Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS), a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc., announced that Stafford Hospital Center in Stafford, Virginia has successfully implemented the Amelior ED emergency department documentation system as part of the launch of this new hospital, part of the MediCorp Health System. The Amelior ED system has been in use at MediCorp's flagship facility, Mary Washington Hospital, since 2002.
The Amelior ED system provides triage-to-disposition workflow visibility and automation support through its integration of computer-based modules for patient and asset tracking, nurse and physician charting, computerized provider order entry, clinical decision support, prescription writing, disposition management and reporting. The system organizes all information for a patient's emergency department visit, including laboratory and radiology orders and results, within a single electronic medical record.
Mary Washington Hospital has used the Amelior ED system to manage patient flow and document care in its emergency department since 2002. During this time the department has seen significant growth in patient visits. In 2008, Mary Washington Hospital treated more than 107,000 emergency department patient visits making it one of the busiest in the nation. In its initial year after deploying Amelior ED, emergency department expenses for transcription services were reduced by over half a million dollars as a result of more than a 90% decrease in dictation usage. Paper costs were reduced by another $60,000.
Amelior ED is the only EDIS with the option of a native automatic patient and asset tracking module. Using an interface to a hospital's choice of real-time location system, caregivers are continuously updated on the location and care status of their patients and movable medical equipment without requiring manual data entry. PCTS tracking and documentation solutions are compatible with infrared, radio frequency and ultrasonic locating technologies. PCTS is currently implementing an ultrasonic locating system in Mary Washington's emergency department.
"We congratulate MediCorp on the launch of the Stafford Hospital Center and are proud to be a technology partner in this new advanced facility," said Tony Marsico, CEO of PCTS.
PCTS will be demonstrating its emergency department workflow systems at the ENA Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada on March 6 - 7 in booth #211.
About MediCorp Health System
MediCorp Health System is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through a variety of medical facilities. Mary Washington Hospital, a 442 bed regional hospital, is MediCorp's cornerstone. MediCorp is very active in the community by assisting community-based health and not-for-profit organizations. MediCorp has been serving the Fredericksburg community since 1899, when the original Mary Washington hospital was opened. The original mission of the hospital was to care for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. MediCorp continues to honor this commitment and remains not-for-profit, while providing the most technologically advanced medical care.
About Patient Care Technology Systems
Patient Care Technology Systems, a subsidiary of Consulier Engineering, Inc., helps health care providers to improve patient flow, increase capacity and improve patient and staff safety by visualizing the real-time location of resources and the care status of patients throughout their facility. Proven return on investment in high turnover, high acuity departments such as the emergency department and perioperative suite where PCTS solutions have supported over 5 million patient visits with automatic tracking and emergency department documentation solutions. Compatible with all leading locating technologies including active-RFID, infrared, ultrasound, ultra-wideband, Wi-Fi and ZigBee. PCTS customers have been recognized nationally for improvements in efficiency and clinical excellence. For more information, visit www.pcts.com.