improves information flow and communication so that each facility has the information needed at the right time. It links hospitals and providers using a secure, HIPAA-compliant Web-based application making the process of placing a patient from one facility to another more secure, effective, and timely.

Cullman joins Trinity Medical Center, Baptist Princeton Medical Center, and the Select Specialty Hospital of Birmingham as northeast Alabama hospitals using the Patient Placement Discharge Referral System.

About Patient Placement Systems

Patient Placement Systems digitally connects continuing care providers and hospitals, to assist in patient transfer and other discharge planning processes. Whether you're moving a patient to a long-term acute care facility or a short-term rehabilitation clinic, the Patient Placement Discharge Referral System, Referral Management System, and Referral Network improve information flow and communication so each party involved in patient referral has the information they need, when they need it. Patient Placement Systems is a member of the Jackson Healthcare Solutions family of companies. For more information about Patient Placement Systems, visit http://www.patientplacement.com or call 800.832.8397.

About Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman Regional Medical Center is a new 115-bed fully accredited, not-for-profit medical center. CRMC serves more than 150,000 residents in a six county area and is recognized as one of the region's finest healthcare facilities. For more information about CRMC, visit http://www.crmchospital.com or call 256.737.2600.

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