METAIRIE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is pleased to announce its partnership with medCPU, a sophisticated decision support software system designed to assist clinicians in delivering the most accurate and appropriate care possible. This system can alert the clinician when the treatment runs counter to hospital guidelines and protocols.
EJGH is excited to be the first healthcare facility in Louisiana to bring this exclusive cutting-edge technology to the community. medCPU is another tool EJGH can utilize to provide quality service, care, and comfort to the residents we serve.
“The system cross references a patient's history, physical findings, and laboratory and radiological data at the same time his or her doctor is assessing and prescribing a course of treatment. The centerpiece of medCPU’s technology is the ability to read medical data (including free text notes or dictations) and cross-reference that within our medical database instantaneously. Once it identifies a departure from hospital guidelines and protocols, an alert message pops up on the computer screen at the point-of-care informing the clinical staff of such departure and highlighting the hospital’s expected approach in this case. medCPU provides a wider scope of opportunities,” says Dr. Sidney Raymond, MD and Chief Medical Information Officer at East Jefferson General Hospital.
EJGH President and CEO, Dr. Mark J. Peters says this further enhances the hospital’s mission, “We are here to provide the highest level of comfort and care. This technology places us at the forefront of care but most importantly, ensures our physicians always confirm that their treatment plan produces results with a higher degree of precision.” Peters went on to assert, “Our patients deserve nothing less than this level of certainty. I believe this, and systems like it, will become the norm in medicine.”
medCPU technology is already being utilized for the prevention of deep venous thromboembolism, stroke and most recently sepsis.
About East Jefferson General Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit community hospital. This service district hospital, formed in 1965, receives no tax support from Jefferson Parish. The 420-bed hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is Louisiana's first Nurse Magnet hospital. For more information on East Jefferson General Hospital, visit online at www.ejgh.org.
medCPU delivers accurate real-time enterprise decision support software and services through its proprietary Advisor technology. medCPU captures the complete clinical picture from clinicians’ free-text notes, dictations, discharge summaries and structured documentation entered into any Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and analyzes it against a growing library of best-practice content, generating real-time precise prompts for best care consideration. medCPU’s founding multi-disciplinary team has been pioneering new clinical decision support for nearly 20 years, delivering intelligent error reduction software systems to hospitals across the United States. medCPU’s applications include clinical and compliance support solutions. For more information, visit www.medCPU.com.