March, 2012 Franklin, MA JACO, Inc. the industry leader in the design and fabrication of healthcare workstations on wheels (WOWs) is thrilled to announce that The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has selected JACO for its upcoming Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation.  Combining Epic’s powerful healthcare information software on JACO’s UltraLite lithium iron phosphate powered mobile carts, UMMC is poised to provide comprehensive electronic medical recordkeeping for its schedule launch on June 1st, 2012.

In addition to rolling out a new line of state-of-the-art computer carts UMMC will be installing SmartPower stations through their facilities.  SmartPower is a wall mounted charging station that provides clinicians with a simple, fast and effective way to recharge mobile workstations and to maximize the life of a battery system investment.  SmartPower will provide the following benefits to the University of Mississippi Medical Center:

  • Improved workflow efficiency with highly visible charging stations
  • Proper waist height ergonomic charging to help reduce on the job injuries
  • Helps to eliminate cord clutter and fraying that can create potentially hazardous conditions
  • Keeps carts charged helping extend battery life which dramatically lowered cost of ownership

With the implementation of EPIC’s integrated software package, UMMC will be able to deliver a heightened level of care to its community while at the same time lowering costs. Modernizing its healthcare workflow with a word-class Electronic Healthcare Software (EHS), administrators at UMMC have committed to investing in the future of its staff and training the physicians of tomorrow while improving care.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Located in Jackson, the state’s only academic health science center, UMMC encompasses six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the Oxford campus.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 2,500 students. The Medical Center’s missions are to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow’s health-care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income or social status.

About EPIC
Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children’s organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems. Our integrated software spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home. Epic’s on-time, on-budget track record is one of the best in healthcare, as rated by independent reviewers. Epic software is quick to implement, easy to use and highly interoperable through industry standards. Information is shared securely in two ways: Care Everywhere, where the doctor controls the flow of data across organizations, and the Lucy PHR, where patients control their own health information.  Founded in 1979, Epic is private and employee-owned. We develop, install and support all our applications in-house. Epic’s leadership team includes clinicians, developers and process experts – people deeply experienced in patient care and healthcare technology

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