Eastern Health Takes on Massive Single Sign-On Initiative with Forward Advantage
Who is Eastern Health?
Eastern Health is the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador and is the tertiary teaching health system for its province. It operates out of 78 sites extending west from St. John’s to Port Blandford, and it includes all communities on the Avalon, Burin, and Bonavista Peninsulas. With an annual budget of approximately 1.4 billion, Eastern Health employs more than 750 physicians and 13,000 employees. It also utilizes more than 200 different IT systems, including: MEDITECH MAGIC, General Electric’s PACS, T-DOC, Lincor, and Optum Clinical Solution’s OR Manager. Clinicians and staff use these and other applications across 6,500 desktop access devices, 700 mobile access devices, and 1,400 multi-function print devices.
Find-It Brings Optical Character Recognition to MEDITECH’s SCA at Yampa Valley Medical Center
Located in a popular ski town in Northwest Colorado, Yampa Valley Medical Center relies on the MEDITECH Client/Server HCIS to provide quality care to the area’s residents and visitors. When evaluating scanning and archiving (SCA) solutions several years ago, its management identified an additional need for optical character recognition (OCR) to allow for full-text searching of scanned documents. This was a key function behind the medical center’s purchase of CareTech’s iDoc; however, it lacked true integration with MEDITECH and some of their desired search functionality. Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) decided to transition to MEDITECH’s SCA after learning about Forward Advantage’s Find-It, an OCR solution designed in collaboration with MEDITECH.
Smaller Hospital Competes with Major Laboratory
For 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.