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Fletcher Allen Goes Live on EHR in 15 Months

September 25, 2009
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Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington,Vt.) went live on its EHR system, PRISM (Patient Record and Information Systems Management), after a 15-month planning and implementation period assisted by Falls Church, Va.-based CSC Healthcare Group.

PRISM is now operational in the hospital’s inpatient areas as well as the emergency department, Walk-In Care Center, and inpatient pharmacy.

The new EHR system from Epic (Verona, Wis.) enables staff can view all patient information in one place; access patient data from remote locations. It also allows for multiple parties to concurrently check patient information and instant access to medical orders. To date, Fletcher Allen’s providers are entering 92 percent of all medical orders (and 96 percent of all medication orders) electronically, reducing the turnaround time for receiving medications and tests, and enhancing the accuracy of clinical documentation, says the company.

Fletcher Allen Health Care is Vermont’s academic medical center. It serves as a regional referral center, providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York, and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.

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