Scottsdale Healthcare of Arizona selects ChartMaxx as its electronic patient record solution

Cincinnati 02 December 2003Scottsdale Healthcare of Scottsdale, Arizona has selected MedPlus' ChartMaxx as its enterprise-wide electronic patient record solution. Scottsdale Healthcare, a non-profit community health system founded in 1962, serves the northeast quadrant of the greater Phoenix area and beyond through two hospitals, three medical campuses, several outpatient centres, home health services and community outreach programmes.

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"ChartMaxx is a proven product and we are confident this solution will allow our health information management and patient financial services groups to succeed in making essential operational work flow changes", stated Jim Cramer, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Scottsdale Healthcare. "It was important to us to purchase an electronic patient record solution that provided a singular solution for both groups and Web-based accessibility for our physicians."

ChartMaxx is an enterprise-wide electronic patient record solution, which enables organisations to create and manage an electronic repository comprised of clinical, financial and administrative information. Immediate, concurrent access to information makes ChartMaxx a key component in efficient management of patient records. The solution provides the tools hospitals need to accelerate turnaround time for chart completion, introduce electronic patient registration, utilize remote coding, automate release of information and maximize electronic information access across the entire facility.

Scottsdale Healthcare will deploy ChartMaxx in its two main hospital facilities and all outpatient centres among its three campuses. ChartMaxx will be interfaced to Scottsdale Healthcare's major hospital information systems and will be accessible by all authorized users in the health information management, registration and patient financial services departments, with physicians accessing ChartMaxx via the Internet.

"Because it is such a large organisation, we are certain Scottsdale Healthcare will realize immense rewards after deploying ChartMaxx throughout its multiple health care facilities", stated Richard A. Mahoney, President of MedPlus. "We look forward to beginning the implementation process and believe ChartMaxx will allow all Scottsdale Healthcare facilities to meet their goals of process improvement through immediate access to critical patient information, which is vital in an organisation of this size."

Scottsdale Healthcare's family of some 4400 staff members and 1350 active physicians represents more than 50 specialities, ranging from emergency services to obstetrics, general, specialized and minimally invasive surgery, diagnostics and rehabilitation services. Each Scottsdale Healthcare hospital features a freestanding surgery centre that includes a dedicated recovery care nursing unit. Scottsdale Healthcare was the only Arizona hospital or health system to be included in the nation's list of Most Wired hospital systems, according to the 2003 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, a study conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

MedPlus is a developer and integrator of clinical connectivity and data management solutions for health care organisations and clinicians. These solutions efficiently and securely collect, store, manage and retrieve clinical information within an organisation, enterprise or community via virtual private networks and/or the Internet.

MedPlus solutions, including eMaxx, a physician-focused clinical integration portal solution; ChartMaxx, an electronic patient record solution; and LabPortal, a lab test ordering and results retrieval solution, have been implemented in more than 300 health care facilities throughout North America. MedPlus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. More information on the company is available in the VMW May 2003 article ChartMaxx selected as electronic patient record solution by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.


Leslie Versweyveld

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