Ascension Health's St. Mary's Health System Selects ReadyPoint Systems' Incident Management Technology for Indiana Hospitals
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Officials with information technology company ReadyPoint announced today that they were recently selected by St. Mary's Health System to automate "incident management" services in its two Indiana-based facilities through their StandTo(TM) technology.
St. Mary's Health System - comprised of St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville and St. Mary's Warrick Hospital in Boonville - is part of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
Ascension Health recently utilized their Emergency Preparedness Advisory Team to conduct a comprehensive review of all Incident Management Systems and ultimately selected emergent company ReadyPoint's StandTo(TM) as their primary technology platform.
"Today's healthcare environment is competitive, and hospitals can't afford to make mistakes," says Chris Riddle, founder and president of ReadyPoint Systems. "Our technology is precise and easy-to-use, which enables hospitals to prepare for and manage a wide-range of unplanned events." Shaped by more than 25 years of "real world" hospital experience, ReadyPoint is an information technology company whose suite of innovative software services helps hospitals improve processes that enhance both the quality and safety of care.
"St. Mary's just launched its first drill using the StandTo(TM) technology," says Keith Kahre, EMS/security manager and safety officer of St. Mary's Health System. "Once fully implemented, I am confident that this system will be of vital importance during any emergency, particularly because we face a substantial earthquake risk in Southwest Indiana with the New Madrid and Wabash Valley fault lines nearby." ReadyPoint's StandTo(TM) technology - a web-based incident management system that automates a healthcare facility's incident management services - is used by more than 150hospitals across the nation.
Incident management services are the protocols and procedures that hospitals follow to manage emergency and other non-regular incidents that may occur within an organization.
The facilities in St. Mary's Health System will utilize the StandTo(TM) system to conduct emergency preparedness exercises and to manage actual crisis events.
"This technology will allow us to conduct more effective emergency preparedness exercises at both hospitals simultaneously, which ensures we'll be better prepared to provide safety across a wider area of Indiana," says Keith Kahre.
The St. Mary's Health System chose to automate their incident management systems in order to improve efficiency, increase the accuracy of incident documentation and streamline resources.
About ReadyPoint Systems Launched in 2009 as DisastersNet, ReadyPoint Systems is an information technology company that is solely focused on helping hospitals improve the processes that enhance both the quality and safety of care. By automating core processes and training hospital staff to those processes, ReadyPoint's services rapidly simplify two complex - yet critical - areas of hospital operations: incident management response and compliance with protocols that improve the quality and safety of patient care. These technologies are based on more than 25 years of real-world hospital experience. ReadyPoint is a proven partner for more than 150 hospitals, including healthcare systems and regional hospital affiliate groups across the nation. For more information, visit www.ReadyPointSystems.com.
About St. Mary's Health System St. Mary's, a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system, is a faith-based health ministry serving communities in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. With a medical staff of over 750 physicians, St. Mary's specializes in cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, neurosciences, women's, children's, seniors, emergency and trauma services. For more than 135 years, St. Mary's has been guided by its mission of serving all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.
For more information, please access our website at www.stmarys.org.
CONTACT: ReadyPoint Systems Emily Serck, 615-254-0575 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH HOSPITALS SOURCE: ReadyPoint Systems Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 05/03/2012 11:52 AM/DISC: 05/03/2012 11:52 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120503006399/