Saint Joseph’s Medical Center has announced the extension of Oracle Health’s electronic health record (EHR) and RevElate Patient Accounting solution across its entire health system in New York, US.
The move comes as part of the company’s efforts to consolidate various disconnected systems into a single portal to offer access to health records for patients, hospitals and care facilities.
Standardisation will allow Saint Joseph’s clinicians and staff to provide informed care decisions and reduce repetitive and cumbersome front and back-office processes, the press statement said.
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center president and CEO Michael Spicer said: “Standardising on Cerner Millennium EHR and RevElate allows us to consolidate disparate systems and processes, giving our clinicians, staff and patients access to the right data at the right time to make better decisions”.
Adoption of the RevElate Patient Accounting solution will automate the company’s entire billing process to create a unified view of the clinical and financial information.
In addition, the proposed decision will help improve coordination among care teams and strengthen patient care across the system.
Oracle Health executive vice-president and general manager Travis Dalton said: “Reducing cost and complexity while helping to improve care at health systems like Saint Joseph’s Medical Center is at the core of Oracle’s healthcare mission.
“Together with our customers and industry partners, we can accelerate innovation across the industry to create a more connected, better informed and easier to navigate healthcare system that identifies social determinants of health and improves care equity and outcomes.”
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center is a health system comprising 332 beds and 12 clinics spread across Westchester County, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.