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A 300-Bed Hospital in South Texas Improves Efficiency with Epiphany

Posted by Allison Fawber on November 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

A 300-bed hospital in South Texas implemented Epiphany's Cardio Server five years ago. They are managing their ECG and Holter studies with Epiphany.

An administrator at the hospital shed some light on how Epiphany has improved her organization's workflow. Before implementing Epiphany, she recalled, "we were totally dependent on the Medical Records Department for copies of old EKGs. We averaged 800 EKGs monthly. Holter reports were also kept in Medical Records and hand-written interpretations were copied and kept in our department."

[After implementing Cardio Server], “we are now able to retrieve, view, or print any EKG or Holter study without having to depend on the Medical Records Department. We now average about 1,200 EKGs monthly," she added. “If I could tell other hospital organizations one thing about how Epiphany has helped us, it would be that having the capability of retrieving any EKG or Holter from Epiphany has been a great time saver and has made us much more efficient.”

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With Epiphany’s Cardio Server, users can access and edit diagnostic data from anywhere in the hospital, office, or home using a standard web browser. Cardio Server is such an intuitive application that physicians and other users can be trained on the system in 15 minutes.

Epiphany Healthcare is on mission to simplify diverse clinical workflow for healthcare organizations worldwide. With over 600 hospital customers in the US and abroad, Epiphany is committed to serving its customers' needs through product innovation and the delivery of exceptional service. Discover why Epiphany is preferred when managing multi-vendor, multi-modality diagnostic test data.

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Topics: Epiphany customers, ECG management, Improved Efficiency, EKG management

HSHS Chooses Epiphany for 13-Hospital Enterprise ECG Management System

Posted by Allison Fawber on April 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a multi-institutional health care systemHospital Sisters Health System that sponsors 13 hospitals in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin. When considering new technology for its 13 hospitals, HSHS has historically used a “best-of-breed” approach to select devices at each site.  In recent years, they are migrating to an integrated information system and enterprise solution for the 13 sites. Epiphany’s Cardio Server was chosen as the enterprise-wide ECG management system for HSHS. doc-csmobile

“Our IT solutions can be leveraged across multiple hospitals, allowing us to replicate and enterprise our solutions to a central management strategy,” states Kevin Groskreutz, Division CIO at Hospital Sisters Health System in Western Wisconsin. HSHS pulled together a cross-functional team of physicians and directors in the Cardiovascular line, looked at what devices the hospitals within HSHS were currently using, and chose Epiphany’s Cardio Server as an enterprise solution for ECG management.

“One of the major components for choosing Epiphany was the ability to manage a multiple modality integration into our enterprise solution. The transition to the Epiphany model was a fairly easy one. It really allows for much more integration than we had before with previous vendors who were much more proprietary in this aspect,” Kevin adds. “We have less IT architecture to maintain with Epiphany. We have the various EMRs from different sites integrated through one single solution. And on the clinical side, leveraging a consistent workflow is important. For example, if I am a provider at St. John’s and also practice at another hospital, I can walk in and my workflow is the same from one hospital to the next. It just gives a consistency of operations between our facilities.” 

“Our facilities also range drastically in size. St. John’s is a large teaching hospital and trauma center and then we have sites that are critical access hospitals. Levels of complexity and workflow are much different between different sized locations like that. Epiphany has been able to match workflow at a very complex teaching hospital and manage their needs, as well as make workflow as efficient at a small critical access hospital.”

When considering Epiphany’s Cardio Server in comparison to other solutions on the market, Kevin mentioned that HSHS considered Epiphany to be much more economical to own and operate. As an organization, they’ve gained a substantial ROI from migrating to Epiphany. Kevin concludes, “I have been very happy with the project management component while working on this migration. I’d give them an A+ in project management and implementation services.” 

About HSHS
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a health care system comprised of 13 hospitals and an integrated physician network serving communities throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. HSHS’ vision is to bring together elements of today’s fragmented health care delivery system, provide superior value to patients and promote efficiency. The HSHS Care Integration initiative is the blueprint for achieving that vision and as part of that initiative, Hospital Sisters Health System is building partnerships with a variety of providers with a strategy to unify key components of health care delivery in our Illinois and Wisconsin communities—using technology and relationships to link patients, providers and care facilities. Visit https://www.hshs.org or call (217) 523-4747 for more information.

About Epiphany Healthcare
Founded in 2004, Epiphany’s mission is “to simplify the collection and management of diagnostic test results”. With over 900 hospital customers in the US and abroad, Epiphany is committed to serving its customers’ needs through product innovation and the delivery of exceptional service with an unwavering dedication to driving open systems. Discover why Epiphany is preferred when managing multi-vendor, multi-modality diagnostic test results. 

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Topics: Epiphany Cardio, enterprise medical systems, multiple enterprise software, multiple hospitals, ECG Data Management, workflow for physicians, Epiphany customers, ECG management

What Doctors Say About Epiphany’s Cardio Server

Posted by Holly Allen on January 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I joined Epiphany Cardio as a Clinical Training Specialist (“CTS”) in 2012. One of the best parts of my job is watching the positive reaction to our product from physicians in many different specialties. Recent training sessions occurred at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, IL (a 46 bed, critical access hospital) and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, ME (a 48 bed, acute care hospital).

At Salem Township Hospital, Gautam Jha, MD (Internist) stated “it is fast.” Within two clicks, Cardio Server is opened and asking for your login information. Although Dr. Jha stated his reluctance to learn yet another program to access patient information, just moments into his one-on-one training with an Epiphany CTS, he arose from his chair with a smile, shook hands with the trainer, and said “This is very acceptable.”

Robert Beekman, MD (Pediatric Medicine) from Maine Coast Memorial Hospital took out his pen and paper to manually calculate the QTc interval of the ECG he was reading. He was pleasantly surprised when his manual calculation matched the calculation provided by the caliper tool within Cardio Server. This meant he would no longer have to carry around his caliper tool in his lab coat pocket. Dr. Beekman was also pleased to create a list of favorite statements that he can quickly click on to build his interpretation for each study, minimizing the amount of time he has to spend typing.

Kathryn Resenbrink, MD (Internal Medicine) at Maine Coast exuded the same excitement after spending time clicking through Cardio Server. As she finished, she threw her hands up in celebration as she would no longer have to read ECGs on paper! JosephEpiphany's Cardio Server is Intuitive Nabonzy, MD (Family Practice) at Maine Coast walked away with a smile, stating “I think I can do it!” Daniel Reinke, MD (Emergency Medicine) at Maine Coast said, “I have a good feeling about this.” Their collective enthusiasm was evident on the day Cardio Server went live. The Director of CardioPulmonary, Tina Reiff, also witnessed the users’ excitement by watching them clear out the inbox the first day Cardio Server went live.

These are just a few of the positive responses we receive from our end users. The speed and ease of Cardio Server assists physicians with patient care in hospitals around the world.

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Topics: Cardio Server, Epiphany customers, Cardio Server testimonials, caliper tool

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