Sunquest Customers Present Real-World Solutions to Improving Productivity and Patient Safety at HIMSS08
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory information systems, today announced that senior executive, technical, and medical representatives from four leading hospitals will deliver presentations about solving real-world healthcare enterprise problems at the Sunquest booth during the HIMSS08 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presenters will provide details about improving workflow and productivity, increasing patient safety, automation in the laboratory, and the impact of converging IT trends and technologies on the hospital enterprise. The presentations are relevant to all healthcare enterprises as they address universal problems and emerging trends in the industry.
“It is important and valuable for industry thought leaders from leading healthcare organizations to share their knowledge and experiences at industry events like HIMSS,” said Rob Smalling, vice president of client services at Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. “Sunquest gratefully acknowledges its distinguished presenters for their time and for their contribution to the industry.”
HIMSS Speaking Schedule for Sunquest Customers
Monday, 2/25/2008 2:15 pm Speaker: William A. Fera, M.D., Director of Medical IT Software/Solutions Organization: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Title: Pay for Performance: The Importance of Integrating Laboratory Results in the EMR Abstract: Laboratory results are used in a large percentage of medical care decisions. Dr. Fera discusses how integrating those results into the electronic record is crucial in the world of pay-for-performance.
Monday, 2/25/2008 5:00 pm Tuesday, 2/25/2008 11:45 am & 3:15 pm Speaker: Patrick J. O'Sullivan MS, MT (ASCP) SBB, Laboratory Administrative Director Organization: Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida Title: Bedside Phlebotomy: How Technology Enables Patient Safety and Process Improvement Abstract: Hear how the laboratory at Florida Hospital of Orlando has successfully implemented bedside phlebotomy technology in conjunction with LEAN initiatives to drive process improvements.
Tuesday, 2/26/2008 10:45 am Wednesday, 2/27/2008 11:45 am & 4:00 pm Speaker: Mark Tuthill, M.D., Division Head, Pathology Informatics Organization: Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan Title: How Information Technology Helps Automate the Pathology Lab Abstract: Learn about Henry Ford Hospital's success in integrating barcoding, tracking, synoptic reporting, and result auto-verification into laboratory processes.
Tuesday, 2/26/2008 4:15 pm Wednesday, 2/27/2008 10:45 am & 3:00 pm Speaker: Bruce Friedman, M.D., Active Emeritus Professor of Pathology Organization: Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Note: The University of Michigan is not a customer of Sunquest products or services.)
Title: Radiology+Pathology+PACS: How Convergence Impacts IT Planning Abstract: Many industry experts are predicting that the diagnostic skills of radiologists and pathologists will merge to a single diagnostic discipline. Combined with emerging molecular technologies, what will hospital IT need to accommodate the new Department of Diagnostic Medicine?
About Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., is a market leader in clinical data management with more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide. For over twenty-five years, the company has been dedicated to providing best-of-breed solutions that enable quality patient care, clinical safety, and operational efficiencies. Its dedicated sales and technical service teams deliver 24×7 assistance to customers for their procurement, implementation, and customer care needs. The Sunquest Laboratory™ system achieved "Best in KLAS" in the Laboratory Segment for 2007, which was its fourth consecutive year, (KLAS Enterprises, LLC, www.healthcomputing.com.)
Sunquest’s professional services division provides a wide array of management and technical tools, including lab redesign and optimization, outreach and lab network program development, and operational business and implementation plans in addition to HIPAA compliance assessment and implementation services. For more information, call 800-748-0692 or visit: www.sunquestinfo.com.
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