Children’s Medical Center Dallas Improves Flow of Information Through Expanded Use of Integrated Document Workflow Solutions
DALLAS and CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Children’s Medical Center, located in Dallas, Texas, plans to expand their use of workflow and document management solutions to better support patient care for the growing pediatric population of North Texas. By strategically investing in these technologies, Children’s Medical Center Dallas will implement a secure, enterprise-wide document workflow solution to optimize document- centric business processes across hospital departments and electronically link its new hospital, Children’s Medical Center Legacy in Plano, TX, which opens in 2008.
Applying Technology to Achieve Excellence
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation, continues to improve enterprise-wide access to clinical information, as well as the timeliness of communication with primary care providers and referring physicians in providing quality patient care. To achieve this, Children’s will deploy Streamline Health’s enterprise suite of workflow solutions, starting with the Health Information Management suite integrated with their Cerner(R), Epic(R) and other clinical and patient financial systems, in a multiphase initiative.
Implementation plans also involve integration with the medical center’s current Lawson suite of business applications to improve the efficiency of processes in the document-intensive administrative areas of accounts payable, human resources and materials management. Children’s plans to leverage Streamline Health solutions to increase staff productivity through the use of more advanced document workflow.
For patients and their families, this use of document workflow technology will help to eliminate delays and make registration a more paperless process, including electronically managing orders and documents faxed in from physicians’ offices. “These solutions offer interoperability with our existing systems, which makes it easier for information to be shared throughout the enterprise,” according to Pamela Arora, chief information officer for Children’s Medical Center. “Our organization will have the flexibility to manage the flow of information with this enterprise approach to document workflow, leading to more informed decisions for quality patient care.”
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is a private, not-for-profit academic healthcare facility dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. Children’s has been named to the 100 Most Wired list for 2007, sponsored by Hospital and Health Networks magazine to recognize the effective use of information technology in achieving clinical and operational excellence.
Brian Patsy, president and CEO of Streamline Health, remarked, “Children’s Medical Center Dallas is a leader in deploying technology to streamline clinical, financial and administrative processes while providing the highest quality of patient care. We look forward to assisting them in their expanded use of advanced document workflow solutions across their organization, to achieve the significant benefits of an integrated approach that links transactional and document-centric healthcare processes.”
About Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the only designated Level I trauma center for pediatrics in the Southwest. Children’s provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis. In addition, Children’s is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center, licensed for 406 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical staff at Children’s conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. Children’s enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. The Joint Commission awarded Children’s an “outstanding” ranking, and both U.S. News & World Report and Child magazine have named Children’s as one of the nation’s top pediatric providers. For more information, visit their website at http://www.childrens.com/.
About Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.
Streamline Health is a leading supplier of workflow and document management tools, applications and services that enable strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated technology solutions for automating document-intensive environments, including document workflow, document management, e-forms, portal connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR), and interoperability.
Streamline Health’s solutions create a permanent document-based repository of historical health information that is complementary and can be seamlessly integrated with existing disparate clinical, financial and administrative information systems, providing convenient electronic access to all forms of patient information from any location, including secure web-based access. For additional information, visit our website at http://www.streamlinehealth.net/.
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