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Identifying the variation in process and practice across units and disciplines up front was key to our success. Through this analysis, we realized software ﬂexibility was required to design a system that met our documentation needs.
Systems, Patient Services
A case study from Siemens: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital MedicalCenter (CCHMC)
— Terri A. Price, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical
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At Siemens, we see a way to deliver outcomes that result from truly efficient workﬂow. Outcomes that improve your bottom line. Outcomes thatlead to a level of care that feels exceptional to the patient and the care provider. It’s what we’re doing, right now, across the entire healthcare continuum. This case study is just one example of the value of integrating medical technology, IT, management consulting, and services — in a way that only Siemens can.
CCHMC wins 2003 Davies Award with use of Siemens Solutions
We werecommitted to our vision of blending information technology with process improvement to help achieve our goal of providing the highest quality healthcare.
— Brian R. Jacobs, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and project director for the Integrating Clinical Information System (ICIS) Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Situation Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)is a 373-bed tertiary care pediatric hospital providing state-of-the-art care to children from throughout the U.S. and the world. As the children’s hospital with the third largest funding from the National Institutes of Health, CCHMC is the only pediatric center to receive the Pursuing Perfection Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2001, and its research foundation is one of onlyeight in the nation focusing on pediatric care. Among pediatric institutions nationwide, CCHMC ranks among the top ﬁve nationally in surgical procedures and outpatient visits. In FY 2002, CCHMC serviced more than 711,290 patient encounters. Staff includes 1,045 physicians and 1,750 nurses and allied health professionals. As part of its vision to be the leader in improving child health, CCHMC...