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AHSC chooses Eclipsys as part of province-wide EHR

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick – The Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation (AHSC) announced an agreement to implement Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager and its integrated modules, including Sunrise Acute Care, Sunrise Critical Care and Sunrise Emergency Care.

Atlantic Health Sciences selected the Eclipsys clinical information system to better address multiple patient-safety and electronic health record initiatives.

According to a release from the company, Sunrise Clinical Manager will provide clinicians at AHSC with an integrated electronic health record across all care venues within its region for improved access to patient information and to foster improved interdisciplinary collaboration.

Additionally, Atlantic Health Sciences’ clinicians will utilize Sunrise Clinical Manager’s evidence-based clinical decision support capabilities, both at the point-of-care and other points of decision-making to improve the patient care experience.

Sunrise Clinical Manager’s computerized physician order entry (CPOE) features will help Atlantic Health Sciences improve outcomes by having its clinicians follow established procedures through customized order sets, while also reducing the potential for avoidable medical errors.

AHSC’s clinicians will also have remote access to the system so they can easily use their personal computers or wireless, handheld devices and a secure Web portal to access patient information and enter orders from their offices or other remote locations.

Atlantic Health Sciences will also leverage Eclipsys’ proven implementation methodology, which focuses on achieving rapid, high physician adoption of its solutions to ensure the maximum potential for improving outcomes.

“Eclipsys scored highest in the selection criteria during the Request for Proposal process. I am impressed by its organizational commitment to deliver solutions that help healthcare organizations deliver improved patient outcomes,” said Derrick Jardine, Atlantic Health Sciences’ chief information officer. “Improved patient safety across the continuum of care is our number-one goal for this project. By implementing Sunrise Clinical Manager’s advanced capabilities for CPOE and evidence-based clinical decision support, our clinicians will have the tools they need to provide the best possible care.”

“This was a highly competitive process and being selected by such a prestigious Canadian healthcare provider is a significant win for Eclipsys and demonstrates the momentum of our advanced clinical information solutions in the market,” said R. Andrew Eckert, Eclipsys president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to engaging with Atlantic Health Sciences and implementing an information solution that addresses the needs of AHSC’s clinicians to help them succeed in its many patient safety initiatives.”

About Sunrise Clinical Manager
Sunrise Clinical Manager is an enterprise-wide clinical information solution that includes a shared Health Data Repository, computerized physician order entry, clinical decision support rules and alerts, and evidence-based clinical content. The system’s fully integrated modules include specialized capabilities and views to meet the unique needs of the acute, ambulatory, Emergency, critical care and Pharmacy environments.

About Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation
Atlantic Health Sciences is New Brunswick’s largest multi-facility, accredited Regional Health Authority. Comprised of 13 hospitals and health centres, AHSC serves a catchment population of 176,000 in the Southwestern part of the province.

About Eclipsys
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated information software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial, operational and customer-satisfaction outcomes. For more information, see