Humber River selects Medisolv for
TORONTO – Humber River Regional
Hospital announced that it has selected Medisolv Inc. to automate
business intelligence and decision support at the 557-bed regional,
acute-care Toronto hospital.
Humber River Regional Hospital’s implementation of Medisolv’s business
intelligence system was formally kicked off in mid-August 2009. System
implementation is expected to be complete by mid November 2009,
approximately three months after the initial implementation meeting.
Peter Wegener, Vice President Finance and Information Technology at
Humber River Regional Hospital was asked why they chose the Medisolv
solution. “We chose Medisolv over other Business Intelligence/Decision
Support Platforms because Medisolv offers the most comprehensive
solution and the highest ROI for our hospital. Their close relationship
with MEDITECH means Humber River Regional staff will benefit from
automated data extraction, transfer and load processes, decreasing
workload for our staff and resulting in business intelligence across all
hospital operations with near real time data.”
The Medisolv system is an enterprise-wide business intelligence/decision
support system that spans all areas of hospital operations. The system
monitors clinical performance, administrative performance and financial
performance across all departments.
In the clinical realm, Medisolv’s system will help Humber River Regional
Hospital review utilization, quality, patient safety and clinical
throughput in all clinical services. Under administrative performance,
the system automates the monitoring of staffing and productivity.
Financial performance is monitored by comparing actual expenditures
against budget targets in all hospital departments and cost centres.
“Our ability to customize the system according to our future needs was a
very important aspect of our decision making at Humber River Regional,
because health care priorities are always changing,” Wegener said. “As
with anything we do, our ultimate goal is to enhance patient care.
Enabling our staff and physicians to access critical decision-making
tools, based on more timely data, will allow for faster systems
improvement across the care continuum.”
According to the company, Medisolv’s system will help Humber River
Regional Hospital automate 80 to 90 percent of their performance
monitoring needs and achieve near “real time” business intelligence.
Currently many staff at the hospital are involved in gathering
historical data to monitor performance, which is usually one to two
months out of date. With Medisolv’s system, data is automatically
extracted, transferred and loaded from the hospital health information
system into Medisolv’s business intelligence system on a daily basis.
Performance Data is then presented daily, in a context that alerts
managers to the need for action. The system provides drill down
capabilities to help managers determine the best corrective action.
Medisolv’s system will help Humber River Regional Hospital achieve
timely business intelligence with a minimum number of internal
resources. This is extremely important because healthcare in Ontario has
never been busier, with significant demands for information to support
internal decision making and regional information sharing – such as
reporting wait time data to the LHINS. Humber River Regional Hospital
recognized that it needed to automate to better manage information
needs. The new solutions was chosen to help automate and respond to
internal and external information requirements.
Humber River Regional Hospital
Humber River Regional Hospital is a fully accredited, 557-bed regional
acute care hospital located in the north-central part of Toronto. Humber
River Regional Hospital provides quality patient care to a diverse urban
community within a primary care centre and acute care hospital setting.
The Emergency Department staff treated over 91,000 patients last year
and Humber’s ambulatory staff cared for more than 201,000 outpatients.
Last year Humber River Regional Hospital cared for and discharged 31,607
inpatients. The organization will move to a new digital hospital in late
fall of 2014.
Medisolv, Inc provides enterprise wide business intelligence, management
decision support and quality reporting software solutions to hospitals
in the United States and Canada. Medisolv’s software applications are
deployed within a hospital’s Healthcare Information System (HIS) and
integrate directly with existing data repository technology and data
extraction systems. The company’s software applications convert large
volumes of existing hospital financial, clinical and operational data
into actionable information which is used by hospital managers in
real-time to more efficiently analyze and manage their hospital’s
performance. Medisolv’s software products reduce the effort and time to
produce, manage and distribute clinical, operational and financial
reports, which are currently gathered manually. Medisolv is a MEDITECH
business partner and is a Microsoft Certified Partner. For more
information visit www.medisolv.com.
Posted Sept. 24/09