US-based Medsphere Systems has partnered with Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for new Discharge Summary (DSum) module, part of Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR), developed specifically for behavioural health hospitals.
Based on documentation technology with desktop and mobile applications, DSum automates the summary creation process and provides clinicians control over final discharge summary.
Silver Hill Hospital president Dr Sigurd Ackerman said: "This new DSum functionality reflects in detail the quality care Silver Hill provides and it quickly brings external physicians up to speed on patients treated here."
DSum is said to decrease the time required to create the document by automatically extracting patient history and diagnostic information from early hospitalisation, as well as laboratory data and discharge medications from later in the treatment process.
The new module will help the hospital have a uniform document, providing physicians patient status for subsequent treatment.
According to Medsphere, OpenVista can readily achieve full interoperability with any system and application, when integrated with the firm’s suite of pre-built interfaces and an open access platform.
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Medsphere Systems president Irv Lichtenwald said: "This and previous collaborative projects are representative of the relationship between Medsphere and Silver Hill, and of how we believe health IT should move forward.
Both organisations collaborated on a Multi-disciplinary Treatment Plan (MDTP) module, which coordinates mental health care across members of the care team and supports patient progress management.