T-System Previews New Technology and Innovative Solutions for ACOs, ICD-10 and Meaningful Use at HIMSS12 – #HIMSS12

HIMSS conference attendees can try T-System’s easy-to-use solutions themselves at the hands-on demos at Booth #4012. Additionally, as part of its commitment to promote improved information exchange for more effective patient care, T-System will participate in the Interoperability Showcase™ at Booth #11000.

New interoperable solutions and capabilities demonstrate how T-System is redefining emergency care through technology

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 15, 2012 – Despite increases in uninsured ED patient volumes and healthcare reform challenges, T-System, Inc.‘s hospital clients are improving clinical outcomes, patient throughput, and revenue by the millions while simultaneously meeting Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria and preparing for ICD-10. T-System will demonstrate the interoperable technology driving these remarkable emergency medicine success stories and also unveil new high-tech capabilities at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Conference on Feb. 20-24 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

“It’s critical for hospital leaders to select vendors that can solve pressing short-term problems, but those vendors should also maintain a broader, long-term perspective and an investment in the future of healthcare delivery,” said T-System CEO Sunny Sanyal. “T-System’s focus at HIMSS is on how the ED can be leveraged to improve the entire care management process so the whole health system can feel the benefit.”

HIMSS conference attendees can try T-System’s easy-to-use solutions themselves at the hands-on demos at Booth #4012. Additionally, as part of its commitment to promote improved information exchange for more effective patient care, T-System will participate in the Interoperability Showcase™ at Booth #11000. Among the must-see solutions and events from T-System:

T-System Virtual ED (Booth #4012) and Interoperability Showcase™ (Booth #11000 in Hall G):

  • T-System will present a new solution focused on improving patient care continuity and supporting the ACO model of healthcare delivery. In this exhibit, attendees will see how an integrated web-based referral management tool will help reduce readmissions, strengthen hospital-physician alignment and connect the care team to a patient’s information. Attendees will also learn how the solution gives facilities an edge in recruiting, retaining and winning the loyalty of referring physicians.
  • Further supporting care continuity, T-System will be among the first-ever vendors to demonstrate how an ED might contribute information that would enable a smoother patient hand-off process. At the Interoperability Showcase™, The T SystemEV® will interoperate with an outpatient and inpatient EHR and health information exchange, starting with properly identifying the patient, retrieving a referral document, and creating a summary of the ED visit to be consumed by physicians outside of the ED. The demonstration of this new standard will help further the mission of IHE in promoting interoperability across healthcare.
  • More closely connecting patients to the healthcare experience, T-System will preview iTriage connectivity through mobile health solutions. The iTriage smartphone and Web application display hospital information such as services and ED wait times. Patients can also check in before arriving in the ED, giving hospitals the opportunity to triage patients based on their symptoms and greet them upon arrival. As a result, the hospital and patients increase engagement with each other, thereby improving the overall patient experience.
  • T-System employees will be accessing applications using a “tap-in to sign on” badge system through eXactACCESS by HealthCast, Inc. eXactACCESS is a comprehensive single sign-on solution that provides a fast and secure way for clinicians to access the ED electronic health record (EHR), especially when changing workstations. At the same time, it reinforces HIPAA-compliant behaviors.

Meaningful Use Senior Education Session (11 a.m. PST, Tuesday, Feb. 21, Marcello 4506):

T SystemEV’s capabilities to support the phased rollout of the HITECH Act compliance efforts will be highlighted in the education session, “Emergency Medicine EHR Helps Drive Enterprise Meaningful Use Readiness.” So far, 42 hospitals have attested to Stage 1 using T SystemEV. Roger Neal, vice president and chief information officer, Duncan Regional Hospital, and Barbara DiMercurio, R.N., MBA, director, Emergency Services, University of Louisville Hospital, co-present their distinct strategies leveraging The T SystemEV ® certified ED information system to attest for enterprise-wide Meaningful Use and to facilitate data integration.

HIStalk HIMSS Conference Booth Crawl: T-System will be giving away an iPad2 as part of its sponsorship in the first HIStalk HIMSS booth crawl. The booth crawl entails contestants visiting booths or web sites to obtain answers to secret questions akin to a scavenger hunt.

“We will continue our focus to help emergency departments collaborate, share and work even more seamlessly and connected as evidenced of our busy year unveiling new technology solutions,” said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, T-System vice president and chief medical informatics officer. “We’re proud to be the industry’s preferred ED technology provider, empowering our clients to be successful in qualifying for Meaningful Use incentives, meeting regulatory requirements, and advancing clinical, operational and financial performance.”

About T-System

T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent of the nation’s emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System’s gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit www.tsystem.com. Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.