BELLE MEAD, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new ambulatory surgical centers under construction in Northern New Jersey will streamline and improve the quality of care for patients through a partnership with Health Informatics Consulting (http://www.hi-consulting.net), a leader in healthcare technology.
The Belle Mead-based firm was selected to oversee all aspects of practice management and electronic health record systems at Harrison Endo Surgical Center in Harrison and at Morris County Surgical Center in Parsippany. Initiatives include evaluating and selecting EHR software vendors, managing installation, developing workflow processes, and training staff.
The Obama administration has promoted EHR as a critical tool for improving the quality of care for patients and streamlining the healthcare industry. At the same time, the number of ambulatory surgery centers in New Jersey and across the nation continues to grow, with more and more procedures once performed only in hospitals now performed in these freestanding facilities.
As healthcare reform moves forward, these facilities look to play an increasing role in offering a less costly yet clinically appropriate setting for care.
Stevie Davidson, president and CEO of Health Informatics Consulting, said EHR systems are critical for surgery centers in the changing healthcare marketplace.
"Surgery centers are realizing that they need to move forward with EHR, and that this is where healthcare is headed from a quality, regulatory and business standpoint," Davidson said.
Davidson said the EHR system for a surgery center can be nearly as complex as that of a hospital, with multiple specialties and specialists, multiple interfaces with labs and high-tech medical eq
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