Hospital digitizes patient charts and improves HIPAA compliance with agile ECM
Laserfiche has announced the winners of its annual Run Smarter Awards program, including Wythe County Community Hospital in Virginia. Each year, Laserfiche honors organizations that succeed in promoting organizational agility through innovative use of Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM).
In 2009, Wythe had a total of 7,200 inpatients and 37,300 outpatients, performing 3,300 same-day surgeries and treating 15,000 people in the ER. With so many patients coming through the doors, digitizing medical records with an agile ECM system from Laserfiche has been a huge time saver.
"When you're living in a paper world, it takes time to track down patients' records. Laserfiche makes it instantaneous," said Patty Hall, Wythe's Privacy Officer and Director of Health Information Management (HIM).
With Laserfiche, outpatient EKGs and ER reports can be viewed electronically, charts are organized and accessible in a centralized location and patients' Advance Directives can be identified immediately. In addition, the system facilitates HIPAA compliance with security controls that make it impossible for unauthorized people to view information they're not allowed to see.
"I've been in HIM since 1986, and I have to tell you that having an agile ECM solution in place makes things so much easier," said Hall.
Other 2010 Run Smarter winners include: Central District Health Department of Boise, ID; City of Maple Grove, MN; Dallas Associated Dermatologists; Durham County, NC; ECOM Atlantic; ESSAR Group; Hamilton-Wentworth School Board; London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Long Beach Police Department; Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians; NE Metro Intermediate Schools; Pulte Mortgage; South Essex Partnership NHS Trust; Spire Investment Partners, LLC; Texas A&M University Kingsville; and the Virginia Port Authority.
Since 1987, Laserfiche has used its Run Smarter philosophy to create simple and elegant enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. More than 28,000 organizations worldwide use Laserfiche software to streamline document, records and business process management.
The Laserfiche ECM system is designed to give IT managers central control over their information infrastructure, including standards, security and auditing, while still offering business units the flexibility to respond quickly to changing conditions.
Laserfiche distributes its software through a worldwide network of value-added resellers (VARs), who tailor solutions to clients' individual needs. The Laserfiche VAR program has received the Five-Star Rating from Computer Reseller News/VARBusiness magazine.