Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Selects PatientKeeper CPOE and Other Advanced Clinical Workflow Software

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Minnesota critical access hospital will deploy PatientKeeper’s physician workflow automation solution as an overlay to MEDITECH and Allscripts systems

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Investing in PatientKeeper is a key component of CRMC’s physician satisfaction and information technology strategies.

PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Cuyuna Regional Medical Center(CRMC), a critical access hospital in Crosby, Minnesota, has purchased PatientKeeper’s suite of advanced clinical applications to automate physician workflow and drive physician adoption of healthcare information technology.

CRMC’s PatientKeeper implementation will create a complete virtual electronic medical record, aggregating data from the hospital’s existing MEDITECH® Client/Server information system, and the Allscripts® system used at CRMC’s ambulatory clinics. PatientKeeper will provide CRMC’s 35 physicians a single online environment in which to view and act on patient information from desktop computers as well as tablets and smartphones. CRMC will deploy PatientKeeper’s full suite of physician workflow capabilities, which includes computerized physician order entry (CPOE); medication reconciliation; physician documentation; a physician portal to view and take action on longitudinal patient information; the ability to manage the hand-off process and problem lists; and the ability to sign charts electronically.

CRMC serves a population of approximately 25,000 people across 17 cities and townships in central Minnesota. Founded nearly 50 years ago, CRMC’s medical campus today includes a hospital with 25 inpatient beds and various outpatient and specialty facilities. It is staffed by more than 900 doctors, nurses, health care professionals and support staff committed to providing positive, proactive, and patient-centered care.

“Investing in PatientKeeper is a key component of CRMC’s physician satisfaction and information technology strategies,” said Theresa Sullivan, chief operating officer at CRMC. “By creating an integrated EMR that physicians can use easily, we are taking a giant step toward realizing the full patient-care value of our IT infrastructure, and creating an environment to achieve and sustain Meaningful Use.”

The final draft Stage 2 Meaningful Use rules require significantly higher levels of physician adoption of CPOE and medication reconciliation. PatientKeeper CPOE™, with its physician-centric design, is proven to drive physician adoption and save physicians time.

“PatientKeeper has demonstrated success automating physician workflow and driving high levels of physician adoption of technology in the critical access hospital environment,” Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s president and CEO, said. “We’re excited to be able to partner with CRMS to improve their physicians’ experience with technology.”

About PatientKeeper
PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, enables physicians and hospitals to focus on their patients, not technology. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software for physicians that streamlines workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with existing healthcare information systems to create the most effective solution for driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use and transitioning to ICD-10. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.

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