Good Samaritan to Enhance MEDITECH and Perceptive Software Systems with E-Forms On Demand from Access

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Leading Los Angeles hospital will integrate bar-coded e-forms into EHRs via Perceptive Content system in patient registration and clinical departments.

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Perceptive Software showed us how well Access’s e-forms on demand suite works with their solutions. We were also impressed by the ability to launch e-forms directly from MEDITECH.

To speed its move toward paperless patient charts, Good Samaritan Hospital is using Perceptive Software process and content management solutions.

While these are delivering many benefits, the hospital’s IT team recognized a need to replace preprinted paper forms with e-forms that can be easily integrated into electronic health records (EHRs). The partnership between Perceptive Software and Access provided a quick conclusion to Good Samaritan’s search for an e-forms management system.

“Perceptive Software showed us how well Access’s e-forms on demand suite works with their solutions,” said Craig Bremner, project lead for revenue cycle applications. “We were also impressed by the ability to launch e-forms directly from MEDITECH.”

With the Access system, a registrar will set up a patient in MEDITECH and then click a button. The Access solution will compile an e-forms packet and map patient data from MEDITECH onto each form, simultaneously applying bar codes.

Upon scanning, Perceptive Content will use the bar codes to integrate the e-forms into the correct patient’s EHR — no manual indexing required. Eventually, forms will be integrated directly into Perceptive Content as part of a paperless process, without scanning.

The continued emphasis on EHR Meaningful Use and increasing importance of moving through stages one to seven of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model is spurring hospitals to close the gaps between clinical, health information and content management systems. The Good Samaritan team believes Access systems will help.

“While we’re still in a hybrid paper-electronic environment we want to minimize paper as much as possible, which Access will help us with,” Bremner said. “Their solutions are also setting us up well for the future as we progress to fully electronic health records.”

About Good Samaritan Hospital

First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering leading edge medical treatments in cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, oncology, gastroenterology, hepaticobiliary surgery, transfusion-free surgery and women’s services. For more information, visit http://www.goodsam.org.

About Access

Hundreds of hospitals worldwide use paperless Access solutions to integrate e-forms, electronic patient signatures and clinical data into EHRs. Access helps improve care, eliminate financial and environmental costs and enhance patient safety and downtime planning initiatives. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com.

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