January 30, 2008
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Activates Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager(TM), Completes First Phase of Project On-Time and On-Budget
Eclipsys CorporationÃ®, (NASDAQ:ECLP), The Outcomes CompanyÃ®, today announced that the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (North Shore-LIJ) Health System has successfully activated integrated modules of Sunrise Clinical Manager™, including Sunrise Acute Care™ and Sunrise Emergency Care™, on-time and on-budget at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Schneider Children's Hospital, and Zucker Hillside Hospital. With this activation, North Shore-LIJ has taken the first step towards having a shared enterprise electronic medical record (EMR) across its entire health system.
North Shore-LIJ is the nation's third-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system with a service area of 5.2 million people in Long Island, Queens and Staten Island. It is the largest employer on Long Island, with about 37,500 employees, 8,000 physicians and 10,000 nurses.
"We are very excited about the prospect of having an enterprise clinical information solution across our entire health system and Eclipsys has proven to be a great partner helping us complete the first phase so successfully," said John Bosco, chief information officer, North Shore-LIJ.
Coinciding with the opening of a new Emergency Department at Long Island Jewish Hospital was the activation of Sunrise Emergency Care and its Triage, Tracking and Disposition modules. The interactive Tracking Board provides real-time tracking of patients, their acuity levels, locations, laboratory and radiology orders, and results. Now, from the moment a patient enters Long Island Jewish Medical Center's Emergency Department, North Shore-LIJ's clinicians can quickly prioritize care based on acuity, chief complaint and organizational protocols to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivered in its Emergency Department.
Six weeks after the activation of Sunrise Emergency Care, 5,000 clinicians at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Schneider Children's Hospital and Zucker Hillside Hospital began using Sunrise Clinical Manager to manage patient lists, comprehensive clinical results (including laboratory, cardiology, radiology, operative notes, ED information), and prescriber order entry for laboratory and radiology studies. Links to PACs and EKG images were also integrated into the Eclipsys solution. Michael Oppenheim, MD, chief medical information officer, noted, "This is a key first-step in the exciting journey towards a fully computerized medical record across our health system."
"We are very pleased with the results of the initial activation of Eclipsys solutions," said Dr. Oppenheim. "Our clinicians are already actively utilizing Sunrise Clinical Manager to help access patient and clinical information faster and closer to the point of care."
"We are excited to have completed this first phase of our activation at North Shore-LIJ on-time and on-budget, which is our goal for each activation," said R. Andrew Eckert, Eclipsys president and chief executive officer. "Working with such a large and prestigious organization as North Shore-LIJ is an honor for Eclipsys. We look forward to continuing our progress on the system-wide activation. By having Eclipsys solutions in use across its inpatient and ambulatory facilities, North Shore-LIJ's clinicians will need to learn only one system and one user interface. This should help the organization achieve high-rates of adoption for CPOE, which is essential for North Shore-LIJ to start achieving outcome improvements."
"High clinician adoption of Sunrise Clinical Manager and Sunrise Emergency Care was one of our primary goals for this activation, and by leveraging Eclipsys expertise in this area we've been able to accomplish greater results than we originally anticipated," said Cathy Halloran, associate vice president, Clinical Information Systems, North Shore-LIJ.
About the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System includes 15 hospitals, three long-term care facilities, a medical research institute, four trauma centers, five home health agencies and dozens of outpatient centers. North Shore-LIJ Health System facilities house more than 6,000 beds. For more information, visit http://www.northshorelij.com.
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and access management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial, operational and client satisfaction outcomes. For more information, see www.eclipsys.com or email [email protected]
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