Industry Reacts in Praise to Single Database Cardiology Solution

2012-11-06
 

 Medical Future The groundbreaking enhancements that led to the creation of McKesson Cardiology EP met with praise from cardiologists and physician members of Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) alike. (Source: VirtualStrategy)

“The McKesson Cardiology EP is a one-of-a-kind, complete, patient-centric solution,” said Andrea Russo, M.D., director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services, Cooper University Hospital and professor, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.

“Generally, cardiology department electrophysiology documentation is spread across at least four databases, as well as paper records. This solution integrates all essential cardiovascular information, which will ultimately lead to increased lab efficiency, improved data accuracy and improved efficiencies for cardiology staff,” she said.

HRS Calls for New HIT Industry Standard

In addition, McKesson teams worked closely with HRS members who praised the new cardiology solution’s release, calling for its design to become an industry standard. This is high praise indeed as the HRS’ mission is to improve patient care through the advancement of healthcare policies and standards.

Up until now, hospitals had been using various cardiology solutions with acceptable functionality but poor usability with data being entered in multiple places and not accounting for real-world workflows.

“By harmonizing all data fields, McKesson Cardiology 13.0 simplifies the data entry, including physician reporting and ICD registry workflow. This is why the HRS is now working with other professional societies to use this solution as the foundation of new healthcare IT standards,” said Michael Mirro, M.D., a member of the HRS and the American College of Cardiology. “In doing so, the solution helps to save staff time and reduce operational costs,” he added.

Meeting the Needs of the Cardiology Community

Ultimately, patients will benefit from ongoing collaboration between healthcare IT and physician leaders. Creating cutting-edge healthcare technology has been ongoing mission for HIT solution providers. As healthcare reform continues to play out, solutions that meet the needs of the cardiology community will continue to evolve.

“The new release supports McKesson’s Better Health 2020 initiative through the availability of more accurate, timely clinical data, which leads to faster decision making and improved staff efficiencies, all at a competitive cost of ownership,” said Kevan Torgerson, president, Enterprise Medical Imaging, McKesson Provider Technologies.

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