Armonk, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
Today the Stellaris Health Network, comprised of Lawrence Hospital Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and White Plains Hospital, registered with the federal government as ‘meaningful users’ of electronic health records. As noted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, “by putting into action and meaningfully using an EHR system, providers will reap benefits...such as reduction in errors, availability of records and data, reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation.”
“At Stellaris the use of the technology is never an end in itself. As part of our enrollment in the federal program, our Hospitals have committed to measure and monitor a series of Clinical Quality Measures which focus on patient care treatment, process, experience, and outcome. We are dedicated to tracking and reporting measures of clinical quality because the Network Hospitals strive to be best in class, delivering the right care, at the right time, with a team of dedicated and talented professionals,” said Arthur A. Nizza, President and CEO of Stellaris.
Lawrence, Northern Westchester, Phelps Memorial and White Plains Hospitals have been in the forefront of integrating technology into clinical care to enhance patient safety. The Stellaris Network of Hospitals was one of the first in the region to barcode medications and achieved 100% physician order entry as patient safety goals.
By attesting together to use federally certified electronic medical record technology, the Stellaris Network of Hospitals can ensure the highest standard of care is met for patients accessing any of our facilities. By working toward this common goal, the Hospitals have been able to leverage their collective investment in this capital intensive project.
"While information technology is simply one of many tools Stellaris deploys across the Network Hospitals to advance patient care, we are proud to be four of approximately 17 New York State Hospitals that have met the strict federal standards,” said Mr. Nizza.
About Stellaris Health Network
Based in Armonk, NY and founded in 1996, HealthStar Network, Inc. (dba Stellaris Health Network) is the corporate parent of Lawrence Hospital Center (Bronxville, NY), Northern Westchester Hospital (Mount Kisco, NY) Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY), and White Plains Hospital Center (White Plains, NY). In addition to the network of hospitals and employed physicians, Stellaris provides ambulance and municipal paramedic services to Westchester County, New York through Westchester Emergency Medical Services. With nearly $900 million dollars in combined revenue and 1,100 in-patient beds, Stellaris is one of the areas largest employers, with over 6,000 employees and approximately 2,200 voluntary physicians on staff. The Stellaris Hospitals provide multidisciplinary acute care services as well as a range of community based services such as hospice, home health, behavioral health and physical rehabilitation. As Stellaris pursues new programs and joint ventures, it will continue to evolve as the regions’ leading healthcare system, dedicated to preserving high quality, community-based care for residents of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Northern Bronx, and Fairfield Counties.