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Lenox Hill Hospital's Paramedics Go Paperless 1st Hospital in New York To Use Electronic Patient Care Reporting in the Field

June 1, 2005

Lenox Hill Hospital's Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are now using an electronic patient care reporting system. Using powerful mobile data collection software with a rugged, touch-screen mobile PC, the system enables EMS providers to electronically capture patient information at the scene of an emergency.

This new documentation system has the potential to enhance clinical patient care quality and operational performance as a result of more accurate, complete and rapid patient data collection and management.

"Managing patient data in emergency care is a significant challenge today, as less than 20 percent of EMS agencies nationwide are collecting electronic data at the patient's side. Electronic documentation can help EMS field providers improve the accuracy of data collection and improve overall EMS system performance and ultimately benefit the patients we serve," said Noah Reiter, Director of EMS, Security, & Emergency Preparedness.

The electronic EMS documentation system rapidly captures patient care data - such as event location and time, patient status, health condition and treatment provided - using mobile touch-screen technology and is designed to make data entry easy for field providers. Its data analysis and management capabilities will translate into simplified government reporting processes, improved bill acceptance rates and enhanced revenue collection.

"The system allows for faster, easier collection and analysis of data and helps us provide better service to our patients," added Reiter.

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