In early 2011, Caldwell Memorial Hospital (CMH) made the decision to leverage its emergency department (ED) to meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements. CMH leadership evaluated several best-of-breed ED information systems and ultimately selected The T SystemEV®.
“T SystemEV was the best ‘plug and play’ option for our hospital,” said CMH Clinical Systems Analyst Jean Hoyle, BSN, R.N. “It didn’t require a lot of content build or customization, and it is a very nice, user-friendly EDIS certified for Stage 1.”
CMH went live with T SystemEV in August 2011 and began the attestation period on Jan. 1, 2012. The hospital successfully attested to Stage 1 in April 2012 and even exceeded some of the Stage 1 threshold requirements in the ED alone. Hoyle said more than 90 percent of medication orders were entered with T SystemEV CPOE.
“T-System did an excellent job preparing our facility for implementation to meet Meaningful Use,” said Hoyle. “The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and worked really well at keeping everyone on task. We plan to use T SystemEV again to assist in meeting Stage 2 requirements.”
About Caldwell Memorial Hospital
Since opening in 1951, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, a licensed 110-bed rural hospital, has continued to grow and change in order to better meet the needs of its community. Among the hospital’s services and divisions are Caldwell Memorial Spine Center; carotid artery stenting; cardiovascular and endovascular care; a fully-staffed 24-hour Emergency Department; Foothills Dialysis Access Center; Foothills Vascular Center; McCreary Cancer Center; The Pain Management Center; The Quest4Life Wellness Center; Robbins Cardiology; and Robbins Pulmonology. The mission of Caldwell Memorial Hospital is to “provide safe, effective, compassionate care and to promote healthy lifestyles to our community”.