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

d to improve documentation rates, clinical outcomes and financial savings."

To ensure their customers are successful, SigmaCare also provides EMR software training to state regulatory surveyors. This development has yielded efficiencies that make planned and unplanned visits easier for both reviewers and for facility staff. According to SigmaCare research, long-term care facilities using the SigmaCare solution report that regulatory surveys are taking 25% to 50% less time. More importantly, since SigmaCare began training state regulatory surveyors, the same research reports that none of the facilities has received accreditation survey deficiencies attached to medical records.

The user-friendly, intuitive technology is easy to learn. This fact, combined with SigmaCare's novel approach to training and installation, accounts for extremely high adoption rates by clinical staff. In some cases, within one week of going live, Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) on average are documenting 98% of their assignments on time, and LPNs average 99% on-time documentation of medication administration.

The company's intense focus on outcomes is evident in notable metrics of improved patient care. Some SigmaCare clients report an 84% reduction in adverse drug events, a 30% decrease in falls, and a 43% drop in pressure ulcers.

Improved quality indicators across all facilities are attributed to SigmaCare's automated clinical workflow. Some clinicians report having more time to spend at the bedside, make rounds, and update and review care plans. With up-to-date information on patient medications and better communication between disciplines, SigmaCare research shows that staff members are able to respond quickly and appropriately to ensure patient safety.

Financial outcomes and return on investment (ROI) are equally impressive, according to SigmaCare projections. In several cases, Sig
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