West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Implements The Site of Care Systems Application Suite for use in labor and delivery and nursery areas of medical center
San Francisco CA and Morgantown WV - September 24, 2001 — Site of Care Systems, the leading provider of integrated data management tools for improving quality in maternal and child healthcare, announced today that West Virginia University Health Sciences Center has installed The Perinatal Data Application Suite for its perinatal and neonatal information systems. The West Virginia University Health Sciences Center joins a list of leading care providers that have chosen Site of Care Systems to meet the many healthcare challenges in the perinatal and neonatal inpatient settings.
The Site of Care Systems Application Suite consists of four individual applications that automate data management in the perinatal, neonatal, antepartum testing and infant developmental follow up hospital settings. The applications are utilized by nurse practitioners and physicians to generate admission H & P’s, daily progress notes, discharge summaries, logbooks, and extensive automated reports and statistics. Clinical information entered into The Application Suite is stored in a large relational database, providing clinicians with ready access to daily documentation for comprehensive statistical analysis and outcome review. Data tracking reports required by state and federal agencies include Vermont Oxford Network measures, HEDIS, and JCAHO standards & reports.
According to Mark Polak, M.D., neonatologist with University Health Associates, "Having access to data is more important than ever in today’s healthcare environment. Site of Care’s Daily Baby Center application will allow us to aggregate our neonates’ data and allow us to make more informed decisions concerning clinical pathways as well as financial outcomes. In selecting Site of Care as our Neonatal Information System we can now monitor the quality of care, manage the clinical care, manage staffing and allocation of resources as well as benchmarking the data we collect." According to Site of Care CEO Gordon Romer, The Site of Care Application Suite provides an integrated solution for busy perinatal settings seeking to improve accuracy, save time, and enhance clinical quality. "With manual, handwritten systems, critical clinical information remains buried in the chart. The applications allow clinicians to enter data once, and then access the data to generate a wide variety of standard and specialized reports. It’s like using email – once you figure out how easy and useful it is, you can’t imagine what you ever did without it."
About University of West Virginia Health Sciences Center
As a large integrated health care treatment and educational complex in the state of West Virginia, The Health Sciences Center serves as a vital regional resource. Perinatal services performs over 1500 deliveries per year and serves as a regional referral center for high risk maternity patients. There is also a busy tertiary neonatal intensive care nursery that serves the community at large.
About Site of Care Systems
Site of Care Systems develops high tech clinical information systems, which brings patient information together across a continuum of care from the Mom’s pregnancy through the Infants’ developmental care. In today’s healthcare environment, care providers struggle with pressures to improve quality of care, control costs, improve the patient / provider relationship, and manage the increased regulatory demands of reporting requirements. In a hospital setting, data is the key to addressing these challenges. Site of Care Systems bridges this data together.
Site of Care offers online charting and data management solutions for the prenatal office, antepartum testing, labor and delivery unit, regular and intensive care nursery and developmental follow-up clinic. Site of Care’s products also automate the production of state birth certificates and medical documentation, such as admission history and physicals, ICN Daily Progress Notes, Transport Notes and Discharge Summaries.
Site of Care Systems’ products enable simplified compliance with regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals and Health Care Organizations; and with state, health plan, and employer coalitions’ demands for reliable data on rates of caesarian sections, complications, and mortality. Using these tools, healthcare providers can readily benchmark their clinical quality against that of leading institutions and can reduce clinical variation within their own institution. More information about Site of Care can be found on its website, www.siteofcare.com.
Contact: Mike Dale, Site of Care Systems, 415-359-2285