Since going "live" on the VMR system, Olmsted has seen a dramatic reduction in the handling of paper charts within their 12-facility integrated health care delivery system. "We have just completed our six-month rollout plan, and we are already seeing measurable savings from our VMR system", stated Kevin Pitzer, chief administrative officer at Olmsted.
Non-appointment chart pulls have been reduced by as much as 50 percent in many of Olmsted's departments. Olmsted Medical Center already attributes improved job satisfaction and reduced costs for nursing staff to the installation of the InteGreat system. Nursing staff has seen a 50 percent reduction in the time they spend on non-clinical, chart management support activities, allowing them more time to interact with patients.
Olmsted Medical Center is an integrated, not-for-profit, medical services organisation consisting of multi-speciality and primary care clinics and a community hospital operating in southeastern Minnesota, with nearly 900 employees, including over 100 clinicians in Rochester and ten neighbouring communities and handles 450.000 patient visits per year.
InteGreat provides the first easy-to-use Virtual Medical Record software which enables physician group practices to reduce paperwork, provide improved patient care and gain a rapid return on investment. Using a single sign-on, clinicians can access the clinical data they need anytime and anywhere, regardless of where the data resides.
Incorporating imaging technology developed by MSF&W Software Inc., based in Springfield, Illinois, into their VMR system provides InteGreat's users with access to scanned documents like authorisation forms, insurance cards, referral authorisation letters, and anatomical drawings, by making them part of the patient's record.
With this feature, clinicians can:
- access data from any PC using only a Web browser
- add notes, highlights and bookmarks to the images
- view, magnify, rotate, add sticky notes, and print images
- route documents anywhere within their organisation