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2.04.10

EHMC Teams with McKesson to Transform Clinical and Financial Operations

Advanced healthcare IT solutions poised to help New Jersey provider realize incentives

ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2010 – In a drive to achieve clinical and financial excellence, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County, N.J., announced it will replace its existing clinical and financial systems with healthcare information technology (HIT) from McKesson. The HIT investment is part of a transformational initiative to better serve Englewood Hospital’s patient community while enabling the hospital to qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“We are partnering with McKesson to execute on our economic stimulus strategy and transform operations across the continuum of care,” said Warren Geller, Englewood Hospital executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We chose McKesson because of its commitment to service and support as well as its comprehensive offering – from electronic health records and automated medication management to advanced enterprise revenue management.”

The 520-bed medical center will replace its clinical systems with a full array of McKesson Horizon Clinicals® solutions. These include computerized physician order entry, point-of-care bar-code medication administration for patient safety, and interdisciplinary clinical documentation for nurses and physicians. Englewood Hospital also plans to transform its financial practices with McKesson’s Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management™ solution, which combines rules-based software and connectivity services to streamline revenue cycle management processes. Additionally, McKesson’s strategic business intelligence solution embedded within Horizon Clinicals and Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management will give Englewood Hospital leaders a comprehensive view of clinical and financial performance to identify and facilitate ongoing improvements, by integrating clinical, financial and operational data.

The new systems will provide Englewood Hospital clinicians with the right information at the right time, enabling them to make more informed clinical decisions at the point-of-care. The hospital staff expects the integrated solution suite to empower it with advanced capabilities to meet rapidly evolving demands for improved clinical, operational and financial outcomes.

As part of the deployment, Englewood Hospital plans to implement solutions that will support improved clinical and financial operations in its new $35 million emergency care center. The center features 40 large private treatment rooms, fast-track triage for adults and children, and a dedicated imaging center. An electronic “whiteboard,” which provides information on patient status and location as well as real-time clinical alerts, will enable caregivers to quickly respond to patient needs.

“Key elements of our strategic plan are to deploy advanced information systems that enhance our position as a technology leader in the community, integrate our clinical systems with physicians in their offices, and, most importantly, support our mission of clinical excellence,” Geller said. “McKesson has the resources and understands what it takes to help us achieve our objectives for patient safety, quality of care and overall efficiency.”

“Today’s healthcare providers are under unprecedented pressure to cost-effectively deliver the highest-quality care while working to meet ARRA deadlines,” said Sunny Sanyal, president, McKesson Provider Technologies. “Englewood Hospital has clearly demonstrated that it is up to the challenge. We look forward to helping Englewood Hospital continue to thrive and provide its local community with the
latest in advanced patient care.”

About McKesson
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. McKesson has been in continuous operation for more than 175 years, making it the longest-operating company in healthcare today. Over the course of its history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.

 

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides patients with the highest level of compassionate care through a broad range of state-of-the-art clinical programs and the most advanced treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this thriving, acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in a variety of disciplines, including surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, pathology and critical care medicine.  Englewood Hospital is home to a Vascular Fellowship Program that has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital serve as faculty members at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned twice by its nursing staff.