From Charlotte Walton-Sweeney, Director, Health Information Management
Lancaster General Health will begin using iMed Consent, a procedure-specific consent application developed by Taylor Healthcare, in April. The pilot will begin with LG Health Physicians Surgical Group, Family & Maternity Medicine and Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.
iMed, which interfaces with eHealth (Epic), was established by physicians for physicians to improve the procedure-specific consent process and documentation. The application contains over 3,500 treatments and procedures, with supplemental patient education documents that can be used in conjunction with the consent. The use of iMed consents will help LG Health better meet regulatory standards and accommodate Pennsylvania state-mandated content.
iMed will aid in the reduction of wrong-site surgery and improve patient safety. iMed integrates into our eHealth workflows and allows the end user to access iMed directly from Epic. Additionally, LG Health will improve adherence to regulatory standards and compliance. Procedure-specific consents and educational support documents will improve patient satisfaction.
iMed is used by over 250 hospitals across the United States, including UCLA and Parkland Hospital, as well as the VA hospital system.
Please contact Scott Border or Charlotte Walton-Sweeney for more information on this project.