Burke Rehabilitation Hospital – First Post Acute Care Hospital to Receive Certification of EMR Adoption

MediServe is pleased to announce this recent achievement from one of our most valued clients. Recently, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Analytics (HIMSS) awarded Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Stage 6 Certification for its electronic medical record adoption model (EMR).

Chandler, AZ – February 15, 2011 – Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Analytics (HIMSS) awarded The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Stage 6 certification for its electronic medical record adoption model (EMR). HIMSS Analytics scores hospitals on their progress in completing the eight stages toward creating an electronic medical record. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is the first post acute care hospital in the nation to achieve Stage 6 certification.

Burke uses MediServe’s inpatient rehabilitation solution, MediLinks™, as its primary documentation system. The solution has proven to be a valuable resource for managing the workflow associated with rehabilitative care. According to Burke’s Chief Information Systems Officer Ken Kupetsky, “The ability to aggregate data to be used for improving patient care and outcomes is paramount for us at Burke. The MediServe solution was definitely instrumental in helping us achieve Stage 6 certification.”

Burke converted to a complete paperless patient record system in 2007. “We are extremely proud of Burke’s Stage 6 achievement. The hospital’s ongoing dedication and commitment towards managing and improving patient care is clearly represented in this achievement,” said Michael Stevenson, P.T., director of product management, MediServe.

HIMSS Analytics describes Stage 6 hospitals as those that “have made significant executive commitments and investments to reach this stage, and recognize the strategic value of improving patient care with the EMR.” The society collects and analyzes healthcare data related to information technology processes and environments.
About MediServe

MediServe delivers software solutions designed to manage the unique workflows associated with providing rehabilitation and respiratory care.MediServe works with clients to bring quality and performance improvement, while actively addressing regulatory compliance and revenue cycle improvement. Founded in 1985, MediServe is a privately held company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. For more information, please visit our web site at www.mediserve.com. MediLinks is a registered trademark of MediServe Information Systems, Inc.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is located in White Plains, N.Y. The only hospital in Westchester County dedicated to physical rehabilitation. Burke specializes in recovery from physical disabilities due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, neurological disorders, cardiac disease, chronic pulmonary disease, arthritis, orthopedics and amputation.