August 11, 2008
Yale-New Haven Hospital Successfully Activates Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager(TM), Including Integrated Pharmacy Information Solution
Eclipsys Corporation(R), (NASDAQ:ECLP), The Outcomes Company(R), today announced that Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, has successfully activated Eclipsys clinical information solutions, including Sunrise Acute Care(TM) and Sunrise Pharmacy(TM), which are integrated modules of Sunrise Clinical Manager(TM). Regularly ranked as one of the nation's best hospitals, Yale-New Haven Hospital implemented Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager to gain a modern clinical information solution to help drive improved outcomes across its enterprise.
To date, Yale-New Haven Hospital has trained 4,300 users on the system, with 100 percent of orders placed in Eclipsys' computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system throughout the 944-bed hospital and its emergency departments. By having all of its orders placed electronically, Yale-New Haven Hospital is helping enable its physicians to follow established practices.
"Yale-New Haven Hospital is committed to leveraging clinical information technology to support our goal of delivering our patients the best and safest possible care," said Mark Andersen, senior vice president and chief information officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital. "Yale-New Haven has been a technology partner with Eclipsys for a long time, and we are thrilled that our activation of the new, modern platform went so smoothly and we achieved 100 percent adoption."
Integrated Medication Management Solution
With its pharmacy information and CPOE solutions on one integrated platform, Yale-New Haven Hospital now has integrated medication management workflows for physician order entry, pharmacist verification and dispensing. This helps reduce the potential for medication errors while also making the medication management process much more efficient. At every stage of the medication management workflow, verification loops and advanced clinical decision support help to improve patient safety.
With the implementation of Sunrise Pharmacy, Yale-New Haven Hospital also built features that help guide physicians to enter the correct order. Then Eclipsys' "smart selection" capability helps reduce the possibility for medication errors during the selection phase of the medication distribution process by providing the pharmacist with the most appropriate choice available.
"We are very proud that we executed such a successful activation of our integrated medication management solutions at such a prestigious organization as Yale-New Haven Hospital," said R. Andrew Eckert, Eclipsys president and chief executive officer. "The success of this activation reflects on our professional services organizations commitment to continuously improve our implementation methodology to help ensure high-rates of user adoption and satisfaction across our client base."
Added Eckert, "Eclipsys' ongoing association with the leading academic medical centers in the country, such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, provides an immeasurable benefit to our entire client base, as we incorporate lessons from these institutions into our solutions and practices."
About Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 944-bed tertiary referral center which includes the 201-bed Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and the 76-bed Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. The primary teaching hospital for Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven's medical staff is enhanced by 471 supervised house staff physicians (residents) who add around-the-clock coverage and sharp inquisitive minds to patient care.
Yale-New Haven regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Relying on the skills of approximately 2,200 university-based and community physicians practicing more than 100 medical specialties, Yale-New Haven, the Children's Hospital and the Psychiatric Hospital provide services for more than 503,000 outpatient and emergency visits and 50,000 discharges each year. In addition, Yale-New Haven is the second largest employer in the area with about 6,000 employees.
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]
Statements in this news release concerning the benefits provided by Eclipsys software, content, and implementation services are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from those projected due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Implementation and customization of Eclipsys software is complex and time-consuming. Results depend upon a variety of factors and can vary by client. Each client's circumstances are unique and may include unforeseen issues that make it more difficult than anticipated to implement or derive benefit from software, content or services. The success and timeliness of the company's services will depend at least in part upon client involvement, which can be difficult to control. Eclipsys is required to meet specified performance standards, and the contract can be terminated or its scope reduced under certain circumstances. More information about company risks is available in recent Form 10-Q and 10-K filings made by Eclipsys from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Special attention is directed to the portions of those documents entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." Eclipsys Corporation and The Outcomes Company are registered trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation. Sunrise Pharmacy, Sunrise Acute Care and Sunrise Clinical Manager are trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation. Other product and company names in this news release are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.