Abington Memorial Hospital Celebrates Milestone with Alpha ImageWorks® Release of Information Module
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA — Abington Memorial Hospital, part of Abington Health, recently achieved a major milestone in its Clinical Information Services Department. As of last week, the members of the Release of Information Team successfully fulfilled 100,000 release of information requests over an eight-and-a-half year period utilizing the Alpha ImageWorks Release of Information Module. Alpha ImageWorks is an Electronic Document Management software solution that supports quick and secure retrieval of health information, ensuring no breakdowns or bottlenecks occur in a hospital’s quest to provide timely access to electronic data. Through use of the Alpha ImageWorks application, Abington Memorial Hospital has been able to process hundreds of Release of Information requests on a weekly basis while maintaining the confidentiality required by federal and state statutes. The Alpha ImageWorks ROI module gives hospitals and health systems the power to rapidly respond to requests from patients, physicians, insurance companies, and legal entities.
To celebrate the milestone, Alpha Systems President, Scott Griffith, and Director of Client Services, Jordan Bires, hosted a luncheon to celebrate the partnership and congratulate the department on all their hard work.
“As a customer of Alpha Systems for nearly 36 years, we are proud of Abington for adapting to the evolution occurring within healthcare,” said Griffith. “Abington Health is using Alpha ImageWorks throughout the patient lifecycle to improve patient care and this ROI milestone is a key example. It is an honor to be a part of their accomplishments.”
“The Alpha Release of Information System has been an asset to the Clinical Information Services Department (CIS) at Abington Memorial Hospital, helping staff members securely process more than 100,000 requests for medical information in an eight-and-a-half year period,” said Theresa Dean Jones, director of Clinical Information Services, at Abington Memorial Hospital. “Staff and management appreciate the support provided by the Alpha Systems team.”
About Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington Health is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington and Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township. Abington Health also includes five convenient outpatient facilities, Abington Health Center - Schilling in Willow Grove, Abington Health Center - Warminster in Bucks County, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell, Abington Health Center-Lower Gwynedd and Abington Health Center – Montgomeryville in North Wales. Together, these facilities serve more than 39,000 inpatients, 134,000 emergency patients and over 653,000 outpatient visits annually.
More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. Additionally, Abington Health Physicians is an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington Health has more than 6,000 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.