Eclipsys and Singapore General Hospital Recognized as Winners of Microsoft HUG 2010 Innovation Award

ATLANTA--()--Eclipsys Corporation® (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company®, today announced that Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Singapore’s oldest and largest acute tertiary hospital and national referral center, has been recognized as a winner of the Microsoft HUG (Microsoft Health Users Group) 2010 Innovation Awards in the category of “Best Use of Clinical Records Inpatient.” Since implementing Sunrise Patient Flow™ in May of 2009, SGH has successfully enhanced the workflows and communications of its clinical, administrative and support staff, achieving greater patient safety and significant improvements in both clinical and operational outcomes.

SGH employed a “big-bang” activation approach to complete the installation of Sunrise Patient Flow in only five months, and has since seen improvements in clinician and staff utilization, clinical workflow, and patient safety. Specific benefits experienced at SGH since going live include:

  • Greater than 50 percent reduction in inter-ward transfer/bed request phone calls
  • Bed searches and placements reduced from 15 minutes to five minutes due to rule-based algorithms
  • A 12.5 percent reduction in overflow holding areas

“On behalf of everyone at Eclipsys, I congratulate Singapore General Hospital for this achievement,” said Eric Rosow, vice president and general manager of Sunrise Patient Flow solutions. “We’re proud to be associated with this healthcare system, whose great success with Sunrise Patient Flow along with other integrated clinical solutions from Eclipsys serves as an international model for effectively using information technology to improve patient care and outcomes.”

SGH selected Eclipsys’ integrated and intuitive bed management, bed turnover and patient flow system to achieve its goals of optimizing patient throughput and efficient delivery of quality care. Using Sunrise Patient Flow, the healthcare system coupled its workflow‐based patient flow platform with CADI Scientific’s radio frequency identification and a real-time location system to streamline patient care from the point of admission to the point of discharge.

“The bed management system improves patient flow with real-time information that helps our staff anticipate and manage their workflow,” said Benedict Tan, director of information technology of Singapore General Hospital. “Together, we can drive patient flow through the continuum of a patient's hospital stay with greater efficiency. Ultimately this creates a safer and more satisfactory experience for our patients as we can better coordinate the resources needed to support their care.”

“Microsoft is pleased to recognize Singapore General Hospital as a Microsoft HUG 2010 Innovation Award Winner for its use of clinical records to transform the quality of its patient care,” said Steve Aylward, general manager, U.S. Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft. “Providing a safer and more satisfactory experience for its patients, SGH is proving to be a truly innovative healthcare system through their use of Microsoft technologies that utilize radio frequency identification (RFID) and real time location services (RTLS) with their Eclipsys Sunrise Patient Flow solution.”

Winners of the Microsoft HUG 2010 Innovation Awards were announced on March 2 at the 2010 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta. Award contestants are evaluated on how they provide significant business benefits to healthcare organizations and improve patient care. The Microsoft HUG 2010 Innovation Awards showcase organizations that promote breakthroughs by enhancing the quality of patient care, reducing costs, streamlining clinical and business processes, driving interoperability, improving productivity and workflow, and enabling informed decisions.

Sunrise Patient Flow provides both automated workflow and communications combined with real-time clinical visibility, to help enable greater patient safety, improved clinical workflow and enhanced clinician/staff utilization. The Sunrise Patient Flow platform is built with Microsoft technologies, including the latest .NET Framework, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Microsoft SQL Server to facilitate rapid and flexible client deployments as well as significant usability advantages. Sunrise Patient Flow, together with the Sunrise EPSi™ decision support and analytic solutions and Eclipsys’ clinical analytics solution, comprise the Eclipsys’ Enterprise Performance Management™ solution suite.

About Singapore General Hospital

Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of Singapore Health Services, is the public sector's flagship hospital. Established in 1821, SGH is Singapore's largest acute tertiary hospital and national referral center offering a comprehensive range of clinical specialties and clinical support services in the region with 1,500 acute beds and about 500 specialists. Annually, 70,000 patients are admitted to the hospital and 600,000 patients attend outpatient clinics. For more information, see www.sgh.com.sg.

About Eclipsys

Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes. For more information, see www.eclipsys.com or email info@eclipsys.com.

Statements in this news release concerning the implementation and features and benefits provided by Eclipsys software, evidence-based content and implementation services are forward-looking statements and actual results may differ from those projected due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. Implementation and customization of Eclipsys software is complex and time-consuming. Results depend upon a variety of factors and can vary by client. Each client’s circumstances are unique and may include unforeseen issues that make it more difficult than anticipated to implement or derive benefit from Eclipsys software or services. The success and timeliness of the company’s solutions will depend at least in part upon client involvement, which can be difficult to control. More information about company risks is available in recent Form 10-Q and 10-K filings made by Eclipsys from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Special attention is directed to the portions of those documents entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Eclipsys, The Outcomes Company, Sunrise Patient Flow, Sunrise EPSi and Enterprise Performance Management are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eclipsys Corporation (or its subsidiaries) in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names in this news release are or may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Contacts

Eclipsys:
Robin Wrinn, 404-847-5219
Director, Public Relations
(media)
robin.wrinn@eclipsys.com
or
Jason Cigarran, 404-847-5965
Vice President, Investor Relations
jason.cigarran@eclipsys.com
or
Singapore General Hospital:
Junaidah Hameed, (65) 6321-3553
Communications (Media)
junaidah.hameed@sgh.com.sg

Release Summary

Eclipsys and Singapore General Hospital Recognized as Winners of Microsoft HUG 2010 Innovation Award for implementation of Sunrise Patient Flow

Contacts

Eclipsys:
Robin Wrinn, 404-847-5219
Director, Public Relations
(media)
robin.wrinn@eclipsys.com
or
Jason Cigarran, 404-847-5965
Vice President, Investor Relations
jason.cigarran@eclipsys.com
or
Singapore General Hospital:
Junaidah Hameed, (65) 6321-3553
Communications (Media)
junaidah.hameed@sgh.com.sg