Shareable Ink announces a major roll-out expansion with the largest anesthesia group in the country, Sheridan Healthcare. Their +1,200 providers will use Shareable Ink as a standardized documentation and charge capture tool in over 100 hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers across the country.
Combined with their other anesthesia customers, Shareable Ink has won more market share than the top three anesthesia information management system (AIMS) vendors combined! They accomplished this within two years after market introduction – in an industry filled with long-standing incumbents.
Initial Implementations Demonstrate Success in Converting Paper Documentation to Structured Data
Nashville, TN and Sunrise, FL (October 19, 2011) — Shareable Ink®, a leading provider of software which transforms paper documentation to structured data, and Sheridan Healthcare*, the nation’s largest provider of anesthesia services and a leader in delivering multispecialty hospital-based physician services to hospitals and outpatient centers across the U.S., today announced the successful deployment of Sheridan’s CAREWritEHR, an anesthesia electronic medical record solution, powered by Shareable Ink. After successful deployments of the solution at four acute care hospitals, Sheridan is already benefiting from standardized data capture, aggregation, and analysis across diverse care settings. Sheridan is proceeding with a multi-phased rollout plan to bring CAREWritEHR to its clinical sites across the country.
With an increasingly competitive environment for hospital-based physician services, provider groups must demonstrate cost-effective, high-quality care to win and retain hospital contracts. With CAREWritEHR, Sheridan Healthcare is now a leader in providing automated, objective, and timely data on the quality of its services to its hospital partners. Sheridan can now capture data more efficiently to share with their hospital and surgery center clients – enhancing their ability to report on quality management initiatives, facility billing, and OR efficiency tracking.
Shareable Ink represents a natural approach to electronic health records that captures discrete and actionable data with minimal change in workflow for providers. CAREWritEHR, powered by Shareable Ink, enables anesthesia providers to document in their customary fashion, using a specialized ballpoint pen with an optical recorder, with minimal impact on productivity. Business rules embedded into their familiar forms deliver feedback to the providers and help to ensure that records are complete and compliant. The data is made available to other stakeholders in the patient’s care and to offsite billing departments as soon as the case is completed.
“Shareable Ink has provided us with valuable technology to create a clinical documentation solution that meets the needs of our providers, our management, and our hospital partners alike,” said Andrew J. Greenfield, M.D., Vice President of Sheridan Healthcare’s Anesthesia Division. “CAREWritEHR gives us the ability to collect data uniformly, despite the multiple different IT environments we encounter in the clinical sites that we serve.”
Sheridan and its hospital partners can now easily identify opportunities for improvement in provider performance and efficiency through analysis of statistical case data. Electronic data automatically produced from the paper record is also used to enhance Sheridan’s revenue cycle management while providing valuable information to key hospital stakeholders.
“Sheridan Healthcare is a world-class healthcare organization with a 58-year track record of leadership and innovation,” said Stephen S. Hau, President and CEO of Shareable Ink. “We are thrilled by the organization’s success and expansive vision for CAREWritEHR, powered by Shareable Ink. The data produced from CAREWritEHR populates insightful analytical reports and other systems across the continuum of care, thus enabling Sheridan to remain at the forefront of the industry and shape standards of quality care.”
About Shareable Ink
Shareable Ink helps healthcare organizations of all sizes transition to electronic health records without disruption to workflow or burdensome IT projects. Its cloud-based software platform incorporates natural input tools, including iPads and digital pen and paper technology featuring Anoto functionality. The resulting structured and clinically-encoded output populates the EHR with discrete data, as if typed in directly. Built‐in analytics give hospitals and practices insight into their operations — from a clinical, quality and efficiency standpoint — all previously inaccessible from traditional paper records. For additional information, visit www.shareableink.com.
About Sheridan Healthcare
Sheridan Healthcare is a leader in providing hospitals and outpatient centers clinical solutions. Sheridan Healthcare has more than 58 years of experience providing hospitals and outpatient centers with customized clinical solutions. Physician led and managed, Sheridan provides a full line of hospital-based solutions, including, Anesthesiology, Neonatology, Pediatric Hospitalists, Radiology and Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Sheridan Healthcare’s anesthesia division has provided Anesthesia services for 58 years and currently services hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers with more than 1,200 anesthesia providers. To learn more about Sheridan Healthcare, please go to www.shcr.com.