Elsevier / CPM Resource Center to Integrate Comprehensive Evidence-Based Clinical Documentation Tools into EHR at Medcenter One

CPM CarePoints™ prepares organizations now for Stages 2 and 3 of meaningful use through an advanced evidence-based clinical documentation and care planning solution.

Grand Rapids, MI, September 12, 2011 – Elsevier / CPM Resource Center (CPM), a leader in developing clinical decision support tools for healthcare, announced today that it will integrate its evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and documentation solution into the electronic medical record (EMR) system at Medcenter One, a non-profit integrated health system located in central and western North Dakota. CPM CarePoints, a pre-built, ready-to-implement clinical decision support solution, will be optimally designed and deployed within Medcenter One’s McKesson EMR.

“As we fully utilize our EMR system we wanted to ensure that we had high quality, clinical documentation and clinical practice guidelines built right into the system,” said Jan Kamphuis, Medcenter One’s chief nursing officer. “We already have a relationship with CPM, and we knew that evidence-based clinical content organized to support professional practice would be an even greater value to the overall organization if it was integrated into our EHR and available electronically throughout our health system.”

An industry-proven solution that can be integrated into any EHR system, CPM CarePoints provides an all-inclusive framework for implementing evidence-based care and documentation tools for nursing and allied health professionals. CPM CarePoints offers several functions, including automated electronic documentation and tools that make planning, assessing, recording and tracking recommended care steps efficient and evidence-based. Organizations can be assured they are meeting the most current quality standards and regulations to ensure compliance and improve patient outcomes.

“Through use of evidence-based medicine that is integrated seamlessly within the EMR, we will move Medcenter One closer toward meaningful use of health information technology and meaningful care of patients,” said Diane Hanson, executive vice president and general manager for CPM. “Our solution is designed as an interdisciplinary patient care tool, so clinicians can utilize the applications for care coordination, communication and as a source of care guidance in the scope of clinical responsibility.”

CPM CarePoints can be easily built into any existing EHR system, so hospitals such as Medcenter One are able to work with CPM directly to guarantee the highest quality content and optimal electronic care planning and clinical documentation solution for their organization.

For more information about CPM CarePoints, visit: http://www.cpmrc.com/solutions/cpm-carepoints/.

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About Medcenter One
Medcenter One is a non-profit, integrated health system that consists of a 232-bed hospital in Bismarck, N.D., a multi-specialty clinic, a college of nursing, six primary care clinics, three occupational health clinics, three kidney dialysis centers, four long-term care facilities and a comprehensive group of ancillary health services in western and central North Dakota. Key accreditations and quality awards include: Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Level II Emergency and Trauma Center and Magnet Recognition Program®.

About Elsevier CPM Resource Center
For more than 25 years, Elsevier CPM Resource Center (CPM) has been offering evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical practice guidelines, care planning and documentation at the point of care. Based on the CPM 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. CPM 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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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