At the Hospitals: Jan. 3, 2016
Alice Peck Day Adopts Electronic Registration System
Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital has adopted an electronic patient registration system.
Patients arriving for appointments at APD’s outpatient clinics now check themselves in using a digital tablet provided by Phreesia, a health care software company.
The tablet, which has a wireless connection, is used to collect insurance updates, co-pays, outstanding balances and patient health information, the hospital said in a news release.
Patients can use the tablets to verify their information and make payments via cash, check or credit card.
The new system is designed to reduce check-in time and the amount of paperwork patients are asked to complete, the hospital said.
It also will provide updates to the electronic health record.
“Patients will appreciate the ease and security which accompanies Phreesia,” said Dr. Brian Lombardo, medical director of the hospital’s Robert A. Mesropian Community Care Center.
Hospital staff will use the web-based program Phreesia Dashboard to review and verify insurance, view patient information changes, collect co-pays, and track collections.
American Legion Members Visit Veterans
Lebanon — Members of Lebanon American Legion Post 22 brought some holiday cheer to Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare on Christmas Eve.
The visitors delivered candy and personal care items to the veteran residents and employees of the skilled nursing facility, which also has a transitional care unit.
“The Legion brought them all gifts of nice personal items, such as special lotions, shampoos, body washes, candy, chocolates and peanut brittle,” Lebanon Center Genesis Administrator Martha Chesley said in an email.
“The biggest gift of all was spending time with them and the remembrance for all they did for our country.”
Lebanon Center Genesis is a partner in the We Honor Veterans program, a collaboration between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs that recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving care for veterans.
Of Lebanon Center’s 110 patients and residents, 28 are veterans. Eight of its employees are veterans.
In a news release, Chesley said she appreciates the American Legion members’ thoughtfulness.
“It is our honor and privilege to care for and work with those who served our country,” she said. “It is also our privilege to work with such devoted community members such as the American Legion Post 22, in making our veterans feel so honored and remembered.”
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso