Facility Transformation Supported by Go-Lives

Divurgent team members provided support to a community based healthcare network provider, in completing a Cerner Clinical & Revenue Cycle system re-implementation and the replacement of their General Financials and Supply Chain with McKesson applications all within a fifteen month time period. As the largest health care provider in the nine-parish area of southern Louisiana, they implemented Cerner and McKesson applications and associated re-defined workflows in five distinctly different environments:

  • a 353 bed acute care facility, previously on an early version of Cerner and Oracle
  • a free standing surgical hospital, previously utilizing paper for clinical documentation
  • a 25 bed Critical Access facility, previously on paper
  • two affiliated urgent care clinics, previously on paper

Key functionalities and enhancements in technology included:

  • EMR utilization in five facilities, four previously on paper
  • full CPOE in all implemented locations
  • full Barcode Meds Administration
  • Cerner Surginet implementation in all surgical procedure areas i.e. Operating Room, Cath Lab, Endo
  • Enhanced device integration
  • Voice recognition

In addition to the clinical objectives the organization completed financial system upgrades and or enhancements achieving:

  • Conversion to MedAssets for claims editing, clearing house and processing
  • Transition to and compliance to 5010
  • Electronic patient address validation
  • Enhanced EDI transaction set processing including automated ordering of materials and Accounts Payable invoicing
  • Supply chain automation using handheld devices

With the above initiatives and a planned system upgrade for 2013, the community based healthcare network is well on its way to meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 and establishing a road map to meet ICD-10 compliancy.

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