Orion Health Announces Concerto™ Clinical Documentation to Streamline Clinical Notes and Improve Consistency of Documentation

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Orion Health, Inc. announces Concerto Clinical Documentation, a solution that helps healthcare workers efficiently and automatically capture clinical notes for a more complete electronic health record. The company will present this solution to attendees the 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, where they are exhibiting at booth number 2468.

Orion Health, Inc. a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the heath care sector, today announces Concerto Clinical Documentation, a solution that helps healthcare workers efficiently and automatically capture clinical notes for a more complete electronic health record (EHR).

The company will present the new solution to attendees at the 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, where they are exhibiting at booth number 2468.

As hospitals and healthcare organizations are striving to reduce their dependency on paper-based systems and move to adopt EHRs, they are seeking new ways to ease the documentation process, streamline workflow and improve the accuracy of record keeping. Concerto Clinical Documentation provides healthcare workers with easy- to-use template-based tools that can be customized to include pre-populated patient data and quick check box features to speed information capture and improve accuracy.

Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President North America and Europe Middle East and Africa, says Concerto Clinical Documentation was designed to help hospitals cut down on redundant data entry, reduce errors in care from inaccurate data, meet stringent document requirements and improve communication within and across organizations.

"Paper-based systems are inefficient, unsecure, and difficult to audit. The requirements for clinical documentation are increasing and administrators need tools to monitor documentation compliance. By providing physicians with an easy way to meet health record keeping standards, Concerto Clinical Documentation delivers a measurable return on investment through time and effort to deliver complete clinical data," Viskovich continues.

Concerto Clinical Documentation allows for delivery of a medications reconciliation solution as recommended by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Healthcare staff can record the medications that the patient was taking at home, the medications they are taking in the hospital and the medications that they should take following discharge from the hospital. Changes to medications can be documented, helping to avoid medication errors such as omissions and duplications.

Concerto Clinical Documentation features a Forms Designer tool that enables administrators to easily and intuitively design and build document templates. The Forms Designer saves time and reduces the need for consulting or technical expertise. It allows users to engage in consensus building and the capability of viewing the results of clinical input in a real time setting.

Concerto Clinical Documentation provides healthcare workers with access to complete clinical data, tools to 'mine' data, create reports and analyze trends in patient outcomes. It also enables physicians to identify improvements in treatment options and support documentation for eReferrals.

Physicians can add information directly into Concerto Clinical Documentation or can dictate notes into their preferred dictation system. Concerto Clinical Documentation accepts notes from dictation systems and routes the records to ensure final sign off.

About Concerto™ Clinical Documentation
Concerto Clinical Documentation enables physicians and healthcare workers to capture clinical data from a wide variety of typically paper-based forms and information gathering devices. Data sources include admission notes, patient progress and surgeries along with nursing assessment forms, pharmacy updates, discharge and transfer summaries.

Concerto Clinical Documentation helps to manage workflow, accept notes manually or through dictation systems and ensure that all notes receive physicians' signatures before they are filed. Administrators can use Concerto Clinical Documentation to monitor the status of the documentation and ensure they are compliant with state and federal requirements.

About Concerto™ Portal
A single sign-on physician portal, Concerto Portal connects multiple hospital information systems to provide a unified view of patient data across all clinical applications. Using a graphical interface, Concerto Portal allows physicians to present data to patients in order to better explain, inform and share health records securely and reliably. Improved access to information allows staff to make better clinical decisions leading to improved healthcare and better health outcomes.

About Orion Health
Orion Health's easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, Orion Health's Rhapsody™ Integration Engine http://www.orionhealth.com/rhapsody/, Concerto™ Physician Portal, http://www.orionhealth.com/concerto and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.

Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users including Maine's HealthInfoNet and the Vermont Health Information Exchange. Orion Health's partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Sierra Systems and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, New York State Department of Health, UCLA Medical Center, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

Concerto and Rhapsody are registered trademarks of Orion Health and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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