MedStar Mobile Healthcare has selected the Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite to optimize its mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) services and emergency medical services (EMS).
MedStar is the trade name of the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority (AMAA), which services the Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas.
MedStar's adoption of Infor Cloverleaf will help break new ground in the way information is exchanged between out-of-hospital providers and hospitals. The solution helps enable information sharing that is faster and more efficient with fewer errors to help emergency physicians quickly assess and treat patients.
MedStar has opted to deploy Infor Cloverleaf in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. By using Infor Cloverleaf in the cloud, MedStar and Infor are paving new ground with visibility, tracking, and transfer of patient records.
The solution will allow out-of-hospital personnel to generate an electronic patient care record (ePCR) in an XML format that Infor Cloverleaf will then convert into a health level-7 format and deliver to the hospital's electronic medical record (EMR). This allows physicians to quickly access the pertinent medical information of arriving patients, as well as current prescriptions, allergies, or other essential information.
"The evolution of the nation's healthcare system to focus on patient outcomes across the healthcare continuum has fostered a great deal of attention on both traditional EMS and the transformation to EMS-based MIH services. With Infor Cloverleaf, we are now able to quickly and accurately convey patient information to and from physicians and other care providers as we all coordinate care. This not only creates the potential for boosting the efficiency of the medical treatment but can also help save lives," said Doug Hooten, MedStar executive director. "Infor truly shares our vision for providing efficient, reliable yet cost-effective emergency medical services to the community."
Infor and MedStar have partnered with ImageTrend, the software company, which provides the ePCR system, to further solidify the transfer of data.
Infor Healthcare will feature its Cloverleaf and Lawson solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference April 12-16 in Chicago. Find out what's in store at HIMSS15 booth #6908.