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Access Logical Ink to Provide Tablet-Based e-Forms Completion at Nason Hospital

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Access Logical Ink to Provide Tablet-Based e-Forms Completion at Nason Hospital

Community hospital to use mobile clinical documentation solution from to improve clinical data availability, security and integrity, in conjunction with Siemens MedSeries 4 and Siemens Soarian EDM

Sulphur Springs, TX (PRWEB) January 5, 2011

Nason Hospital, a 45-bed community hospital located in Roaring Spring, Pa., is committed to improving patient care and service through the use of healthcare information technology.

While implementing Siemens MedSeries 4 (MS4), administrators realized that the electronic medical records (EMR) system was not going to meet the needs of clinicians in certain departments of the hospital. In order to collect clinical data on the fly and instantly access it from patient charts, and to eliminate expensive multi-part, pre-printed forms, Nason was challenged to find a system that would meet these needs and integrate well with MedSeries 4.

To solve these challenges, Brian P. Lilly, Director of Information Technology, and Deb McGraw, Vice President of Patient Care, selected Access Logical Ink (ALI) a tablet-based mobile e-forms solution from Access, the world's leading provider of electronic (e-forms) management, automation and workflow software.

“There were departmental applications that would get us closer to where we wanted to be, but they were cost-prohibitive and didn't offer us the ability to use them in multiple departments,” Lilly said. “The versatility of Access Logical Ink made it stand out.”

Nason Hospital is transitioning to Siemens MedSeries 4 and Siemens Soarian Enterprise Document Management (EDM), which Access ALI integrates seamlessly with. Once a clinician completes a form on a tablet PC, they will simply click a button and the form will be auto-indexed with the correct patient's electronic health record (EHR) in Soarian EDM.

“Access ALI will help us in our efforts to become as paperless and efficient as possible,” Lilly said.

A key to the success of any new healthcare IT project is the adoption of the system by clinicians. ALI is accessible from anywhere in the facility, using a familiar pen-based interface. A clinician can simply select the patient, choose the form type – such as progress note or questionnaire – and complete it using the tablet's stylus. ALI can pull in data from previous clinical documents to speed form completion and help ensure care continuity.

Entering information on Access ALI forms mirrors the existing process, and an intuitive interface makes it quicker for clinicians to use this technology. ALI will also provide updated patient information the moment a form is completed, which will be a big improvement over going to the health information management (HIM) department to pull charts.

“Access Logical Ink provides another level of security because patient forms are going into EHRs electronically,” Lilly said. “We will have greater data integrity with ALI because we will know exactly who is viewing and entering data on patient forms and when they're doing it.”

About Nason Hospital

For over a century, Nason Hospital has been providing services to meet the healthcare needs of surrounding communities in Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties. Located in a peaceful rural area in the Southern Allegheny region of Pennsylvania, the facility provides an ideal setting for patients' care, and their families' and visitors' comfort.

About Access

Access is the world's leading electronic forms (e-forms) management, automation and workflow software provider. Our solutions transform any paper-intensive forms process into a paperless, collaborative workflow. Hundreds of hospitals worldwide are using Access solutions to improve patient care and safety, cut costs and enhance electronic health records (EHR), patient safety and downtime planning initiatives. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com

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