Boca Raton, Florida—February 28, 2005
Eclipsys Corporation®, (NASDAQ: ECLP), The Outcomes Company®, today announced that New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will deploy multiple Eclipsys software products, as well as utilize the company's professional services and remote hosting capabilities. HSS, rated first in 2004 in the Northeast in orthopedics and rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report, is consistently highly ranked nationally for quality of patient care. Implementing Eclipsys software will enable HSS to advance its high-quality patient care by using the most current medical information and equipment available.
HSS will deploy Eclipsys' Sunrise™ Clinical Manager, Sunrise Medication Management, Knowledge-Based Medication Administration and Knowledge-Based Charting as the foundation of the hospital's clinical transformation initiative. Sunrise advanced clinical information solutions improve patient care, safety and satisfaction by automating key care-delivery processes throughout the healthcare organization. Unlike paper records, Sunrise provides physicians, nurses and other clinicians with fast, reliable and convenient access to real-time information on their patients - both from within the hospital and from remote locations such as a physician's office or home. This enables them to more-effectively monitor a patient's condition, order tests, view test results, and have a comprehensive view of the patient's treatment history. The system's embedded clinical content and evidence-based rules help prevent potential medical errors and help ensure that best-practice medicine is being provided.
The Eclipsys Technology Solutions Center, located in Mountain Lakes, NJ, will remotely host the solutions. HSS has also selected the Eclipsys Consulting Group for performance improvement services to be provided during the software implementation phase. These services will help ensure that HSS achieves process improvement and clinician adoption and a rapid return on investment.
"We have a long and close relationship with New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and are proud to welcome Hospital for Special Surgery, a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Network, into the Eclipsys family," said Paul L. Ruflin, Eclipsys president and CEO. "HSS shares Eclipsys' forward-thinking vision - to leverage the power and potential of technology to improve healthcare. Its insights will be invaluable as we continue to expand the evidence-based medical content of our Sunrise solutions."
HSS President and CEO John R. Reynolds said, "Today, to provide the best and most cost-effective care you must use an evidence-based information system. Eclipsys' software and services will enable us to improve patient care by putting information into the hands of our team wherever and whenever it's needed, while instituting best practices across our organization."
A recognized leader
"HSS has used a clinical information system in the past; however, we didn't use it for computerized physician order entry (CPOE), only for retrieval of results," said John Cox, HSS chief information officer. "We turned to Eclipsys because it's a recognized leader in CPOE-based hospital information solutions, as well as a leader in providing proven, embedded clinical content. Eclipsys' remote hosting services will enable us to improve the management of our day-to-day IT operations and costs."
Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced clinical, financial and management information software and service solutions to more than 1,500 healthcare facilities. Eclipsys empowers healthcare organizations to improve patient safety, revenue cycle management and operational efficiency through innovative information solutions.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.