Sulphur Springs, Texas (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Like most hospitals, Carteret General manually processed medical device output to get it into patients’ electronic health records (EHRs). This involved time-consuming scanning and indexing, taking time away from other tasks and delaying the availability of images to clinicians. To overcome these challenges, Carteret General selected a clinical content bridge solution from Access.
“Finding Access was like discovering the Holy Grail when it comes to getting medical device output into our MEDITECH EHR,” said Rebecca Callaway, Systems Analyst at Carteret General. “It will help us close the gaps between the EHR and our medical devices and clinical systems.”
Until now, three full-time staff members in Carteret General’s HIM department have spent most of their time scanning medical device output into MEDITECH. With Access’s system, the output from virtually any medical device and clinical system that can output a PDF will go directly and electronically into the correct patient’s chart— with no paper output or manual effort.
Carteret General is committed to delivering prompt, safe and appropriate care to its patients. McCoy believes that the Access system will support this by eliminating paper-related delays between the time output is generated and when it’s available in patients’ EHRs.
“When we relied on paper output, it could take days for it to show up in patients’ charts because of the scanning backlog,” said Keith McCoy, IT Operations Manager at Carteret General. “With Access’s solution, clinicians will have access to those images far more quickly, they will be of better quality, and we’ll know they’re in the right patient’s EHR. This will improve patient care.”
About Carteret General Hospital
Carteret General Hospital is a 135-bed hospital serving Eastern North Carolina. The Hospital offers a full range of acute care, diagnostic and outpatient services at a level that you would only expect at a larger facility. Learn more at http://www.carteretgeneral.com.
For more than 15 years, Access has developed electronic forms management solutions that eliminate the unnecessary expense, risk and inefficiency of paper forms. Our 100 percent paperless technology enables organizations in any industry to capture, manage, sign and share forms data without printing or scanning. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com and discover how you can help Access’s partner The Last Well bring fresh water & the Gospel to Liberia here.