Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in conjunction with T-System Inc. today announced a new agreement to deliver a complete end-to-end emergency department solution to improve patient safety and reimbursement in order to achieve its mission of being the region’s first choice for healthcare.
The hospital is currently a Level IV trauma center as designated by the state and is working toward becoming a Level III trauma center, the highest trauma designation in Northeast Arkansas. After researching the top emergency department solutions vendors, Arkansas Methodist selected T-System based on the company’s reputation, system capabilities and projected reimbursement improvement opportunity.
“We are always looking for ways to improve patient care. We feel the implementation of these electronic advancements will increase safety, care quality and staff efficiency. We are excited to continue moving forward in patient-centered care,” said Lana Williams, RN, MSN, CPHQ, chief nursing officer for AMMC.
After being selected as vendor of choice for Arkansas Methodist, T-System completed a 100-chart assessment of previously billed emergency department charts. The assessment identified documentation and coding inadequacies to estimate the five-year return on investment opportunity.
Williams said, “It’s imperative that we’re reimbursed for the services we provide in order to survive in today’s healthcare environment. With T-System, we feel confident we are moving forward with the latest technology to solve these concerns.”
Arkansas Methodist will implement T-System’s complete documentation and coding solution in the fall which will include physician and nurse charting, clinical decision support, CPOE, medical home connectivity and facility E&M and diagnosis coding.
T-System Inc. advances the practice of emergency medicine with solutions proven to solve clinical, financial, operational and regulatory challenges for hospitals and urgent care clinics. About 40 percent of the nation’s EDs use T-System solutions to provide an unmatched patient experience. Through gold-standard documentation, revenue cycle management and performance-enhancing solutions, T-System optimizes care delivery from the front door through discharge and beyond. Today, more than 1,900 facilities across all 50 states rely on T-System solutions. For more information, visit http://www.tsystem.com. Follow @TSystem on Twitter and LinkedIn, or become a T-System fan on Facebook.
About Arkansas Methodist Medical Center
A recognized leader, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould provides progressive, compassionate health care to residents throughout Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Additional information about AMMC is available at: http://www.myammc.org.