Lee Medical’s FileMaker-Based, iPad-Enabled Electronic Medical Record EMR, VAST®, to Connect Live with Regional Medical Center’s EMR Platform
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week — FileMaker Developer Conference – Lee Medical (Franklin, Tenn.), one of the first Vascular Access teams to employ iPads running FileMaker Go 12 to collect important patient data across the continuum of care, announced it will integrate its VAST® solution with Regional Medical Center’s (Memphis, Tenn.) traditional electronic medical records platform (see alsoFileMaker).
Lee Medical will jointly integrate this effort with the organization’s COO/CIO, Robert Sumter, PhD, directing the initiative. Implementation will coincide with the facility’s system-wide adoption of the Computerized Physician Order Entry protocol, part of the government-mandated meaningful use initiative for electronic medical records. The implementation is slated for completion near end of year 2013.
“The seamless integration of VAST with the Regional Medical Center’s electronic records will greatly enhance data security and integrity while optimizing workflow efficiencies,” said Dr. Reginald Coopwood, president and CEO, Regional Medical Center. “Deployment of FileMaker Go and interfacing with our electronic health record platform is an important part of our strategy to build a robust and advancedtechnology enterprise that supports our goals to deliver quality healthcare services in an effective aThe synergies created by the integration between VAST and the EMR will be tremendously empowering to the Regional Medical Center, as well as other centers wishing to fuse vascular access information from across the continuum of care into their traditional EMR systems. Physicians and nurses will have access to live updates that reflect the most recent status of a patient’s vascular access. And changes in diagnosis and related therapies will empower Vascular Access Specialists to ensure that patients are getting the right device at the right time. Previously, vascular access management information for patients who moved between different providers was kept separately from overall EMRs, creating an information gap that sometimes limited access to accurate vascular access device information.