Siemens deploys Soarian HIM at Southern California provider

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Siemens Medical Solutions has installed Soarian HIM (health information management) at Universal Health Services' (UHS) Southwest Healthcare, a two-hospital group in Southern California.

The HIM department, business office and patient intake areas at Southwest are now managing all financial and clinical documents online. Additionally, the physician chart completion capabilities of Soarian HIM were brought online earlier this month and are already in use by Southwest Healthcare's emergency room physicians, Siemens said.

Southwest's Soarian HIM is being deployed as a hosted system through Siemens Application Service Provider (ASP) capabilities.

According to Siemens, Soarian HIM enables the creation of an Online Medical Record (OMR), an exact copy of the paper medical record. In addition, Soarian HIM adds workflow modules to provide support for chart deficiency analysis, physician chart completion, coding management, disclosure management, release of information and abstracting.