September 16, 2008
Clinica Las Condes Chooses Cerner to Automate Hospital Operations
Clinica Las Condes, a private, 220-bed hospital in Santiago de Chile, the first one in the Latin America Southern Cone awarded international accreditation from the Joint Commission International, also will be the first in Latin America to implement a suite of Cerner Millennium(R) healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions. The technology will help Clinica Las Condes streamline operations in multiple areas of the hospital, while improving care for the more than 372,000 patients the hospital provides treatment for each year.
"Clinica Las Condes chose Cerner because of its commitment to helping its clients improve the quality of care they provide to patients," said Helen Sotomayor Peragallo, Clinica Las Condes Chief Information Officer. "We believe the Cerner Millennium solutions' proven track record of helping clinicians improve care processes in inpatient settings will help us deliver world-class care to our patients in Santiago."
Hospital administrators evaluated more than 354 criteria during the selection process. Clinica Las Condes chose the Cerner Millennium platform because of its clinical functionality, scalability, HL7 communication protocols, easy interface with existing systems and compliance with standards suggested by the Joint Commission.
Clinica Las Condes will be replacing its existing HIT products with Cerner Millennium solutions that will be used to automate nursing and physician documentation; operations in the emergency, pharmacy, surgery and registration departments; and medication-administration processes. These solutions operate on the Cerner Millennium architecture, a unified HIT computing platform that helps health professionals elevate safety, quality and efficiency.
With the implementation at Clinica Las Condes, Cerner will have Millennium clients on six continents. Clinica Las Condes will be the second client to leverage Cerner Millennium in Spanish, the first instance being the implementation at Marina Salud in Denia, Spain.
"Cerner's 28 years of experience have created many opportunities for us to leverage our expertise in providing innovative healthcare solutions to clients around the world," said Trace Devanny, Cerner President. "Our relationship with Clinica Las Condes demonstrates the flexibility of the Cerner Millennium architecture, based on the needs of our client, to meet the language and workflow requirements of those who trust us in different countries around the world."
Cerner technology helps healthcare organizations around the world streamline operations and improve the quality of care they deliver to patients. To learn more about Cerner Latin America, visit www.cerner.com/la.
About Clinica Las Condes
Clinica Las Condes is one of the top private hospitals in Santiago de Chile. Founded in 1978 by a group of physicians, the 220-bed hospital is a publicly held company with stockholders, including hospital physicians. Clinica Las Condes is committed to being on the forefront of care by using technology and the most qualified clinicians in the country to provide outstanding care for its patients. The hospital is one of the first hospitals in the Latin America Southern Cone to hold Joint Commission International accreditation and the first one in the country awarded such international acknowledgement that, finally, points towards the delivery of safe and dependable healthcare for its patients, based on the same care standards used by the best hospitals in the world.
Cerner is taking the paper chart out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 6,000 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner's logo, and Cerner Millennium. NASDAQ: CERN. www.cerner.com.
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