Lourdes Hospital Selects ICA to Implement Integrated Technology Solution
Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky to have web-based interactive clinical portal solution
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), which provides clinicians with a single technology solution for accessing, evaluating and acting upon patient information across disparate systems, announced that its A3Align SolutionTM has been selected by Lourdes Hospital to provide a comprehensive EHR and tools to deliver better care.
A 389-bed hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, Lourdes is part of the Catholic Healthcare Partners network.
"We selected ICA's A3Align SolutionTM for its ability to build upon our existing acute and ambulatory systems to align our hospital with physician practices. Its aggregation capabilities will give our providers easy access to a patient's longitudinal record, with real-time access to results," said Steven Grinnell, Regional CEO, Mercy Health Partners-Kentucky and President and CEO of Lourdes Hospital. "This will relieve our staff of the need to duplicate documentation and ensure that every patient's chart is complete and up-to-date. Within six months, we anticipate having a single point of access for all clinical information, with significant cost and time savings."
In the initial phase of the agreement, ICA will aggregate patient information from existing clinical systems, including Meditech Magic, Chart Maxx, PICIS, MIDAS, OBIX, Allscripts, Ulrich, and Fuji. Subsequent phases are slated to extend the solution's functionality beyond aggregation.
"ICA's flowsheet presentations, template forms, and communication capabilities will help Lourdes streamline provider workflow and align care across treatment settings," said Gary Praznik, CIO of Lourdes Hospital. "With seamless access to clinical data and smoother clinical workflow, we expect to see marked improvements in patient and physician satisfaction."
According to Gary Zegiestowsky, CEO of ICA, "We are pleased to partner with Lourdes Hospital in this exciting initiative and look forward to helping them achieve their vision of enhanced care. We are confident that our phased implementation approach will enable Lourdes to reach its near- and long-term goals with minimal disruption and risk."
He emphasizes that decision-makers can turn to ICA for proven technology, adding, "Our A3Align SolutionTM has a track record of rapid physician adoption and demonstrable results. By giving physicians the information they need when they need it, our technology helps healthcare enterprises reduce costs, improve the quality of care, and boost physician satisfaction and retention."
ICA's A3Align Solution is based upon technology developed over the course of 10 years by practicing physicians and informatics professionals at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
It is installed at Bassett Healthcare's enterprise of five hospitals and 27 clinics in Cooperstown, N.Y. ICA recently announced the Health Information Exchange of Montana and Northwest Healthcare will soon begin implementation of the A3Align SolutionTM as a single-source platform for meeting enterprise and community needs in northwest Montana.
About Lourdes Hospital
Lourdes Hospital is sponsored by Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP), one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the nation. Located in Paducah, Kentucky, it serves as a regional referral center for a wide geographic area, including more than a dozen counties in western Kentucky, southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and northwest Tennessee. Lourdes offers an extensive array of medical specialties and technologies typically found in much larger urban settings. Satellite clinics are located in a number of sites in western Kentucky.
About Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)
Informatics Corporation of America was created with nationally renowned Vanderbilt Medical Center to take innovative technology developed by Vanderbilt physicians to the broader healthcare market. ICA builds on existing IT systems to offer a single technology solution for accessing, evaluating and acting upon patient information across all treatment settings.