HIMSS10 – Emergisoft

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At HIMSS10, Michael Tranchina speaks to Jordan Davis, CEO at Emergisoft. Mr. Davis discusses how Emergisoft is working to address physician and hospital EHR needs, especially in reporting and documentation. Mr. Davis and Michael Tranchina talk about Emergisoft’s recent product announcements, including the EC Forms Digital physician portal solution, and Emergisoft Maritime.

Category: HIMSS10, Tradeshows
Date: March 29, 2010
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Michael Tranchina: Hi, this is Mike Tranchina with EHRtv and today I'm with Jordan Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Emergisoft. Hi, Jordan.

Jordan Davis: How are you doing?

Michael Tranchina: Great. Tell me about Emergisoft and where you're positioned in the marketplace.

Jordan Davis: Emergisoft is traditionally been an emergency department information systems vendor. So for the past 20 years, we've worked with hospitals primarily to deploy an automated solution for tracking triage, order entry, nurse and physician documentation and discharge in the emergency department.

Michael Tranchina: Now, obviously, this is a specialized product in the EHR arena.

Jordan Davis: Correct.

Michael Tranchina: Tell what's special about your product and how it differentiates itself from other products on the market.

Jordan Davis: Well, traditionally most products have been directed directly towards the hospital. So the hospital's requirements are first and foremost what is considered rather than the physician requirements. A few years ago, we decided to change that model up a bit and really focus on what the physician needs are for documentation and to create a set of choices that the physicians will be able to use. So multiple modalities for data entry as opposed to a single modality for chart creation.

Michael Tranchina: So it was really designed from the physician's point of view, work flow?

Jordan Davis: Correct. It meets the hospital requirements for the efficiency and productivity that they require but it also addresses the physician requirements for speed as well. The hospitals that are most successful recognize that the physicians have an objection to things that slow them down, that they need a system that’s easy to work with and enter. The physicians that use our system also understand the need for electronic documentation which a lot of physicians would prefer to use paper or dictation but those that are most successful understand the requirements of the other party.

Michael Tranchina: Now you have some product announcements here at HIMSS. Tell me about what you've announced.

Jordan Davis: We've announced two actually. The first, EC Forms Digital which is a physician portal. Now, this is unique in that instead of selling a solution to the hospitals we actually work with the emergency department physician staffing and management firms which often have dozens if not hundreds of hospital clients that they service. So we provide a solution that actually allows them to maintain control of the charting experience. Most of those groups like paper, they like dictation however, they slowly lose control of the charting experience as the hospitals move towards electronic documentation. By creating an electronic system for the physician group, they can take that solution, it's portable, it's cloud based and they're able to go into a hospital and deploy it as a value added solution as part of their contract.

Michael Tranchina: Now you just mentioned you had two products that you announced, what's the other one?

Jordan Davis: Correct. The second is our Emergisoft Maritime Solution. After ACEP last year where we met with a number of physicians and a number of different groups, one thing that came out of that was the needs of maritime medicine, so actually cruise ship medicine. A couple of the challenges most people don't realize is that most of the physicians on board today's cruise ships are foreign born and foreign resident so they have less than strong penmanship in the English language in many cases and typically, all the charting is done by paper. So from a liability perspective, most of these cruise ships are looking for a way to allow some method of consistency across the charting experience. So we've deployed a solution that allows for patient and guest and crew tracking on board cruise ships and provides a strong template based documentation solution for the physicians.

Michael Tranchina: Wow. Well, the next time I go on a cruise, I'm hoping that you're going to have that solution deployed.

Jordan Davis: So am I, so am I. Exactly.

Michael Tranchina: Thanks a lot, Jordan. Really appreciate your time. This is Mike Tranchina with EHRtv.

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