South Carolina hospital selects MEDHOST to help transform ED operations

Looking to enhance emergency department (ED) care by increasing documentation and improving care coordination and workflow, Abbeville Area Medical Center chose to partner with MEDHOST to implement its Emergency Department Information System (EDIS). Leadership of the 25-bed hospital was drawn to the MEDHOST EDIS by its easy and intuitive documentation, knowing it helps drive clinician adoption.

MEDHOST’s extensive reporting capabilities were also a key component in the South Carolina hospital’s decision. Reports will allow ED leadership to review quality measures, such as wait times, and be in a better position to adjust processes. Other reporting tools within the EDIS allow critical access hospitals like Abbeville to easily and accurately track physician standby time in support of their efforts to be fully reimbursed by Medicare for the aggregate time ED physicians are present but not needed to provide care.

“Robust documentation and advanced reporting capabilities within MEDHOST were key elements in our decision because the additional data will help us continually fine-tune operations to meet our care quality goals,” said Erin Stillinger, RN, emergency department nurse director for Abbeville Area Medical Center. “For example, the MEDHOST EDIS prompts physicians to designate patients for follow-up calls and then runs daily reports to determine who to contact. This will help us meet a best practice of ensuring patients follow recommended treatments.”

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