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PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Einstein Healthcare Network was honored with the Information Technology Innovator Award of Excellence from the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) at the organization’s 19th Annual Enterprise Awards on May 3. The recognition was earned for developing and implementing a network-wide electronic medical record (EMR) known as Albert Einstein Clinical Information System (AECIS). The EMR system is enhancing the care provided to the more than 550,000 patients who visit Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and other Einstein acute care facilities.
The Enterprise Awards celebrate achievement, innovation, and success of Philadelphia technology, including clean technology, medical technology and life sciences. More than 900 business leaders and executives were in attendance at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue to recognize the 13 organizations who were recipients of the awards.
“Throughout a multi-year partnership with Cerner Corporation we tailored their state-of-the-art electronic medical record (EMR) technology for our healthcare network. With new tools such as handheld bar code devices for medication administration at the bedside, and new processes, such as physicians’ use of computerized provider order entry, we have enhanced the care we provide and improved how this care is documented,” said Ken Levitan, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Einstein Healthcare Network. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, an organization that truly fosters IT growth and innovation in the Philadelphia area.”
The EMR system connects more than 5,550 employees and physicians throughout the Einstein network, allowing them to coordinate patient services and reporting by creating a single electronic record. It standardizes communication across the organization and increases real-time access to patient data. In addition, the technology offers protocols designed to improve clinician knowledge and reduce medical errors.
“All of the nominees and finalists should be proud of their achievements,” said Dianne Strunk, Vice President, Business Development for PACT. “The quality of the companies and individuals nominated clearly reflect the vitality and viability of the Philadelphia region’s technology and life sciences market.”