A4 Health Systems has signed an agreement with New York City Health and Hospitals
(HHC) to install the HealthMatics Emergency Department
Information System
(EDIS) as a pilot implementation at Elmhurst
Hospital. If everything goes well, the system may eventually
be installed in all of HHC's 11 acute care hospitals. HHC handles more than 900,000 adult and
pediatric emergency room visits annually at its New York City
hospitals. Goals for the system are to enhance patient safety, improve clinical
documentation and optimize provider access to patient information.

HealthMatics ED electronically streamlines processes for the entire
Emergency Department, including tracking, triage, nurse and physician
charting, disposition and reporting. HHC will also take advantage of
auto paging through HealthMatics ED, which will automatically alert
caregivers to events such as returned abnormal lab results, outstanding
orders, etc. Other system features include Remote Chart Access for
community caregivers and hospital staff, so they can securely access an
ED patient's chart via the Web without logging into the HealthMatics ED

Press releases for pilots are pretty unusual. It would seem that A4 is confident in their success, and this could turn into a big deal for them.