Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) are electronic health record systems designed specifically to manage data and workflow in support of Emergency Department patient care and operations. A 2010 KLAS report highlights a trend towards enterprise EDIS that offer superior integration with existing EHR systems rather than stand alone, best-of-breed solutions. EDIS will play a key role in any hospital's ability to meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 Criteria.
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Product Spotlight: Emergency department
KLAS has unveiled its annual "Best in KLAS Awards" for software and professional services in 2011, ranking the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments based on ratings from over 18,000 interviews with healthcare providers.
December 16, 2011
Axial Exchange, which develops interoperability technologies based on an open-infrastructure platform, has won the "Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home" initiative, sponsored by Health 2.0 and the Department of Health and Human Services' Partnership for Patients Initiative.
December 15, 2011
As healthcare moves into a new era of efficiency, effectiveness and improved patient outcomes through health information technology, consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton has identified the top nine ways health IT is transforming healthcare. Among the changes with the greatest impact are reduced medical errors and faster emergency care.
November 16, 2011
Sharing electronic health information across every major emergency department in the Memphis, Tenn., area resulted in reduced hospital admissions, reduced radiology tests and an annual cost savings of nearly $2 million, according to a recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
November 8, 2011
Siemens Healthcare announced Monday a new commitment to delivering its Soarian technology to small community and rural hospitals, helping them improve outcomes and position themselves to achieve meaningful use.
October 31, 2011
Washington Hospital Center and AT&T have launched CodeHeart, an app for doctors that provides a real-time video and audio stream that can be used to remotely examine patients in emergencies.
October 19, 2011
Versus Technology and Salamander Technologies have combined their software platforms to help hospitals and responders in a mass casualty disaster track patients from the field to the hospital.
August 5, 2011
The nation's "Most Wired" hospitals are making progress towards greater health information technology adoption, especially in terms of computerized physician order entry, according to Hospitals & Health Networks' 2011 Most Wired Survey results.
July 11, 2011
The Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (CCSNPC) has successfully linked one of its hospital emergency departments with one of its federally qualified health centers through its health information exchange system.
March 15, 2011
Global Certification Forum (GCF) and Continua Health Alliance are co-operating to develop an effective certification process for wirelessly-connected personal health devices.
February 11, 2011
KLAS on Wednesday announced its annual "2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services," ranking the best-performing software and professional service vendors across a wide range of market segments.
December 15, 2010
With T SystemEV, Great Plains Regional Medical Center is now contributing emergency department (ED) health information to the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), the nation's first and most successful statewide HIE organization.
December 10, 2010