Patient Placement Systems Unveils Referral Automation Vision Center

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Innovative facility lets continuing care providers and hospitals observe and explore Web-based technologies that accelerate discharge planning for hospitals and referral and admissions processes for long-term care

Patient Placement Systems Vision Center--Alpharetta, Ga.

Seeing our software in a live setting is a unique way for healthcare professionals to better understand the technologies that improve their efficiency, productivity and performance.

Patient Placement Systems announced the opening of its high-tech simulated hospital and long-term care facility, the Vision Center. Located at its company headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga., the Vision Center provides an innovative real-world environment to showcase the newest Web-based software technologies for automating hospital discharge referrals, as well as admissions and intake for continuing care providers.

"We are pleased to establish the Vision Center to help hospitals and continuing care providers see the benefits of automated referrals and admissions in a real-life environment," said Eric Christ, president of Patient Placement Systems. "Seeing our software in a live setting is a unique way for healthcare professionals to better understand the technologies that improve their efficiency, productivity and performance."

The 1,828-square-foot Vision Center replicates a hospital and post-acute care facility. Built in the northwest wing of parent company Jackson Healthcare's corporate headquarters, the center allows visitors and healthcare leaders to observe innovative healthcare systems and experience a live display of efficient, paperless patient discharge and intake. The center showcases everything from waiting room areas, a nursing unit space, a bed management hub, an emergency department, and an operating room suite. Ten plasma screens provide clear visibility into the complete functionality of the systems in use.

The Patient Placement Systems Vision Center depicts a typical day for hospital case managers and continuing care provider admissions teams. Recent visitors to the Vision Center watched live demonstrations of Patient Placement Web-based software technologies automating and enabling:

  • Patient discharge planning, referral communications and placements
  • Receipt, status tracking, and approval of inbound continuing care referrals
  • Conversion from paper referral documents to complete electronic document management
  • Alerts, task management and referral creation using mobile devices
  • Marketing activity and campaign tracking
  • Instant insurance verification
  • Creation of standard forms and admissions documents
  • Comprehensive live reports of outbound and inbound referral activity

About Patient Placement Systems: Patient Placement Systems Web-based solutions automate and accelerate discharge planning and admissions management for hospitals and continuing healthcare providers. Hospitals eliminate delayed discharges, and continuing care providers respond immediately to referral inquiries while accepting more qualified patients. Discharge planners and admissions managers securely send, track and archive referrals live online, with full reporting for better business decisions. For more information, visit or to schedule a tour of the Vision Center, call 877-748-6656.

About Jackson Healthcare: Founded by healthcare pioneer Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare addresses the two biggest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. The JH family of companies provides clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes and increase operational efficiency.


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