Lawson Software

February 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Lawson Clinical Bridge Breaks Down ERP and EHR Silos Enabling Faster, More Informed Decisions and Improved Patient Care

Lawson Validates Customer Needs by Providing Supported Technology to Drive the Future of Healthcare Integration and Patient Care

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Lawson Software, an Infor affiliate, today announced the availability of Lawson Clinical Bridge, best practice healthcare connections for Lawson business applications and key clinical systems such as Epic®, enabling optimized service delivery for healthcare organizations. Powered by the Lawson Cloverleaf® Integration Engine, the Lawson Clinical Bridge adapters for ERP link clinical, financial and operational systems. Sharing information across the enterprise improves decision making, reduces costs and increases the quality of care by allowing healthcare providers to spend less time on administrative functions and more time focused on patient care.

Customers using Lawson's S3 applications can implement Lawson Clinical Bridge to exchange data with various clinical systems, allowing customers to easily and securely share data such as patient information, inventory items and patient scheduling and billing. For example, hospitals using Lawson Clinical Bridge can now have a simplified process for sharing current in-patient schedule information with clinical departments to help ensure the most efficient patient scheduling, reduce operational errors and charge capture.

Lawson Clinical Bridge will facilitate improved assigning charges and supply utilization to a particular episode of care, inventory updates, OR requisition, returns, patient refunds, and revenue visibility. Additionally, it offers rapid speed-to-value and is analytics-enabled in order to deliver the best care possible to patients, all supported by Lawson. Lawson Clinical Bridge is designed to allow for a short implementation window of approximately four to eight weeks as compared to a custom development implementation, which can take upwards of six months.

"We designed Lawson Clinical Bridge to improve patient outcomes by enabling clinicians to spend less time focused on administrative tasks, and more time with their patients," said Jim Catalino, senior vice president and general manager, Lawson Healthcare. "By implementing Lawson Clinical Bridge, existing and new customers will have the ability to rapidly break down healthcare silos with greater efficiency to better facilitate the care delivery process. A net new healthcare solution since we've affiliated with Infor, we remain committed to serving and providing the technology that will drive the future of the healthcare industry."

For more information about Lawson Clinical Bridge, visit Lawson Software at Booth #1934 during the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.

Lawson Healthcare is the information technology partner that helps manage and connect the clinical, financial and operational information that allows providers to concentrate on their mission of delivering the best patient care possible. Lawson Healthcare has the combination of software, people and industry know-how to help improve the business of healthcare.

About Lawson Software
Lawson Software is an Infor affiliate with more than 4,500 customers worldwide, primarily in specific services, trade and manufacturing/distribution industries.