ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstHealth of the Carolinas has selected Thomson Reuters Integration Discovery to provide clinical interoperability across its healthcare system. FirstHealth is a private, not-for-profit healthcare system located in Pinehurst, NC, which operates three hospitals and several outpatient healthcare facilities, serving 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas.
Integration Discovery, powered by CareEvolution, Inc., efficiently integrates disparate clinical and administrative data sources from across the healthcare continuum, performs precise data transformation, enables powerful real-time and retrospective analytical reporting, and delivers actionable information for quality improvements.
"We intend to integrate all the disparate data sources across our diverse facilities and wide geographical area. To accomplish an objective of this magnitude, we require a robust, yet flexible and affordable solution," said Dave Dillehunt, Chief Information Officer at FirstHealth. "The ease of implementation, combined with the rich functionality provided by Integration Discovery, will allow us to quickly achieve best-in-class interoperability throughout our healthcare system."
By leveraging Integration Discovery, FirstHealth will be able to significantly improve its coordination of care and clinical outcomes by reducing unnecessary diagnostic tests, optimizing clinician workflows and controlling operational costs.
"We are very pleased to partner with FirstHealth; deploying Integration Discovery is a pivotal step toward achieving a longitudinal, comprehensive patient record view that fosters accurate medical decision making and drives key metrics for improving patient care and operational performance," said C. Douglas Shaw, executive vice president and segment general manager for the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.
About FirstHealth FirstHealth of the Carolinas is a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit health care network located in Pinehurst, N.C. The system serves 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas and is licensed for three hospitals with a total of 582 beds, plus the Reid Heart Center, a rehabilitation center, three sleep disorders centers, three dental clinics, seven family care centers , six fitness centers, a laundry, four charitable foundations, a Hospice program, home health services and an insurance plan. Critical care transport, EMS and medical transport services are also offered. For more information, go to firsthealth.org.
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About Care Evolution, Inc. CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. Its health information exchange technology platform, which drives Integration Discovery, is a robust Service Oriented Architecture to enable heterogeneous underlying legacy health IT applications to "share" clinical information in a secure, reliable, and incremental manner. Distinct components such as Identity Management, Record Location, Clinical Data Integration, Audit & Log, Data Persistence, Visualization, Terminology, and Data Mining may be adopted piecemeal or as a comprehensive technology platform. For more information, go to careevolution.com.