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.

Ann Arbor, MI, December 13, 2011 – Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center (BMHMC), located in East Patchogue, NY, has successfully completed integration of Micromedex® CareNotes into the hospital’s Siemens Soarian Clinicals™ platform in order to improve workflow efficiency and patient education standardization.

The Micromedex integrated CareNotes solution provides BMHMC’s clinicians with unlimited access to patient specific education handouts; including Pre-Care, Inpatient and Discharge Education, from every patient specific screen within the Soarian clinical architecture, based on patient clinical parameters. The integration of patient education into the Soarian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system provides flexible access to the right patient education resources at the right time, all within the clinician’s workflow, improving the consistency, efficiency and relevancy of patient education.

“Consistent, clear communication with our patients is central to our ability to provide top-quality healthcare every day,” said Donald Fleming, Vice President and CIO, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. “CareNotes puts the information we need at the fingertips of each clinician who interacts with a patient and allows us to deliver that information efficiently and accurately.”

The integrated CareNotes solution at BMHMC is a joint-technology offering using Health Care Systems, Inc. (HCS) Connect Service infrastructure and Micromedex evidence-based clinical decision support and patient education content. HCS software is designed to provide the clinician with patient specific and knowledge based information that integrates into the clinician workflow. Software developed by HCS is in use in more than 800 healthcare organizations, improving information access, and medication reconciliation, while enabling meaningful use via certified Electronic Health Records (EHR).

The CareNotes integrated solution provides hospitals with design flexibility and customized access to evidence-based patient education. Hospitals have the ability to customize, print, store, archive and retrieve electronic copies of educational documents to support organizational objectives within the EMR workflow – saving time and providing clinical consistency. The solution supports Meaningful Use Objectives and provides clinically relevant, patient specific education.

“We are delighted to partner with the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center to demonstrate the power of the integrated CareNotes solution. Most importantly, we are excited to help Brookhaven clinicians provide timely and clinically relevant healthcare education to their patients,” said Thomas Hegelund, executive vice president at Thomson Reuters. “We believe the flexibility of our solutions allow our customers to extend clinical intelligence and decision support in ever more useful and scalable ways – delivering true impact at the point of care.”

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About the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is a 306-bed acute-care, voluntary not-for-profit community hospital located in East Patchogue, New York. . The Medical Center is comprised of the main campus, two community-based multi-disciplinary health centers, and a state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Patchogue, accommodating an expanded Hemodialysis Program, Home Health, and Hospice Bereavement Services program and an off-site ambulatory Woman’s Imaging Center. BMHMC serves the needs of twenty-eight communities in the central Suffolk County. The Medical Center has established a leadership position in health promotion, prevention and education throughout the community. BMHMC’s designation as a Level II Trauma Center insures that residents and visitors receive technologically advanced medical care in any emergent situation. Quality medical care continues to be the focus of the Medical Center’s enduring patient-centered approach to healthcare in the exploration of new and innovative programs. For more information please visit www.Brookhavenhospital.org.

About Health Care Systems, Inc.
Health Care Systems, Inc. (HCS), founded in 1983 by clinicians, provides patient safety software solutions to healthcare facilities nationwide. HCS enables delivery of the highest quality patient care, while reducing costs and improving access to information. HCS integrates with existing systems to provide the best method to enhance patient safety. When healthcare organizations need tools to address integrated information access, meaningful use, medication reconciliation, e-prescribing, pharmacy order entry, or medication administration, HCS provides advanced, easy-to-deploy software solutions with consultative, flexible implementation methods and reliable support services. www.hcsinc.net


Brian Erni
For Thomson Reuters, Healthcare
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Mr. Don Fleming
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Katie Rose Pollock
for Health Care Systems, Inc.