Smaller Hospital Competes with Major Laboratory

highlands-medical-centerFor physicians attesting to Meaningful Use, the ability to electronically exchange information with the hospitals they do business with is no longer a luxury but a necessity. As a result, hospitals wanting to retain the business of their physician partners must find solutions to support this exchange in a reliable and effective manner. Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, Alabama has a successful history of using Forward Advantage solutions to achieve this type of exchange.

Building Physician Relationships and Revenue at Grand View Hospital

grand-view-hospital-logoThe ability to exchange electronic orders and results with physicians is vital for hospitals to remain competitive. Those that are successful are rewarded with far more business than their paper-based counterparts, which is something that Grand View Hospital can attest to. This 202-bed facility in Sellersville, Pennsylvania uses Forward Advantage’s Data Express solution for a real-time clinical orders and results exchange with physician EMRs. To date, Grand View is exchanging a combination of unidirectional results and bidirectional orders and results with 110 physicians across 19 offices. This represents approximately 50 percent of the hospital’s aligned physicians, a figure which is continually growing. An additional 11 offices are either in the test phase or pending implementation. Grand View has garnered this business by proactively marketing Data Express to local practices and credits the solution for improving workflow and for helping to meet Meaningful Use objectives. With physician relationships strengthened, the hospital has noticed a dramatic increase in the volume of orders received. This has translated into a solid return on investment.

Looking Forward to Communication Director 4: The Valley Hospital Grows with Forward Advantage

valley-hopsital-logoThe Valley Hospital is a 451-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A recipient of numerous clinical excellence and service awards, such as “Most Wired” for the past 10 years, the hospital has delivered quality care to more than 440,000 people in and around Bergen County for over 60 years. As the hospital has grown, so have the IT systems that help the hospital provide patient care and support services. This includes MEDITECH MAGIC, with plans to transition to the 6.x platform in the near future.