WESTWOOD, Mass., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Across the board, clinicians and leadership at Colquitt Regional Medical Center are realizing care efficiencies and streamlined processes since going LIVE with MEDITECH's fully-integrated 6.1 Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the Summer of 2016. In addition, Colquitt Regional recently signed for MEDITECH's Web Ambulatory solution.
"With MEDITECH's integrated EHR, physicians are treating patients seamlessly across the continuum. Now that we're implementing Web Ambulatory, we'll be covering an even larger population of patients in our county and surrounding areas," Colquitt Regional Chief Information Officer, Bill Bishop said.
Located in Colquitt County in the town of Moultrie, Ga., the 151-bed medical center is known in the community for its dedication to providing exceptional and compassionate patient care to the approximately 15,600 residents in Moultrie and 40,100 in Colquitt County.
"We've noticed quicker access to patient information. Our ability to capture data from multiple points of care has greatly improved and in turn has improved the continuity of care," Chief Nursing Officer at Colquitt Regional, Dena Zinker said." Our EHR is fully-integrated and information is readily available from other departments—so now clinical staff and patients don't have to wait, resulting in higher patient satisfaction and more engagement at the patient's bedside."
There are multiple benefits to having an integrated EHR, from physicians to nurses to lab to business administration, data flows seamlessly between departments. In one year since go-LIVE, Accounts Receivable (AR) days have dropped from 46 to 41, and are expected to continue to drop. Colquitt Regional staff have also reported time savings for both discharge and admission processes, with the average door to provider wait time being less than 20 minutes. In addition, care providers have reported improved flow of information with safer care transitions.
"We looked at a lot of systems from high-end to lower end, I must admit that MEDITECH has delivered on all the promises they made. When I go back and track all the things that MEDITECH said they would do and what they actually delivered, I can put a checkmark alongside all of them," President and CEO at Colquitt Regional, Jim Matney said. "Our community of patients greatly benefit from this technology—the biggest patient advantage being the fact that there is one patient record. Patients may be seen in the acute setting and then follow up in the doctor's office or with home care services."
Colquitt Regional recently received an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, naming them as one of the safest hospitals in the Nation for the sixth time in a row.
"Colquitt Regional's commitment to their patients and community is evident in the services they provide and the technology they invest in to deliver the best care possible," Associate Vice President of Marketing at MEDITECH, Christine Parent said. "MEDITECH is pleased to continue working with Colquitt Regional toward improved patient safety and a higher quality of care for the residents of Colquitt County."
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