Braintree, Mass., March 9, 2010 — Summit Healthcare, a leader in healthcare system integration and task automation, today announced five new agreements signed with hospitals in the second half of 2009. Facilities including Beaufort, South Carolina’s Beaufort Memorial Hospital; Valhalla, New York’s Blythedale Children’s Hospital; Boulder, Colorado’s Boulder Community Hospital; Ithaca, New York’s Cayuga Medical Center; and Plymouth, Massachusetts’ Jordan Hospital have all chosen Summit Healthcare as their sole integration partner as they migrate from their current Meditech platforms to Meditech 6.0. Summit Healthcare will provide these organizations with its expertise for interface management, data migration and dictionary maintenance to ensure successful, streamlined and secure migrations.
All of the organizations will be implementing various solutions from the Summit Apex product suite to help meet their unique needs during the 6.0 migration and for future initiatives. Blythedale will implement Summit Express Connect to consolidate its interfaces and leverage its feeds for integrating Meditech with other vendor systems, and will eventually use Summit’s interface engine to integrate with its physician offices. Beaufort Memorial has entered into an integration outsourcing agreement with the Summit Healthcare Professional Services division to handle all integration management efforts for its migration project.
“As we began working with Summit, we quickly realized that there is more to our migration plan than simply application implementation and hardware/infrastructure requirements,” said Ed Ricks, chief information officer at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “It’s important that we understand our interface landscape and how to successfully integrate systems — including our physician offices — without getting tangled in a web of hundreds of point to point and custom interfaces across multiple vendors. Summit’s experience with complex integrations coupled with its successful track record made partnering an easy decision.”
Both Jordan Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center will be implementing the Summit Scripting Toolkit and Summit InSync products to streamline their data migration and dictionary maintenance efforts. Jordan will also be using the Summit Downtime Reporting System to ensure consistent access to critical data in the event of a Meditech or network downtime. Boulder Community hospital is implementing Summit’s products with an eye toward the future.
“The Summit products we are implementing will have a substantial impact on saving the hospital money in the short term,” remarked Linda Minghella, chief information officer at Boulder Community Hospital. “However, this partnership will continue to address our future needs as well as we will begin to implement interfaces faster and with fewer resources.”