The Advantages

  1. Foregoing large capital expenditures:
    Purchasing, implementing, and supporting clinical software applications represent significant costs. So much so, that it is often prohibitive for small facilities to undertake. By adopting an ASP “free-for-service” solution, the “price” hurdle can be overcome.
  2. Scalability:
    Budget constraints do not hinder a facility’s ability to have the system grow as it needs to grow. With either incremental or exponential growth in usage, the facility only pays for the amount it needs.
  3. Timely updates in performance and functionality:
    Instead of investing in software and hardware that can become obsolete in short order, an ASP solution allows the facility to leverage its position with the vendor to stay ahead of the ever quickening pace of technological innovations.
  4. Attracting qualified IT personnel while lowering costs:
    By partnering with a vendor that provides an ASP solution, facilities can enjoy the benefits of having qualified IT personnel support their clinical applications

Proven Technology At Client Sites

DocPatient Network operates a sophisticated ASO solution that services eight hospitals from a single data center in Pennsylvania. The hospitals are spread over three time zones and five states. And more facilities will soon be added. Applications for Order Management, Clinical Documentation, Clinical Data Repository, Laboratory and Anatomic Pathology, all run from this single data center. Connection is via both Frame Relay (an already existing WAN) and WPN (Virtual Private Network).

Second Generations, Integrated Clinical Systems

DPN's second generation of web-based clinical systems is an integrated solution that provides access to the entire clinical history of any patient who has ever been served at your facility, and immediate access to critical data throughout the entire continuum of care.

  • Fewer screen changes (dashboard design)
  • Intuitive user interface (use of tabs and frames)
  • Increased functionality
  • Seamless integration of new applications
  • Improved scalability through better architecture
  • Improved multi-site capability
  • Load balancing and fail-over
  • Full relational database with XML standardization
  • Greater reporting flexibility
  • The ability to integrate other data sets (e.g. drug interactions)