SSM Health Care – St. Louis has elected EDCO® Health Information Solutions‘ day forward medical record scanning services for use at seven area facilities, in conjunction with their electronic health record initiatives. This process will guarantee that all records are available electronically within 24 hours of discharge for downstream processes and patient care.
“After thorough research, we identified that the EDCO solution would enhance the medical record scanning process across our network,” said Hal Holder, vice president of finance for SSM Health Care – St. Louis. “It not only guarantees efficiency in the scanning process by leveraging technology, but it’s also cost-effective for our organization.”
A review of EDCO’s technology and quality control processes demonstrated how EDCO’s day forward scanning solution powered by Solarity® will help the group of facilities greatly reduce associated costs and result in a 24 hour turnaround time for all records post-discharge. Improved chart turnaround time in the scanning process will expedite the revenue cycle and provide access to the chart for faster patient care. The project began in May 2013.
About EDCO Health Information Solutions
Since 1961, EDCO Health Information Solutions has enabled healthcare facilities to maximize efficiencies, reduce cost, and streamline health information to improve patient care. Today, EDCO provides a combination of medical records scanning software, services, and process knowledge to optimize the health information management department. For more information visit www.edcohealthinfosolutions.com.
About SSM Health Care – St. Louis
SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ mission statement — “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God” — is embodied by 11,000 employees and 2,500 staff physicians. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the health care network offers comprehensive health care services, but specializes in heart, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatrics, weight-loss, sleep, imaging, behavioral health and fetal surgery. A winner of the Missouri Quality Award and multiple Best Places to Work awards, SSM Health Care – St. Louis includes seven hospitals ― Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, DePaul Health Center, St. Clare Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville, St. Joseph Hospital West and St. Mary’s Health Center ― St. Joseph Medical Park, plus a Managed Care Organization, and SSM Medical Group. Go to www.ssmhealth.com for more information.