Award-Winning Physician Information System Addresses Need for Full Functionality, Better System Reliability and Ongoing Innovation
BOSTON and BENNINGTON, Vt.-- Feb 01 2007 /--(Mobile Game Developer)
)--PatientKeeper?, Inc. today announced that Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a community hospital in Bennington, Vt., has replaced its incumbent mobile application vendor with PatientKeeper. SVMC, a member of VHA -- a healthcare provider alliance of more than 2,400 not-for-profit health care organizations -- benefits from enhanced patient safety, better physician affinity, and significant time savings for its physicians through use of PatientKeeper?s physician information system. The PatientKeeper Mobile Clinical Results? application enables providers to access patient information anytime, anywhere with PDAs and Smartphones.
?Southwestern Vermont Medical Center was an early adopter of mobile applications. After years of real world experience, we knew we needed to expand the capabilities of our system to support our growing needs,? said Dr. Tim Chapman of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. ?By introducing PatientKeeper to our physicians, we now have better system reliability and the functionality we need to support our physicians. As an added bonus, PatientKeeper provides us with access to an impressive portfolio of innovative applications beyond simple clinical results viewing.?
PatientKeeper is designed to support a physician throughout the entire day, across all settings of care. PatientKeeper?s applications allow physicians to access their patients? electronic records, write prescriptions, enter charges for services, document patient encounters, and securely send messages to other caregivers ? all in a single, integrated environment. PatientKeeper supports PCs running a Web browser as well as mobile devices.
?Physicians are increasingly demanding and savvy about information technology tools,? said Paul W. Brient, president and CEO of PatientKeeper. ?PatientKeeper?s singular focus is delivering physician information systems that allow organizations, like SVMC, to provide the best tools to their physicians and the best care to the communities they serve.?
The popularity of PatientKeeper?s physician information system continues to grow because of its innovative, integrated portal and mobile applications and because the PatientKeeper?s physician information system has been integrated to all major hospital information systems and electronic medical records (EMRs), including Cerner, Eclipsys, Epic, GE Healthcare/IDX, McKesson, MEDITECH, QuadraMed, Siemens, and others.
About Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) admitted its first patient in 1918. The 99-bed community hospital in Bennington, Vt., provides a broad range of outpatient and inpatient services to the residents of Southwestern Vermont and neighboring communities in Massachusetts and New York. In 2002, SVMC was the first hospital in Vermont and third in New England to earn Magnet? Recognition for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Association. Press Ganey Associates, Inc., honored SVMC with two Summit Awards for exceptional patient satisfaction scores in 2006, and SVMC is a Mentor Hospital in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement?s 100,000 Lives Campaign. The hospital (www.svhealthcare.org) is accredited by The Joint Commission.
PatientKeeper?, Inc. provides physicians with software that delivers clinical and financial benefits. PatientKeeper is designed to support a physician through the entire day. At any time, anywhere, physicians can access their patients' electronic records, write prescriptions, enter charges, dictate notes, document encounters, place orders, or send secure messages to other caregivers ? all in a single integrated environment. PatientKeeper has been recognized with the 2006 Microsoft Healthcare User Group (MS-HUG) Award, 2006 and 2005 AMDIS (Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems) Awards for clients' successes, 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Industry Innovation and Advancement, and other industry awards. For more information, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call 617-987-0300.