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Jellico Community Hospital chooses integrated enterprise, clinical and consumer engagement solutions from MEDHOST

Straddling the Tennessee/Kentucky border, Jellico Community Hospital needed a solution for engaging and empowering the diverse communities in its two-state region. The hospital chose to partner with MEDHOST and apply its array of intuitive solutions, including the cloud-based YourCareUniverse patient portal to support its patient engagement strategy.

The solutions MEDHOST will implement across the Jellico enterprise were developed with clinicians in mind, which fosters rapid clinical adoption and widespread efficiencies. These solutions include MEDHOST’s enterprise inpatient electronic health record (EHR) and its suite of integrated clinical and financial solutions – MEDHOST Physician Experience, with a clinical suite that closely matches realistic physician workflows and processes; MEDHOST’s Perioperative Information Management System (PIMS); and the company’s flagship Emergency Department Information System (EDIS).

Jellico worked with its parent company, Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), to find a new end-to-end solution, and CHC leadership knew MEDHOST’s solutions could revitalize financial and clinical processes. Hospital and CHC leaders also valued the integrated nature of the MEDHOST solutions and their ability to integrate with third-party systems.

“Jellico has tech-savvy physicians and clinicians, so in system selection, they needed a high-quality solution that wasn’t overwhelming and could streamline documentation and drive clinician adoption. We found exactly that in a partnership with MEDHOST,” said Brian Doerr, information technology senior vice president for Community Hospital Corporation. “Having worked with MEDHOST at other facilities, we knew they could provide Jellico an end-to-end solution that clinicians would want to use. We have already heard a lot of positive feedback and general excitement from clinicians during project kick-off.”

In keeping with its high technology standards, Jellico will have the enterprise EHR remotely hosted and managed through MEDHOST Direct, with the IT infrastructure in MEDHOST’s secure, HIPAA-compliant IT data center.

“The healthcare industry has become so dynamic that it’s really no longer an option for hospitals to find a fully integrated healthcare solutions partner, as it’s really a necessity for facilities focused on enhancing their clinical and financial performance while interacting with their patients and communities like never before,” said Bill Anderson, chairman and CEO of MEDHOST. “Jellico Community Hospital is a clear example of a facility that understands the power of healthcare technology, and we’re very pleased to partner with them to give clinicians the solutions they need, and the community the level of care and communication it deserves.”