Published Mon, Aug 29th 2011
Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, announced that it has signed a long-term contract with Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) to provide a state-of-the-art, comprehensive laboratory information system (LIS).
Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare information technology, announced that it has signed a long-term contract with Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS) to provide a state-of-the-art, comprehensive laboratory information system (LIS) which will facilitate sharing clinical and financial information across the SCLHS and Exempla Healthcare system. The system's 11 hospitals and four stand-alone clinics are located in California, Colorado, Kansas, and Montana.
The implementation of Sunquest's best practice laboratory solution suite is expected to reduce costs of IT infrastructure, system administration, and maintenance for SCLHS and Exempla. Consolidating into one system will create consistent workflow best practices across all its facilities, enabling the organization to improve resource utilization, quality of care, and decrease test result turnaround times.
"SCLHS and Exempla continue to implement technologies that facilitate clinical integration and information sharing to improve patient health and outcomes," said David C. Pecoraro, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for SCLHS. "This upgrade is one example of how we are effectively using technology solutions to deliver excellent care and value to our patients."
Sunquest solutions to be implemented include Sunquest Laboratory™, Sunquest Laboratory SMART™ for specimen routing and tracking, Sunquest CoPathPlus™, Sunquest Laboratory Blood Bank and Blood Donor, Sunquest Collection Manager™ for positive patient ID, the Sunquest Meaningful Use certified module, and the Sunquest Physician Portal for web based ordering and resulting.
"Adoption and effective use of a best practice laboratory information solution can provide measurable positive outcomes on the delivery of care," said Richard Atkin, Sunquest President and CEO. "Sunquest looks forward to working with SCLHS and Exempla Healthcare to improve quality of care, reduce medical errors, lower costs, and improve the satisfaction of patients and care providers."
Standardization of the LIS is a key component of SCLHS's ability to meet Meaningful Use criteria set forth in the HITECH Act related to ARRA. The timely deployment of information technology will play an important role in SCLHS's eligibility to receive incentive payments for quality and interoperability standards.
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About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. delivers market leading diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions designed and implemented to fulfill the business objectives of today's healthcare leaders. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the company has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Norwich, United Kingdom; and Bangalore, India. Sunquest serves the global marketplace with reliable technology required for mission critical applications. These solutions provide the foundation to optimize the healthcare experience, deliver safe, effective, and timely patient care, expand community reach, and transform the delivery of healthcare with predictive and personalized medicine.
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