UCLA Health System Presents: How to Successfully Implement a Clinical Portal

UCLA discusses the process of implementation, lessons learned, advantages and disadvantages of certain decisions and what they have planned for the future.

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Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2010

UCLA discusses the process of implementation, lessons learned, advantages and disadvantages of certain decisions and what they have planned for the future.

WHO:     UCLA Health System has been a leader in patient care, medical research and clinical teaching for more than 50 years. As of 2007 they had seven different portals in operation across the organization. The reason for the homegrown approach was simply that the organization felt there was nothing on the market that could provide what they wanted at the time they needed it.

Although the homegrown portals addressed the immediate needs, the financial and resource costs of maintaining the systems were considerable. In addition, the ever-increasing demands of the clinicians and the healthcare industry, combined with the advances in technology, meant the systems needed continuous upgrades to meet high expectations and user satisfaction.

WHAT:     In 2007 the Orion Health Concerto Portal was selected after a global search for qualified clinical portal vendors. Since then UCLA has also implemented the Orion Clinical Documentation suite as an extension to the portal technology. This has provided a far more user-friendly, efficient and functionally rich documentation and HIM system. Today the solution is being rolled out to the 11,000+ users across UCLA, but it wasn't without a lot of hard work and lessons learned. Mr. Galbraith will discuss the process of implementation, lessons learned, advantages and disadvantages of certain decisions and what they have planned for the future.

WHEN:     Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 1pm EDT

WHERE: To register for the webinar, please visit http://bit.ly/9hgDvQ

About UCLA Health System:
For more than half a century, UCLA Health System has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to the people of Los Angeles and throughout the world.

Comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group with its wide-reaching system of primary-care and specialty-care offices throughout the region, UCLA Health System is among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world.

Our physicians are world leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses, and our hospitals are among the best in the country. Consistently ranked one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is at the cutting edge of biomedical research, and our doctors and scientists are leaders in performing pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment, and bringing the latest discoveries to virtually every field of medicine.

About Concerto™ Portal
A single sign-on physician portal, Concerto Portal connects multiple hospital information systems to provide a unified view of patient data across all clinical applications. Using a graphical interface, Concerto Portal allows physicians to present data to patients in order to better explain, inform and share health records securely and reliably. Improved access to information allows staff to make better clinical decisions leading to improved healthcare and better health outcomes. For more information please see http://www.orionhealth.com/products.

About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health™ is a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. Orion Health’s easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine, Concerto® Physician Portal, and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.

Worldwide, Orion Health implements health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Canada Health Infoway, Alberta Health Services and Spain’s IB Salut. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, IBM, Oracle, Phillips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several of the U.K.’s NHS Trust Hospitals. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

Orion Health, Rhapsody, Concerto, and Symphonia are registered trademarks of Orion Health Inc, its parent/or its affiliates. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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