“Implementation of the Lexmark VNA is part of our strategy for an enterprise solution to manage all of our supporting patient content,” said Kari Cassel, chief information officer at UF Health Shands. “Lexmark’s ability to integrate its VNA solution with our Epic EMR system will enable us to construct a more comprehensive picture of the patient, providing a stronger basis for clinical decision-making and collaboration around patient care. The Lexmark VNA will support our goal to provide any UF Health Shands clinician a location-independent ability to view patient information within Epic.”
“With Lexmark VNA as part of our medical imaging platform, UF Health Shands will be able to manage growing volumes of clinical content and move with the market as it changes,” said Jasen Kloeppel, director of data management and disaster recovery at UF Health Shands. “It will help us solve issues created by existing applications that won’t talk to each other by eliminating data silos and breaking down barriers to information sharing, ultimately giving our physicians the ability to easily access patient images and other supporting content from any application or device.”
“Lexmark vendor neutral archive technology gives UF Health Shands Hospital the ability to access and transfer all relevant clinical content quickly and accurately, improving interoperability and yielding timely and informed healthcare decisions,” said Reynolds C. Bish, vice president Lexmark and president, Enterprise Software. “Lexmark provides healthcare customers with secure access to precise information in real time, enabling clinicians to make more informed decisions at the point of care."
About UF Health Shands Hospital
UF Health, the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast, is a collaboration of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands. The UF Health Shands family of hospitals and network of faculty practices plus UF health colleges, research centers and institutes fall under the UF Health umbrella, which extends to a regional campus in Jacksonville. UF Health also has a statewide presence through satellite medical, dental and nursing clinics staffed by UF health professionals and through affiliations with community-based health care facilities stretching from Hialeah and Miami to the Florida Panhandle.
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