Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, a private, 674-bed hospital with eight ambulatory clinics located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has selected Cerner Millennium health care information technology (HIT) solutions for automating information across the care continuum.
The hospital aims to improve care for all patients with this new HIT solution, in addition to streamlining its operations.
The hospital will be the first in Brazil to implement Cerner Millennium HIT solutions.
The first phase of the project will include: translation of Millennium into Portuguese, orders, documentation, electronic medical record (EMR), pharmacy, patient management, billing, ER, ICU, oncology, cardiology, laboratory, surgery, ambulatory process, medication administration, women’s health and various performance improvement and quality outcomes solutions across the main acute care facility and clinics.
The project demonstrates the abililty of the Cerner Millennium architecture to adapt to different language and workflow requirements in countries around the world.
With the implementation at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Cerner will have clients in 24 countries. Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein will be the first client to leverage Cerner Millennium in Portuguese.
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein president Dr Claudio Lottenberg said that the hospital is extremely progressive in terms of quality and technology, and it looks for the same characteristics in its suppliers and partners.
"Our clinical activity is centred on the patient. By introducing Cerner’s integrated technology, we will be able to deliver efficient care and increase patient safety," Dr Lottenberg added.
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is reportedly the first Latin American hospital to receive international accreditation from the Joint Commission International.
Cerner co-founder, chairman and CEO Neal Patterson said the company is excited to announce its entry into the Brazilian health IT market with Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein.
"For more than three decades, Cerner has been addressing important challenges in health care with technology, knowledge and content, working with clients in 24 countries to improve efficiency, reduce costs and elevate the standard of care," Patterson added.
Image: Hospital Albert Einstein in São Paulo City. Photo courtesy of Lukaaz – Marcelo.