Rideout Health System Improves Medication Reconciliation Accuracy and Health Outcomes

Rideout Health system, a 179 bed acute care hospital in Marysville, CA,uses HCS Medication Reconciliation, including medication history results provided through Surescripts and other data sources. Rideout was able to meet its goals of improving patient safety by completing a more thorough medication reconciliation. With HCS providing the most comprehensive medication history of the patient, including retail medication history and previous visit information, the doctor's job is easier and more accurate. Read more about it here!

Reduce Readmissions Caused by Medication Non-adherence

Overall, 20% to 30% of prescriptions are never filled, and about 50% are not continued as prescribed, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, how can we prevent positively impact patient's lives by preventing them from coming back to the hospital because of medication non-compliance?

HCS is helping with this problem. In 2012 we began to focus on closing the gap in patient care post-visit, our goal being to support reducing preventable hospital readmissions and ED visits by taking medication reconciliation outside the hospital. Today clinicians can use HCS eMR to identify high risk patients at discharge and determine if they filled their prescriptions after their hospital stay. This enables clinician follow up with patients to increase adherence. Caring for the patient doesn't end at discharge; it's the beginning of the next step in the healing process.

The Hawai’i Pharm2Pharm Project is taking medication reconciliation beyond the hospital visit. Watch this short video about Pharm2Pharm, an innovative Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services project using pharmacists to reduce readmissions and ED visits post discharge. Hawai'i Pharm2Pharm Project uses HCS eMR to help accomplish their goals.

HCS Enables Integration between Micromedex and Siemens at Brookhaven

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and Medical Center worked with Health Care Systems, Inc. and Thomson Reuters to integrate Micromedex® Clinical Decision Support and CareNotes System® Patient Education from Thomson Reuters into Siemens Soarian. Providing direct access to patient education, without opening up a separate program, improves patient safety and user satisfaction.

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AnMed Health Signs for HCS

HCS is very pleased to announce that AnMed Health, located in Anderson, SC, has chosen to work with Health Care Systems, Inc. (HCS) to streamline their medication reconciliation process by incorporating medication history information into the admission/registration process, and by utilizing HCS' workflow driven patient safety software, HCS Medication Reconciliation. AnMed Health will employ HCS' capability integrate with their McKesson system to achieve the goals of safe, effective user-friendly medication reconciliation within the clinician's regular work process. Additionally, HCS will link the Wellsoft Emergency Department system to the inpatient areas for medication reconciliation, eliminating the need for transcription of the medication history for patients that are admitted to the hospital from the Emergency Department.

AnMed Health is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital system. Read more about AnMed's many awards here.

INHS signs with HCS for Meaningful Use

HCS is pleased to announce a partnership with Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) for Meaningful Use.  INHS was formed in 1994 to reduce rapidly spiraling health care costs and, at the same time, increase the quality of patient care.  INHS, based in Spokane, WA, consists of Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Valley Hospital & Medical Center.