Dallas – July 9, 2012 – Auburn Community Hospital, a non-profit acute-care facility in Cayuga County New York, successfully made the transition in just two years from paper-based medical records to meeting the government’s initial requirements for Meaningful Use, which aim to improve patient care through the use of electronic health records.
Chris Ryan, chief information officer at Auburn Community Hospital, said his facility was able to easily integrate data from different systems in use throughout his facility by using Corepoint, which allows his IT staff to transform data into a standard format and to easily monitor data flow within the organization.
“I had to build the entire health IT infrastructure from scratch and Corepoint was the solid foundation that allowed me to do that. Without having a solid, reliable interface engine that we can manage, we’d be a year or more away from Meaningful Use attestation,” Ryan said. “The bottom line is that Corepoint allows me to focus more on what I need to accomplish instead of how I’m going to get there.”
Since integrating its technology, Auburn Community Hospital has successfully connected data from its health information system to HealtheConnections, a regional health information organization. Additionally, Auburn Community Hospital has trained two registered nurses to monitor and troubleshoot healthcare interfaces running through Corepoint Integration Engine, giving IT personnel more flexibility to work on other projects.
Corepoint Health CEO Phil Guy said that partnering with Ryan and Auburn Community Hospital to help them successfully meet Meaningful Use requirements and improve the care they are able to provide patients is a prime example of why Corepoint Health goes the “added mile” to learn every customers’ integration needs.
“Our customer support engineers work diligently to know each customer’s unique IT environment so they can support them fully during periods of transition as well as implementation of strategic IT initiatives,” Guy said. “We know hospital IT staffs support the timely and continuous patient data flow within their four walls and externally to HIEs and other providers. Auburn Community Hospital is supported by a great team, and we are glad to play a part in their Meaningful Use and other critical initiatives. ”
Because of this relationship, Ryan said Auburn Community Hospital has plans to double the number health IT interfaces running through Corepoint Integration Engine, which will include physician documentation information and clinical device data.
“Corepoint Integration Engine truly is the catalyst behind our health IT plans,” Ryan said.
About Auburn Community Hospital
ACH is a not-for-profit, 99-bed acute care facility serving a population of approximately 80,000 in Cayuga County and the surrounding areas of the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. Clinical services include emergency, intensive and coronary care, laboratory services, maternity, pediatrics, psychiatric services, orthopedics, respiratory and physical therapy, radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diabetes care, wound treatment, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiovascular lab services and medicine. There are urgent care facilities in Auburn and Skaneateles that provide prompt, convenient quality care seven days a week from board certified physicians from ACH’s Emergency Care Unit. ACH also has a Veterans Clinic that provides primary and preventative outpatient care as well as mental health services to the region’s veterans. Also under the ACH umbrella is the Finger Lakes Center for Living, providing long-term nursing and short-term rehabilitation services in an 80-bed skilled nursing facility. For more information, visit http://www.auburnhospital.org.