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IS&T’s Northern Division Plows Through System Upgrades

07/06/17

Since May 1, the IS&T's Northern Division has upgraded eight systems! Combined, these upgrades help improve patient safety, enhance flexibility for clinicians, streamline workflows, and promote more community-aware EHRs.

MAY

  • Cherie Campbell & Aasim Latif coordinated the upgrade to McKesson HomeCare version 14.0.
  • Ron DeShazo led the Abington GE PACS Web upgrade.
  • Theresa Bedard and Wesley Griffith led the Allscripts Practice Management update.
  • Linda Ries, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Mary Anne DeGrandis, Barry Mozenter, Dan Singleton, and Moira O’Leary coordinated the Sunrise system upgrades at Abington and Aria to meet requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3). The Sunrise upgrades also required the coordination of an array of Allscripts systems, CPM, Vergence, and Citrix upgrades.

JUNE

  • The Care Management systems at both Aria and Abington were upgraded.
  • Linda McFadden and Charlene Sims managed Aria’s upgrade to Allscripts TouchWorks EHR 17.1 to meet MU3 and other incentive requirements.
  • A Jefferson Mosaiq upgrade synchronized versions between Abington and Center City. This step allowed for the combining of the Mosaiq systems at both Jefferson and Abington into a single platform on July 7. Donna Gallagher, Challie Qualteri, Mary Anne DeGrandis and Michelle Deal worked with Nick DeGregorio on this update. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sam Edwards, and George Marousis ensured completion.

The ND leverages several committees with cross-campus membership to align processes, reduce variability and improve the standard of care across the enterprise. IS&T's ability to be a collaborative business partner through the focused efforts of many teams led to these successful upgrades. Thanks to everyone involved for their efforts!