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DAYTON CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER JOINS CLINISYNC
09-Oct-2012

FIRST CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN OHIO TO JOIN THE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Columbus – The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton is the first standalone children’s hospital in Ohio to join CliniSync – Ohio’s statewide health information exchange.
This significant step into the future of health care means that pediatricians, physicians and others involved in the care of the region’s children will be able to electronically exchange medical information about their patients with one another.

Dan Paoletti, chief executive officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership that oversees CliniSync says, “Children’s Medical Center of Dayton is leading the way in the pediatric market to help us achieve the goal of interoperability and connectivity on behalf of the children in the state.”

Dr. Gregg Alexander, a pediatrician and board member of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, adds, “By being the first children’s hospital in Ohio to connect across the entire state via CliniSync, Dayton Children’s should be commended for showing true vision and a strong commitment to advancing child healthcare quality.”

Dayton Children’s Chief Information Office Beth Fredette says the hospital is proud to be the first pediatric medical center to embrace this innovative health information technology.

“Connectivity and access to information are key strategic priorities for us,” Fredette says. “For the safety and care of all our children, we need to make sure every provider has complete and accurate information available to them at any point in the care process. CliniSync will be key to making all of that happen.”

Dayton Children’s serves children in a 20-county region that includes Ohio and eastern Indiana. This nonprofit, 155-bed regional pediatric referral center is the only facility in the area devoted to the health, safety and information needs of children and their families. It employs 350 physicians, including primary care pediatricians as well as subspecialists in more than 35 areas of pediatric medicine. In total, 1300 employees and volunteers work toward quality care for children and their families.

The medical center joins 56 other hospitals in Ohio that have committed to be part of the CliniSync community, including Premier Health Partners and Kettering Health Network in Dayton.

The electronic exchange of a patient’s lab results or tests reduces faxing, phone calls and other lags in care that occur because it takes so much time to communicate that information. In addition, patients will not have to go through duplicate tests and procedures already conducted by another physician, saving time and money.

And finally, patients with several doctors will now receive coordinated care because the health information network ultimately will allow physicians, hospitals, urgent care centers, clinics, labs and other healthcare entities to share information about a patient. This will eventually include patients who are in long-term care facilities.


The Partnership also has signed up 6,504 Ohio physicians and healthcare professionals for the switch from paper records to electronic health records or to upgrade their existing systems. A free software package offered throughCliniSync also allows physicians and clinicians to electronically send encrypted email messages, coordinate referrals with one another, and get hospital and lab results directly to their practices.

To learn more about CliniSync, go to www.CliniSync.org

About the Ohio Health Information Partnership
The Ohio Health Information Partnership is a nonprofit, state-designated entity responsible for establishing regional extension centers to assist physicians and hospitals with information technology and for creating the infrastructure for a health information exchange in the state
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About Dayton Children’s
The Children's Medical Center of Dayton is a not-for-profit 155-bed regional pediatric referral center and is the only facility in the region devoted to the health, safety and information needs of children and their families. As a regional referral center, Dayton Children's serves a 20-county region that includes Ohio and eastern Indiana. Dayton Children's affiliation with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and accreditation by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizationsensures patients the finest pediatric care available. Dayton Children's staff of over 350 physicians and residents includes primary care pediatricians as well as subspecialists in over 35 areas of pediatric medicine. Working in collaboration with the medical staff is a team of more than 1,300 employees and volunteers who share a commitment to quality care.

For more information contact:
Grace Rodney
Marketing Communications Specialist
937-641-3619 rodneyg@childrensdayton.org
or
Dottie Howe
Communications Director
Ohio Health Information Partnership
614-664-2605 dhowe@ohiponline.org