Carolinas Healthcare System Selects MedHub

19 August, 2004

Ann Arbor, Michigan — MedHub, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Michigan based medical software development company, has announced it has signed a contract with Charlotte, North Carolina based, Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) to license its MedHub medical residency management system for full enterprise installation.

The MedHub system is an integrated suite of modules developed to improve communication, information workflow and reporting for residency training program accreditation and Medicare reimbursement. The system replaces multiple databases and ad hoc processes with a single unified database and streamlined workflow.

MedHub uses a novel workflow approach that reduces overhead while it promotes increased Medicare reimbursement opportunities. More effective stakeholder collaboration decreases redundant effort. Error checking and audit routines decrease the potential for conflicting data that can lead to reduced Medicare reimbursement to the institution. Better documentation and communication reduces the possibility of residency program sanctions by accrediting bodies. ‘Sole source of truth’ tracking of resident activities leads to decreased institutional liability. Direct resident access to personalized information such as evaluation results, schedules, case logs and conference attendance allow them to take added ownership in their medical training and have a richer educational experience.

Residency program accreditation data managed by MedHub includes: complex rotation and call schedule generation, faculty and resident demographics, resident evaluations by faculty and peers, case logs, conference/grand rounds and resident duty hours. Institutional data managed by MedHub includes: cost reporting, affiliated institutional billing, Medicare reimbursement, FTE calculations and auditing functions.

MedHub is a secured, password-protected web-based interface that allows a diverse group of stakeholders real-time access to information essential to managing their respective specialized tasks. Stakeholders include: Medical residents, faculty, program administrators, paging, graduate medical education (GME), and hospital finance. Over 1,000 CHS stakeholders will interact with the MedHub system daily.

About CHS: CHS is the largest healthcare system in North and South Carolina. It is also the largest non-profit hospital management company in America. CHS is the fifth largest hospital system in the United States.