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.
Emergency departments feeling best-of-breed remorse
Product Spotlight: Emergency department
Stat Health Services, of Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced the launch of STAT DOCTORS, an eHealth service that brings patients a modern day virtual house call.
November 19, 2010
The ED Benchmarks Collaborative, a joint initiative of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and McKesson, is now is available to hospitals seeking to improve their emergency department performance. The Web-based subscription service enables hospitals to identify trends and compare ED performance with similar organizations nationwide.
November 16, 2010
West Hertfordshire NHS Trust hopes its latest IT upgrade will allow staff to view aggregate patient data in a single portal.
November 12, 2010
Microsoft has announced a new suite of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. There are more than 50 applications listed in the health and fitness section of the marketplace.
November 12, 2010
The need for speed in the emergency department (ED) cannot be overstated because seconds and minutes can make all the difference in ED patient outcomes. Ironically, however, some hospitals’ recent moves to replace best-of-breed emergency department information systems (EDIS) with enterprise electronic health record solutions may jeopardize ED physicians’ ability to provide quality care in our industry’s fastest-paced environment.
October 25, 2010
Many hospital CIOs are facing a similar question: Will house-wide hospital information systems reign supreme, or is there still a place for specialty systems?
June 2, 2010
Best-of-breed software systems may no longer be the way to go for emergency departments, according to the most recent research by KLAS.
May 18, 2010
Best-of-breed software systems may no longer be the way to go for emergency departments, KLAS reports.
December 21, 2009
Epic Systems is at the peak of the 20 best healthcare software vendors, as gauged by KLAS' annual survey of hospital CIOs and medical practice executives.
December 15, 2009
Swedish Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Pacific Northwest, will enable remote hospitals to access its nationally recognized stroke team for stroke support services.
November 18, 2009
Sweden rolled out the first stage of the Swedish National Patient Summary initiative last month, according to the project's partnering IT vendors, InterSystems and Tieto. The nationwide EHR is billed as one of the first of its kind in the world.
June 3, 2009
Emergency departments across the country are feeling the brunt of the economic downturn, with a spike in the number of acute cases and uninsured patients.
May 5, 2009