Ivinson Memorial Hospital selects Optio health care solutions

Alpharetta 23 February 2006Ivinson Memorial Hospital, a 108-licensed bed, QHR-managed facility in Laramie, Wyoming, has selected the Optio QuickRecord and MedEx Suites to provide electronic health record and forms automation solutions. QHR, a provider of health care management services, has a strategic services partnership with Optio Software that enabled Ivinson to enter into this agreement. In the near future, Ivinson also plans to offer neighbouring clinics and referring physicians the ability to securely access relevant patient information stored in QuickRecord Suite on a cost-effective, subscription basis.

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"A single point of electronic access to current and historic medical records within our hospital will save time and resources, allowing caregivers, coding clerks and others to simultaneously access critical patient information", stated Ivinson Memorial Hospital Chief Financial Officer Paul Zuidema. "Optio solutions will speed chart throughput, billing and payment as well as improve the quality of patient care. We're excited about the potential to improve continuity of care within our region by providing smaller facilities and referring physicians' offices with cost-effective access to electronic health record (EHR) solutions."

The Optio QuickRecord Suite will integrate with Ivinson's MEDITECH hospital information system (HIS) in admitting, laboratory, pharmacy and other areas. Ivinson will also implement Optio Patient Signature Capture to electronically collect patients' signed consents at the point of admission and provide access to these scanned documents within QuickRecord.

"We're pleased that our affordable, subscription-based solutions will play a key role in Ivinson Memorial Hospital's pro-active approach to making EHR-enabling technologies available throughout Wyoming's rural communities", stated Steve Woodis, Optio Healthcare sales director.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital, established in 1917, is a not-for-profit facility serving residents of Laramie, Wyoming, and surrounding rural areas. Managed by QHR, the hospital offers a full array of services including cardiopulmonary, paediatrics, intensive care, rehabilitation and dialysis.

More than 700 health care organisations use Optio forms automation, electronic health record and clinical document management solutions to capture, format, scan, view, sign, archive and deliver real-time access to patient information at the point of need.

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Leslie Versweyveld

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