|[September 27, 2012]
Healthland to Release New Ambulatory Care Solution Designed for Rural Clinicians
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology
solutions for rural hospitals, today announced it will launch Centriq
Clinic, an ambulatory solution designed to improve patient care by
enabling complete and instant access to patient information across both
the hospital and clinic. Designed with input from rural healthcare
providers, Centriq Clinic streamlines data access and provides a full
view of patient information, helping improve provider productivity and
patient safety. Horn Memorial Hospital in Iowa and Faulkton County
Memorial Hospital in South Dakota are currently working with Healthland
as Beta clients.
"We were thrilled to work with Healthland on the development of this
ambulatory solution," said Michelle Weber, Horn Physicians Clinic,
Clinic Director. "By working side by side with rural clinicians,
Healthland has created a product that addresses our specific needs.
Centriq Clinic provides numerous patient care tools and features that
will benefit our entire community. Our staff is extremely excited to
implement the new solution."
Community wellness has become a key initiative at the government level.
The United States' aging population and economic challenges are driving
changes in healthcare needs, particularly in the area of chronic
illness. According to a recent article from Government Health IT,
chronic diseases are responsible for 75 percent of healthcare costs in
the United States. For rural areas with limited resources and a high
population of aging residents, it is imperative to have the technology
available to combat chronic illness, lower healthcare costs, and improve
the health and vitality of its community.
"Quality healthcare is essential to community wellness," said Michael
Karaman, Healthland senior vice president for product. "That is what the
launch of CentriqClinic is all about - improving patient care across
all settings. We've done this by working closely with rural clinicians
to determine what is most important to them, such as: quick and easy
access to patient data; preventative care tools that allow providers to
be proactive; and increased productivity to provide more time for
patients with less time on paperwork. We are committed to rural
healthcare and Centriq Clinic is just another example of what Healthland
is doing to improve patient care in these communities."
Healthland Centriq solutions - Clinic, Hospital, Emergency Department,
Home Health and Long Term Care - are all built on the same database. The
single user interface means data is only entered once, but is accessible
from all care delivery settings. This supports consistency across
facilities and improves both usability and provider adoption -
especially important in a rural environment where the majority of
providers work in both the local hospital and clinic. The new solution
also includes an optimized provider work center which allows providers
to better manage patient care, quickly and easily. A recent survey by
Sage Healthcare states that 77 percent of providers consider "ease of
use and quickness" as top EHR characteristics. Healthland has focused on
both during the design of Centriq Clinic and recently held a usability
testing event for the new solution. Physicians and nurses from several
rural clinics tested Centriq Clinic and provided feedback on the
solution's usability. Healthland will use this information as they
continue to make adjustments in product design in preparation for the
product launch in Q4 2012.
Key features and benefits for Centriq Clinic include:
Applications built in partnership with practicing rural clinicians to
align with rural clinic workflows
Ease of use and intuitive design to enhance productivity
Minimal training requirements to reduce providers' time away from
Community wellness tools such as:
Health Maintenance to assist clinics in delivery of preventative
care to their community
Medical Necessity Checking to help providers give guidance to
patients on insurance coverage
Centriq Clinic enables rural clinics to deliver safe, quality healthcare
while improving the patient experience. Healthland plans to release
Centriq Clinic in Q4 2012.
Healthland is America's largest provider of fully integrated solutions
to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500
clients across the country.�Software and services from Healthland,
including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community
hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central
repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a
hospital, clinic or extended care facility.
With more than 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market,
Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural
hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best - care for
family, friends and neighbors. The organization currently has offices in
its founding city of Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, as well as its
headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. More information is available at: http://www.healthland.com.
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