CPM Resource Center Selected as Clinical Content Provider for Patient Care Planning at Froedtert & Community Health

CPMRC Content and Transformation Process to Help Wisconsin-based Health System Standardize Care and Support Collaboration, Care Documentation and Evidenced-Based Practice

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – April 20, 2010 – The CPM Resource Center (CPMRC), an Elsevier company and leader in developing clinical practice guidelines for healthcare, today announced that it will be the clinical content source for patient care plans and clinical documentation at multiple hospitals of Milwaukee-based Froedtert & Community Health. This leading Wisconsin hospital group is composed of Froedtert Hospital, the major teaching hospital of the Medical College of Wisconsin; Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls; and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.

“The choice of CPMRC as the clinical content provider for clinical documentation and care plans within our electronic health record had the emphatic endorsement of a wide base of multiple disciplines across the system,” said Kathy Bechtel, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Froedtert Hospital.

“CPMRC is a content source as well as a transformation process that enhances the hospital system’s plan of care process, use of evidence-based best practices and interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration,” said Mary Martin, Director of Patient Care Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Froedtert & Community Health last year began implementation of the inpatient Epic EHR. As part of phase two planning for the inpatient clinical documentation in 2009, a task force of interdisciplinary professionals from Froedtert, Community Memorial and St. Joseph’s launched a collaborative decision making process to choose the clinical content source for its inpatient care plans. The hospital system’s Epic Executive Management Committee approved the CPRMC recommendation in December 2009.

“By partnering with CPMRC to implement standardized evidence based clinical content for care plans and documentation of professional services, these hospitals will advance evidence-based interdisciplinary care and collaboration, address requirements of meaningful use and enhance the patient experience,” said Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, CPMRC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Practice Officer. “Through delivery of accurate, timely clinical decision support to interdisciplinary knowledge workers and teams, Froedtert & Community Health is poised to create some of the best environments in the nation to give and receive care.”

Froedtert & Community Health professionals were also eager to participate in CPMRC’s 25-year-old International Healthcare Consortium, where close to 300 hospital members implement an innovative interdisciplinary practice framework across multiple care settings through interdisciplinary teams. The CPMRC consortium recently received the 2010 National Academies of Practice Interdisciplinary Group Recognition Award.

“We believe that CPMRC will increase the efficiency of an integrated plan of care and result in greater consistency in care at Froedtert & Community Health,” said Teri Lux, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Community Memorial Hospital. “The components of the CPM framework, including evidence-based content and methods to support integrated team competency offer a more holistic and robust tool to guide patient care. CPMRC content has a clear differentiating edge in supporting clinical care planning and chronic care management.”

CPMRC’s Point of Care Integrated Solutions™, which will serve as content sources for Froedtert & Community Health’s evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans, features patient profile/history/admission assessment, patient plan of care, clinical practice guidelines, patient assessments and interventions, outcome evaluation, professional exchange, and specific content for newborn, neonatal ICU, pediatric, OB, adult and geriatric populations.

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About Froedtert & Community Health
Froedtert & Community Health is a regional hospital system made up of Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and West Bend Clinic. Joining the capabilities of an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, two community hospitals and a primary care and multi-specialty clinic, Froedtert & Community Health delivers highly coordinated, cost-effective health care to residents of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. In 2009, combined adult patient admissions for the three hospitals exceeded 39,700. For more information, visit froedtert.comcommunitymemorial.com and stjosephswbclinic.com.

About CPMRC
For more than 25 years, the CPM Resource Center has been offering evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical practice guidelines, care planning and documentation at the point of care. Based on the CPM Professional Practice Framework™, these EMR compatible and web-based solutions are developed and maintained by expert interdisciplinary colleagues, and tested/validated through a Consortium of nearly 300 member hospitals. In addition, the company offers Practice Transformation services to assist organizations with clinical practice advancement, team-based care and EMR implementation and adoption. CPMRC is a business unit of Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of science and health information. For more information, visit www.cpmrc.com.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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