Prevost Memorial Hospital Selects CMR Version 3.3 as its Emergency Department Information System

Allison B. Hudson

EDIS enables Louisiana-based hospital to improve patient care, workflow and meet stage 1 meaningful use requirements

CMR, a market- leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), announced that Prevost Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, has selected the CMR EDIS Version 3.3 for its emergency department. This represents the organization’s first step in an initiative to move the entire facility from paper to electronic records.

“As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients, the CMR system will enable us to not only improve our record keeping, but greatly advance our efforts to meet Stage 1 meaningful use,” said Vince Cataldo, administrator at Prevost Memorial Hospital. “CMR offers our ED staff user-friendly and flexible systems that will help increase the department’s efficiency, as well as enhance patient safety and productivity.”

CMR EDIS Version 3.3 is 2011/2012 compliant and certified as an EHR Module by the Drummond Group Inc., an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 “meaningful use” measures that enable eligible providers and hospitals to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA). This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

The intuitive functionality of CMR enables ED clinicians to instantly access medical information and effectively document clinical activities for improved workflow, patient care and safety. Web-based to ease demands on IT departments, CMR integrates seamlessly with both administrative and clinical enterprise systems for enhanced care coordination, reporting and analytics.

“We are delighted to provide our product and services to Prevost Memorial Hospital,” says Cris Mandry, MD, chief executive officer of CMR. “Prevost has worked diligently to move into the electronic era and its leadership understands the major impact our EDIS software has on future success, especially when working to meet meaningful use requirements.  The leadership team deserves applause for its accomplishments in providing the best in patient care and safety.”

About CMR

CMR is the market-leading EDIS, featuring intuitive functionality that enables ED professionals to instantly access medical information and efficiently document clinical activities for improved patient care, flow and safety. Web-based to ease demands on IT departments, the CMR information system integrates seamlessly with both administrative and clinical systems in the hospital for enhanced care coordination, reporting and analytics. Developed in 1992 by Cris Mandry, MD, founding program director of the Louisiana State University Emergency Medicine Residency, CMR was designed to meet the needs of all healthcare professionals directly involved with the care of patients: ED physicians, nurses, ancillary care and administrative staff. Its ease of use enhances department workflow; improves clinicians’ access to critical information; increases patient throughput; boosts eligibility for stimulus and reimbursement dollars; and reduces opportunities for medical errors. To learn more about CMR, please visit www.cmredis.com.