BATON ROUGE, La.--(CMR, a market-leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), announces Optimum Emergency Care Associates, a freestanding emergency department (FSED) located in Houston, Texas, has implemented CMR as its information system.)--
“After evaluating a number of products and talking with other freestanding EDs in our area, it was clear CMR fit our specific software package needs. It was cost-effective and would support a seamless workflow process from start to finish, from registration to discharge”
As more FSED facilities emerge to help alleviate ED overcrowding and offer patients better access to services and care, many are deploying the same information technology solutions utilized in large hospital-affiliated emergency departments. By having immediate access to electronic medical records, lab results, allergy alerts and other critical patient information, ER physicians and nurses see this technology having a positive impact on providing the best and most efficient care possible to their patients.
“After evaluating a number of products and talking with other freestanding EDs in our area, it was clear CMR fit our specific software package needs. It was cost-effective and would support a seamless workflow process from start to finish, from registration to discharge,” says Gregory M. Gibbons, M.D., managing partner of Optimum Emergency Care Associates. “The support we’ve received so far has been excellent—before, during and after implementation our needs are always addressed.”
The intuitive functionality of CMR enables emergency department clinicians to instantly access medical information and effectively document clinical activities for improved workflow, patient care and safety. Browser-based to ease demands on IT departments, CMR integrates seamlessly with administrative, lab and clinical enterprise systems for enhanced care coordination, reporting and analytics.
“With years of proven success, our system was created for the unique needs of all emergency departments—whether hospital-based or freestanding,” says Robert Tassin, MD, physician support director of CMR. ”We understand firsthand the challenges facing both markets in today’s healthcare climate, and work with each of our clients to provide the support and technology solutions they need to improve care.”
CMR EDIS Version 3.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and certified as an EHR Module by the Drummond Group Inc., an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) by the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of National Coordination (ONC). The 2011/2012 certification supports Stage 1 meaningful use measures that enable eligible providers and hospitals to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
CMR is an integrated, intuitive EDIS enabling emergency medicine professionals to instantly access medical information and efficiently document patient care. Browser-based to ease demands on IT departments, the CMR information system integrates seamlessly with both administrative and clinical systems in the hospital for enhanced care coordination, reporting and analytics. Started in 1998 by Cris Mandry, MD, founding program director of the Louisiana State University Emergency Medicine Residency, CMR was designed to meet the needs of all healthcare professionals directly involved with the care of patients: ED physicians, nurses, ancillary care and administrative staff. Its ease of use enhances department workflow; improves clinicians’ access to critical information; increases patient throughput; boosts eligibility for stimulus and reimbursement dollars; and reduces opportunities for medical errors. To learn more about CMR, please visit www.cmredis.com.