New ECHO Reporting System Enhances Patient Care

Information Services and the cardiology department have successfully implemented a new cardiovascular information system (CVIS) that promotes clinical best practices for patients while saving physicians time and enhancing our competitive edge.

Working together, Information Services and the cardiology department have successfully implemented a new cardiovascular information system (CVIS) that promotes clinical best practices for patients while saving physicians time and enhancing our competitive edge. The new Lumedx echocardiography software has been deployed across five Orlando Health campuses to standardize both the reporting format and the procedure no matter which adult facility a patient visits.

“We wanted our patients to get the same care, the same best practices, and the same report at every campus,” says Lisa McDonald-Barr, Orlando Health IS program manager.

The new system has eliminated the need for dictation and transcription for Echovascular reports and has trimmed 10 to 14 hours from the physician’s workflow. “The CVIS is a significant benefit to hospitalists, cardiologists and patients. The reports are available more promptly and can be shared easily with referring physicians,” says Dr. Arnold Einhorn of Orlando Health Heart Institute.

Orlando Health’s CVIS rollout was featured in the May/June issue of DAIC (Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology). 

This new reporting solution also was instrumental in helping Dr. P. Phillips Hospital (DPH) achieve its recent echocardiography program accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is the first hospital in the Orlando Health network to attain this designation.

"This project truly reflects team collaboration and the Orlando Health philosophy of patient-centered, high-quality, innovative care,” says Dr. Joel  Garcia, chairman, Department of  Cardiology at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “The results of this effort have improved patient and physician satisfaction and illustrate how anything can be accomplished through collaboration and a patient-centered focus." 
This is what we can accomplish when we work toward a shared goal of excellence. That’s who we are. It’s a part of our culture, a culture built by generations of Orlando Health team members since 1918.

August 11, 2015