Knox Community Hospital Partners with Standard Register Healthcare to Drive Enterprise Documentation Management Strategy

Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:00am EST

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DAYTON, Ohio--(Business Wire)--
Determined to set the stage for successful implementation of its EMR this year,
Knox Community Hospital (KCH) of Mount Vernon, Ohio teamed with Standard
Register (NYSE: SR) Healthcare to design an enterprise documentation management
strategy to drive standardization, and manage the documentation content and
workflows that exist outside of the EMR. 

"As we planned our EMR implementation, it became clear that we needed a seamless
way to manage all the unstructured data that`s collected throughout a patient`s
stay if we were to realize the full benefits of our EMR investment. Standard
Register provided the expertise and technology to enable us to effectively
manage the hybrid environment and accelerate our speed to value," said Kwi
Holland, KCH vice president of information systems. 

Standard Register Healthcare consolidated, standardized and migrated nearly 700
preprinted forms to a digital format, uploading them into SMARTworks Clinical
Enterprise which is the engine that delivers the right form to the right person
at the right time. It provides KCH with:

* A centralized library of e-forms for easy access and version control
* On-demand printing of patient demographics and bar codes directly on forms 
* Automated kitting of forms 
* A digital downtime solution to print barcoded forms, wristbands and order sets
for admissions and care

The fully integrated enterprise documentation management system has enabled KCH
to reduce variability of documentation and improve coordination of care. It has
also enhanced enterprise efficiency, freeing clinicians of cumbersome,
paper-based processes that divert time from patient care and streamlining
downstream scanning with the elimination of manual indexing. 

Standardization of enterprise documentation is a major challenge for hospitals
and a primary focus for Standard Register Healthcare, according to John King,
president of Standard Register Healthcare. "Only with standardized documentation
and technology-enabled processes can healthcare providers achieve meaningful use
of information and improve the quality of care," King said. 

About Standard Register

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Standard Register Healthcare is a business unit of Standard Register, serving
more than 3,100 clients from across the healthcare delivery network, including
acute, ambulatory, and long-term care, managed care and the suppliers that
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subsidiary of Standard Register, provides industry-leading technology, solutions
and services to accelerate performance, attract and educate patients, enhance
patient safety, and improve the quality of care. More information is available
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About Knox Community Hospital

Knox Community Hospital is a community-owned, 115-bed, not-for-profit hospital,
located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. It offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient
services delivered by highly credentialed professionals using the latest
technology. KCH is Joint Commission accredited. More information is available at

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