SSM Health Care Upgrades Patient Care With Speedy Document Management Implementation

Thursday, July 10, 2008 General News
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CLEVELAND, July 9 Hyland Software, developer of theOnBase(R) enterprise document management software suite, announced that SSMHealth Care has experienced immediate results since the deployment of OnBasein March. Based in St. Louis, Missouri and offering services in four states,SSM is a forward-thinking health care provider to patients regardless of theirability to pay.

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As a core component of SSM's electronic health record (EHR) project,OnBase already has made physicians more efficient, allowing each physician tosee approximately three more patients on a daily basis. OnBase givesphysicians access to the most up-to-date medical records and supportingdocumentation making patient information such as medication requirements orprevious illnesses more accurate and physicians more effective.

Because the implementation date was set with a strict deadline of March30, 2008, SSM had to find a solution that was both flexible and scalable.With OnBase's capability to be implemented in phases while also integratingwith EPIC, Microsoft(R) SharePoint(R) and SAP(R), SSM was able to reach thedeadline while staying within budget.

"We saw a need for a system to grow and scale with us while also beingable to move outside of scope of the electronic health record," related ChrisBullerdick, IT Director at SSM Health Care. "As a partnership, HylandSoftware worked with us to go-live with OnBase in 45 days in the firsthospital and will eventually scale OnBase across more than 5,000 physicians inour system."

Bullerdick continued saying, "With such a variety of users within our25,000 plus employees, the integrations with SharePoint and SAP make OnBasethe complete solution for our ultimate goal of accomplishing patient safety."

"SSM is a prime example of a healthcare system that understands theimportance of technology as it relates to patient care and quality," accordingto Tim Tegeder, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Hyland Software. "Ourcollaboration with SSM to create an integrated solution that also workedwithin the timetable of the EHR initiative has allowed the provider toincrease their already strong focus on the patient."

About SSM Health Care

SSM Health Care is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and basedin St. Louis, Mo., and is one of the largest Catholic health systems in thecountry and the first health care recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige NationalQuality Award. The system owns, manages and is affiliated with 20 acute carehospitals and two nursing homes in four states: Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsinand Oklahoma. More than 5,000 affiliated physicians and 24,000 employees worktogether to provide a wide range of services that are compassionate, holisticand of high quality. For more information, please visit .

About Hyland Software Healthcare Solutions

Hyland Software Inc. is the developer of OnBase, a rapidly deployablesuite of enterprise content management (ECM) software applications. Deployableas a premises-based solution or via software as a service (SaaS), OnBase is amodular suite of ECM applications that includes document imaging, workflow,electronic document management, COLD/ERM and records management. OnBaseHealthcare Solutions enable organizations to run more efficiently by managingcontent and streamlining workflows across the enterprise with point solutionsfor revenue cycle management, medical records and back office operations. Formore information about OnBase, an AHA endorsed solution, please contact anAuthorized OnBase Solution Provider or visit .Contact: Kaitlin Maurer Public Relations Manager Hyland Software (440) 788-6833

SOURCE Hyland Software Inc.

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