Lincoln Health Network Co-develops ED On-Call System | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Lincoln Health Network Co-develops ED On-Call System

June 5, 2009
by root
| Reprints

John C. Lincoln Health Network, (Phoenix, Ariz.) has launched a new software as a service (SaaS) for streamlined emergency department on-call management. The service was developed as a joint project with Orem, Utah-based DigitalBridge and beta-tested at John C. Lincoln Hospital.

According to the company, the product is designed to simplify hospital ED department on-call management by facilitating the communication process between the hospital and on-call physicians using the physician’s preferred communication method. When a change in scheduling or an emergency requiring a particular specialist’s attention occurs, authorized personnel can quickly determine and notify the appropriate physician. If one physician can’t be located, back-up physicians are contacted automatically.

At John C. Lincoln, over just the last three months, physician on-call response time has varied from 1 to 18 minutes, with an average of 6 minutes and a median of 10 minutes. These figures represent a 200 to 300 percent improvement over the prior process, providing an instant value proposition for hospitals, says the company.

John C. Lincoln Health Network includes two hospitals, physician practices, community outreach programs and the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

Analysis: Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Decline in First Half of 2018

In the first half of 2018, ransomware events in major healthcare data breaches diminished substantially compared to the same time period last year, as cyber attackers move on to more profitable activities, such as cryptojacking, according to a new report form cybersecurity firm Cryptonite.

Dignity Health, UCSF Health Partner to Improve the Digital Patient Experience

Dignity Health and UCSF Health are collaborating to develop a digital engagement platform that officials believe will provide information and access to patients when and where they need it as they navigate primary and preventive care, as well as more acute or specialty care.

Report: Digital Health VC Funding Surges to Record $4.9 Billion in 2018

Global venture capital funding for digital health companies in the first half of 2018 was 22 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4.9 billion raised in 383 deals compared to the $4 billion in 359 deals in the same time period last year, according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report.

ONC Roundup: Senior Leadership Changes Spark Questions

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to experience changes within its upper leadership, leading some folks to again ponder what the health IT agency’s role will be moving forward.

Media Report: Walmart Hires Former Humana Executive to Run Health Unit

Reigniting speculation that Walmart and insurer Humana are exploring ways to forge a closer partnership, Walmart Inc. has hired a Humana veteran to run its health care business, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Value-Based Care Shift Has Halted, Study Finds

A new study of 451 physicians and health plan executives suggests that progress toward value-based care has stalled. In fact, it may have even taken a step backward over the past year, the research revealed.