News | March 04, 2009

Midland Memorial Hospital Reduces Patient Deaths by Heart Attack with Medsphere EHR

March 4, 2009 –– Since the implementation of Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR), Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) has realized a host of improved clinical results, including fewer patient deaths and medical errors and decreased infection rates, an independent case study confirms.

The 2008 study was initiated by Medsphere to evaluate the effectiveness of OpenVista and was conducted by a third-party organization without Medsphere involvement.

OpenVista is now in use by all MMH healthcare workers to access patient information. Statistics from the study confirm that the solution has enabled clinical transformation through better decision-making and patient care processes:

- Patient deaths declined by roughly two persons per month because of OpenVista.

- Deaths among heart attack patients declined 27 percent, in part through electronic alerts ensuring timely preventive health measures.

- Central line bloodstream infection rates declined by almost 88 percent.

- Inconsistencies associated with medication administration fell from more than 33 percent to about 13 percent.

With OpenVista, almost 100 percent of physicians now enter orders electronically; Midland staff can access patient records instantaneously, and clinicians can access the same data remotely and securely.

For more information: www.medsphere.com

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