ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Eclipsys Corporation® (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company®, today announced that New York Downtown Hospital (New York Downtown) will launch a major information technology (IT) initiative involving multiple integrated components of the company’s Sunrise Enterprise™ suite of solutions. The new applications will advance New York Downtown’s use of enabling applications by creating a single electronic health record (EHR) across venues to improve the quality, safety and continuity of care. The initiative also sets the stage for the Lower Manhattan hospital to meet the expected “meaningful use” requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
New technology solutions include Sunrise Acute Care™, Eclipsys’ industry-leading computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system, Sunrise Pharmacy™, its integrated pharmacy information system, along with the company’s emergency care solution, Sunrise Emergency Care™. In combination, these applications will create a single and unified view of up-to-date patient information from the emergency room to bedside and into the hospital pharmacy.
The CPOE solution will provide physicians with clinical decision support resources at the point of care in the form of order sets and evidence-based treatment guidelines. Moreover, the tight integration between Eclipsys’ CPOE and pharmacy solutions sets the stage to help New York Downtown in meeting what is expected to be the medication management component of ARRA. Expected clinical benefits include eliminating the need to manually transcribe medication orders, improved care coordination between pharmacists and clinicians, enhanced medication delivery time and improved accuracy of carrying out physician orders—all which support improved patient outcomes.
“Living in close proximity to the diverse residential and business communities of Lower Manhattan, our patients insist on the highest levels of technological sophistication in their healthcare services,” said Warren B. Licht, M.D., New York Downtown Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer. “Our No. 1 strategy goal in this endeavor is to create an integrated technology environment that will support improved quality and effectiveness. In fact, we were reviewing technology options prior to the passage of ARRA, but the promise of economic benefit has been an impetus for us to move forward quickly. We selected Eclipsys because we have enjoyed a positive working relationship, and as a company, it goes unmatched in helping clients achieve deep adoption of technology. We expect Eclipsys to fully support us in satisfying what we expect to be the meaningful use requirements of ARRA.”