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July 24, 2013 - CEO of Seimens' Health Services Business Unit John Glaser, Ph.D. mentioned The Chester County Hospital while testifying at the US Senate Committee on Finance hearing on "Health Information Technology: Using it to Improve Care." He alludes to the success of the Hospital's workflow technology implementation to reduce instance of MRSA:
"Today, IT solutions enable care givers to expedite diagnosis and improve care delivery. This is achieved by eliminating duplicative or unnecessary testing; generating data that can be used in efforts to evaluate care practices; creating better access to a patient's medical history - anytime, anywhere; and by reducing instances of things that as a society we have deemed should not happen: medical errors, patient falls, hospital-acquired conditions, and preventable hospital readmissions.
"For instance, The Chester County Hospital, in West Chester, Pa., has used our solutions and our clinical workflow technology to reduce hospital-acquired MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections by 60%."
Last Updated: 7/25/2013