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Nebraska Digital Heart Hospital logs successes.

A Midwest specialty hospital has realized significantly more favorable results than officials projected when the facility opened a year ago.

Nebraska Heart Institute Heart Hospital (NHH) in Lincoln, Neb., a nearly paperless facility, has achieved an average length of stay of 2.5 days instead of its projected 4.3 days, and patient throughput has doubled since the hospital opened. NHH logged 1,300 discharges between May 2003 and December 2003--considerably higher than its projected target of 766. Patient satisfaction levels also are high, with 97 percent indicating that they would return for treatment.

Siemens Soarian Cardiology, Soarian Clinical Access and INVISION ChartAssist IT provide the foundation for NHH's EHR, which provides clinicians with secure, anytime, anywhere access to patient data, images, physiologic waveforms and procedure data collected at the point of care. Single sign-on to all clinical and business applications is achieved with Siemens smart card technology.
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Title Annotation:Digital Hospitals
Publication:Health Management Technology
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U4NE
Date:May 1, 2004
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