SOUTHFIELD – November 2012 – As the government mandates “Meaningful Use” measures, a shift to electronic health records (EHR) for all healthcare providers, Oakland Regional Hospital spent 18 months preparing to introduce Our Patient Information Network – OPIN – a CPSI system.
“OPIN is the result of a lot of hard work and research conducted by a multi-disciplinary EHR Steering Committee that began meeting 18 months ago,” said Daniel Babb, CEO Oakland Regional Hospital. “This dedicated group of employees carefully selected to work with a system that embraced ease of use, functionalities and opportunities for improved patient experience and outcomes. We are very pleased with the results we have experienced to date.”
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) was chosen as the right partner for the hospital to work with. CPSI is routinely ranked as a leader in the industry of EHR vendors who specialize in smaller hospitals with 100 beds or less. They are also the number one vendor in helping their clients achieve Meaningful Use measures. CPSI’s staff of more than 1,300 clinical, financial and IT experts provides everything from implementation to continuing support to consulting as part of a complete program, enabling hospitals to thrive in a challenging healthcare IT environment.
This fall, all staff members at Oakland Regional Hospital and its off-site locations received extensive hands-on training through a program specifically designed for the hospital employees – from those in patient registration to patient care to financial management. Help and training will be an ongoing aspect of the program. The program went “live” in October.
An investment of over $2 million was made to implement this system. In addition to the CPSI software, capital was also provided for:
- Extensive training
- Nurses’ Workstations on Wheels (WOW’s)
- New, updated PC’s
- Electronic signature pads for the patients
- Laptops and tablets for caregiver data input
Great lengths went to ensure the best possible integration process and to produce the highest quality information data.
The system’s most important aspect is the ability for users to track patient progress and care in real time – connecting caregivers with results and issues that can be act upon immediately. This results in improvement in patient outcomes and safety.
OPIN has been integrated into all of Oakland Regional’s Centers: Southfield, Warren and Dearborn.
Oakland Regional Hospital is a physician-owned hospital and a destination facility for Orthopaedic Care. The hospital is located in Southfield and offers the community several health and wellness services including Surgery, Orthopaedic, Imaging, Nursing, Pain and Foot & Ankle Centers. The hospital is a subsidiary of Michigan Surgery Specialists, PC. OaklandRegionalHospital.com, 22401 Foster Winter Drive, Southfield, MI 48075, 248-423-5100