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Metropolitan Jewish Health System Awards Electronic Medical Records Contract to SigmaCare(R)
Date:12/10/2008

Mobile System to Launch in Three Skilled Nursing Facilities

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- After an intense 18-month selection process, a proven commitment to clinical quality earned SigmaCare(R) a contract to deploy electronic medical records (EMR) throughout Metropolitan Jewish Health System's (Metropolitan) skilled nursing facilities.

Metropolitan, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, operates Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center, Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center, and Menorah Home and Hospital. All of the facilities are active participants in the Advancing Excellence in America's NursingHomes campaign, underscoring their commitment to improving the quality of life for residents and staff in America's nursing homes and focusing on quality improvement and self-regulation.

"The Nursing Home Quality Initiative is designed to promote excellence in skilled nursing facilities and care giving," said Eli S. Feldman, Metropolitan's president and CEO. "SigmaCare will help us to do that and more because their company is focused on the clinical side of long-term care, not just electronic medical records."

With 15 years of health information technology experience, SigmaCare takes a unique "big picture" approach to implementing EMR in skilled nursing facilities.

"In each Metropolitan facility, we will use a specific sequence of stages and a proprietary approach to 'operational transformation' that fosters collaboration and helps each facility successfully transition from paper-based processes to point-of-care technology," said Stephen Pacicco, CEO of SigmaCare.

"Our proven approach promotes early staff adoption of technology, which will help Metropolitan's facilities connect the dots among disciplines and departments, as well as with external providers and stakeholders. This integrated solution is designe
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