New Jersey hospital upgrades ED health IT system to add revenue cycle management as well as improve CPOE and clinician documentation.
Livingston, NJ, March 23, 2010—EDIMS LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive emergency department (ED) information management systems, announced that Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI) has successfully launched the newly enhanced EDIMS electronic health record (EHR). This significant EHR upgrade at the 673-bed facility includes a revenue cycle management (RCM) module to improve billing and charge capture; an advanced, intuitive computerized physician order entry (CPOE); and more robust, workflow-driven physician and nursing documentation.
“I couldn’t imagine working in an ED that didn’t use EDIMS for its electronic health record. Here at the Beth, EDIMS’ recent upgrade to its full suite of services simplifies our documentation, facilitates communication, and reduces the chance for errors so we can deliver better, safer and more streamlined care to our patients,” said Eric J. Wasserman, MD, FACEP, vice chair and medical director for the department of emergency medicine at NBI, which sees 95,000 patients annually. “We’re particularly excited about EDIMS’ revenue cycle management module, which we expect will boost our revenue by capturing more charges and improving our billing.”
Nurses and patients at NBI began experiencing benefits of the upgraded system shortly after the first phase of implementation in December 2009. “Wait times have decreased significantly and nurses already are spending less time on paperwork and more time with patients because of the improved documentation,” said Debbie Canfield, RN, director of patient care at NBI’s emergency department. “The EDIMS solution is intuitive, so training was a breeze.”
“We are pleased that Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has selected our solutions to help physicians and nurses make more informed decisions at the point of care and advance revenue cycle management to boost the bottom-line,” said Shane Hade, EDIMS’ CEO. “We look forward to continuing to work with the great staff at NBI to drive ED quality, safety and productivity to another level.”
About Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, a 673-bed regional care, teaching hospital established in 1901, provides comprehensive health care services to its local communities and is a major referral and treatment center for patients throughout the northern New Jersey metropolitan area. With more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers, the Medical Center has over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It is one of two hospitals in New Jersey where heart transplants are performed and the only hospital in New Jersey certified to perform lung transplants. The Medical Center is part of Saint Barnabas Health Care System, a seven hospital health system in northern New Jersey. For more information, visit
About EDIMS LLC
For over 20 years, EDIMS LLC has been improving emergency department (ED) operations through its interoperable ED information management systems. Its electronic health record (EHR) solutions, designed to support clinicians’ workflow and provide superior clinical decision support, are being used at hospitals and long-term care facilities nationwide. EDIMS’ ability to deliver comprehensive order entry, real-time charge capture, and to fully document ED patient encounters helps EDs improve reimbursement and enhance patient care while reducing the amount of time and effort involved in documentation and billing. For more information, visit http://www.EDIMS.net.