SOURCE: Emergisoft


February 08, 2010 11:32 ET

Garden City Hospital Integrates Dragon Medical Software With EmergisoftED in the Emergency Department

DALLAS, TX and GARDEN CITY, MI--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - Emergisoft is pleased to announce that Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Michigan, has successfully integrated Dragon® Medical with EmergisoftED in their emergency department. As of February 7th, Garden City has completely deployed the speech-recognition software and is now creating transcription-free clinical documentation, reducing time spent documenting care, and optimizing EMR usage for their clinicians.

Emergency physicians at Garden City Hospital now dictate in their own words, in real-time, letting them instantly review, sign, and make notes available for other clinicians. They are able to navigate quickly through EmergisoftED and document into either the Document Guides or Emergisoft EC Forms.

"The integration of both Emergisoft and Dragon Medical provides the physician the best of both technologies -- EMR and voice recognition," Dr. Brian Kim, emergency physician at Garden City said. "I am proud of the work that was accomplished by our team."

Dragon Medical is designed especially for physician practices, clinics, and healthcare organizations to create transcription free clinical documentation, reduce time spent documenting care and optimize Electronic Medical Record usage for healthcare providers.

"It is becoming increasingly clear to healthcare organizations that Dragon Medical enhances the physician experience in using EMRs and is a key element to increasing physician productivity and satisfaction. Physicians find their notes more detailed, more complete, and often justify higher reimbursement," Mark Willette-Green, Vector Computer Technologies, Inc. said. "Hospitals are finding that Dragon pays for itself within a matter of weeks."

Garden City began testing Dragon Medical in their emergency department in June 2009. CareTech Solutions, Garden City Hospital's IT partner, has been supporting and training the end users on Dragon Medical and EmergisoftED. CareTech has provided IT management services for the hospital since 2001 and supports and maintains all IT functions for Garden City Hospital.

"The physicians easily adapted to the technology with a short training program. The implementation was simple and did not require special technical resources," said Rhoda Smith, IS Systems Analyst at CareTech Solutions.

Since going live with Emergisoft in December 2004, Garden City has benefited from Emergisoft's emergency department software, EmergisoftED, a completely browser-based solution that automates each step of the patient management process in the emergency department. Garden City recently upgraded to Emergisoft's CCHIT Certified ®08 Emergency Department EHR (Electronic Health Record) in August 2009.

"At Garden City Hospital, the Emergisoft team managed a technical merger of two great software programs -- Emergisoft 5.1 and Dragon Medical 10.0.," said Art Greenlee, COO and VP of Operations at Garden City Hospital. "In doing so, they've increased productivity, reduced transcription costs, and improved record turnaround substantially. Good job!"

"Emergisoft is thrilled that we were able to contribute to Garden City's successful implementation of Dragon Medical," Charlie Kesinger, COO of Emergisoft, said. "Dragon Medical speech recognition complements EmergisofED in Garden City's busy emergency department by eliminating medical transcription and increasing documentation efficiency."

About Garden City Hospital

Located in Garden City, Michigan, Garden City Hospital provides comprehensive health care services, osteopathic medical education, and health care related programs to the community at large. For more information about Garden City Hospital, please call (734) 458-3300 or visit

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc. an information technology and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day operations, CareTech offers clients expert services across the entire patient data lifecycle.

CareTech Solutions is the 2008 and 2009 Best in KLAS award recipient in the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report.

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About Emergisoft

Emergisoft, founded in 1990, is a leader in Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) providing emergency departments a blend of specialized software tools and clinical expertise to help manage workflow and analyze operations. Emergisoft's industry-leading technology and comprehensive feature set enables more efficient team-based care while creating a highly personalized user experience. Learn more about how our suite of healthcare information solutions can assist your organization today at or call 1-800-682-7729.

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