Malvern, Pa., December 15, 2009 – Cape Cod Healthcare just signed a seven-year agreement with Siemens Healthcare to implement Soarian, Siemens’ next-generation health information system, within its health network. Through the partnership, the healthcare provider plans to utilize next-generation Health IT solutions to enhance efficiency and support their goal of improving overall community wellness for residents of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
According to the community health system, several specific goals prompted them to collaborate with a vendor that could deliver innovative enterprise-wide health IT solutions through a holistic approach. These included a desire to improve workflow efficiency, introduce new care-delivery tools, such as barcode technology that helps reduce the human element in medication errors, and institute a system that would help establish Cape Cod Healthcare as a magnet healthcare body. Furthermore, Cape Cod Healthcare was excited about the prospect of Soarian helping position them to maximize future benefits under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act’s HITECH provision.
“As the leading provider of healthcare services for the Cape Cod community, Cape Cod Healthcare is excited to begin implementing solutions that will further enhance our ability to deliver top-notch care to our patients,” said Richard Salluzzo, M.D., MBA, President & CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare. “Our journey with Siemens is chartered by one overarching goal – to improve the health and lives of our residents.”
The agreement includes Soarian Clinicals, Financials, Device Connect, Scheduling, and Analytics, along with NOVIUS Lab and Radiology, Siemens Pharmacy, Med Administration Check, and more. The majority of the installation is expected to be completed by mid-2011.
“We look forward to beginning our partnership with Siemens and implementing Soarian,” said Sheryl Crowley, Chief Information Officer, Cape Cod Healthcare. “We’ll be working with physicians and staff members throughout Cape Cod Heathcare on this process over the next one to two years. Ultimately, Soarian will enable us to enhance the quality of the care and services we provide to our patients.”
Cape Cod Healthcare, the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. The system has more than 450 physicians and 4,600 employees, two-acute care hospitals, the largest home health services agency on the Cape (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility and numerous health programs.