Michigan's Thumb Region Health Information System Integrated By Compuware » read source
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The company has announced today that its Covisint subsidiary will electronically connect hospitals in Michigan's "thumb" region, now called Michigan Thumb Health Information System (THIS). The Covisint application will activate the secure sharing of patient information electronically, demonstrating how critical-care access hospitals - and the hospitals to which they transfer patients - use technology to bring better care.
The hospitals participating to THIS will initially include Deckerville Community Hospital, Harbor Beach Community Hospital and Mercy Hospital-Port Huron, but the target of this initiative is intended to more than double – enlarging to several other critical access and tertiary hospitals in the region. In addition, THIS has been "scalably" created, which means that the network will be expanded to later include access to and from other regional healthcare systems.
"Physicians and hospitals together face a common goal: providing the best care to the patient. It's a bonus when the best way to provide the best care is also the most efficient and effective way. Covisint enables physicians, healthcare systems and even healthcare regions to achieve a new level of integration and an outstanding level of care while reassuring patients that their information is safe, secure and accessible", confirmed Ed Gamache, CEO Deckerville and Harbor Beach Community Hospitals
"Covisint is technology-neutral, which is key to integrating multiple technologies with multiple healthcare systems regardless of size—rural, metropolitan or otherwise. This partnership shares real-time patient information and positions these hospitals with fingertip access to the latest data they need to do their jobs successfully", said Brett Furst, Covisint Vice President of Healthcare.
Different healthcare systems often utilize various technologies, which means that suppliers also must see patient information on unfamiliar screens. These translation challenges can produce confusion, delays and other issues in delivering quality patient care in a timely fashion. Covisint addresses this, giving access to each hospital's electronic medical records that translate clinical and administrative patient data from multiple systems into a single and familiar sight. This is very important for patients that are transferred between hospitals, as in the case of Michigan Thumb Health Information System. These hospitals have the choice to simply see the patient's data or to store it into their own electronic medical record (EMR), and physicians will be able to easily print desired information.