|[January 15, 2008]
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Implements CliniComp's Essentris to Provide Seamless Care for Injured Soldiers
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)-- CliniComp Intl., a leading provider of intelligent charting and surveillance solutions, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is deploying its full Essentris clinical suite at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany. The Essentris go live at LRMC represents a major leap forward in improving clinicians' access to patient information across the continuum of care-- providing caregivers real-time complete medical histories of wounded soldiers transferred from Iraq and Afghanistan.
As the largest American military hospital outside the U.S. and the only American tertiary care hospital in Europe, LRMC is the medical epicenter for American Wounded Warriors. After injured soldiers are stabilized on the battlefield, they are airlifted to LRMC for initial treatment and normally transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, M.D., or other military hospitals in the U.S. With the deployment of Essentris at LRMC, CliniComp is now the documentation tool in more than 45 percent of the DoD's inpatient beds.
Before the deployment of Essentris, physicians and other clinicians at military hospitals receiving patients from LRMC might have received a paper copy of the patient's LRMC chart. A paper-based system, however, presents a challenge, as papers are routinely pulled out of charts, are missing, damaged or illegible, or in certain cases, are delivered weeks after the patient arrives for care. The implementation of Essentris will automate the entire process of real-time capture of a patient's complete medical information. Because the data is computerized and easily accessible, healthcare professionals can make timelier and better informed treatment decisions based on relevant knowledge.
"The DoD and LRMC are entrusting us to provide crucial data to their physicians to ensure our Wounded Warriors receive the best care possible. Our advanced clinical system will play an important role in seamless care coordination made possible through the delivery of critical information at the point of care in Germany and to clinicians attending transferred soldiers at U.S.-based military hospitals," said J. F. Lancelot, president, Technology & Operations, CliniComp Intl. "A number of clinical personnel have had prior experience with Essentris stateside and are eagerly awaiting this deployment."
About Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Located in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz, LRMC is the largest American hospital outside of the United States and the only American tertiary hospital in Europe. It serves as the primary medical treatment center for casualties of U.S. operations within Europe, southwest Asia and the Middle East. LRMC provides medical treatment to casualties injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. It also provides primary and tertiary care, hospitalization, treatment and specialized care for the more than 52,000 American military personnel and their families in the European Theater.
CliniComp is a leading provider of multidisciplinary charting and surveillance solutions to leading hospitals and health systems. In its nearly two-decade history, CliniComp has been a pioneer in bridging the gap between the back-office and the bedside by extending existing HIS and ancillary systems to the point of care. The Essentris enterprise solution maximizes IT investment and enforces consistent workflow across all aspects of patient care. Essentris' use of a single multidisciplinary electronic chart enables caregivers to easily access an enterprisewide view of the total clinical experience and provides a new generation of real-time clinical surveillance and analysis tools. The result is a dramatic improvement in quality and safety of patient care, outcomes and clinical decision-making. Essentris is deployed at approximately 50 client sites, including UCLA Healthcare, Baptist Health South Florida and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. CliniComp also has a sizable deployment across the Military Health System, covering more than 45 percent of all Department of Defense beds. For more information, visit www.clinicomp.com or call 800.350.8202.
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