News Stories

Lovelace adopts new tech, slashing previous amount of needed systems

Albuquerque Business First

Albuquerque Business First covered Lovelace Health System's go live on the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system in August, 2017. The new technology replaced 80 legacy systems for Lovelace. Read more at the link below. 

Lovelace launches Epic electronic health records

Albuquerque Journal

On Friday, August 25, Lovelace Health System went live with a new electronic health record (EHR), Epic. All Lovelace hospitals and clinics are using the software for a multitude of functions, including registration, billing, clinical applications and scheduling.

The Albuquerque Journal covered the story below. 

Lovelace Health System goes live with Epic electronic medical record for all clinics and hospitals

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Epic replaces 80 software systems to further improve the care, experience and work environment
 
ALBUQUERQUE, August 31, 2017 – Lovelace Health System recently launched a new electronic health record (EHR) system, Epic, which will afford patients a single health care record with the goal of improving quality, reducing costs and improving the patient experience.
 

Good Day New Mexico: Lovelace Medical Group Sleep Center

KOB

James Bradley, M.D., pulmonologist with Lovelace Medical Group, was on Good Day New Mexico discussing the Lovelace Sleep Center.

Why More Women Should Check Yelp Before Giving Birth

Healthline

Yelp recently started a hospital review section where patients can rank hospitals. Healthline interviewed Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women's services for Lovelace Health System regarding cesarean section rates and why women should research hospitals before determining where to give birth. 

The robo-doctor is in

The Albuquerque Journal

Lovelace Women's Hospital, the only hospital in New Mexico recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, recently attained a new daVinci Xi robotic surgical device. The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Mario J. Leyba, M.D., a general surgeon at the hospital, about the device's capabilities and the benefits of robotic surgery.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital establishes Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program to improve surgical patient outcomes

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Lovelace Women’s Hospital has announced they have formally established an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Colon Surgery program affiliated with the ERAS Society USA®.
 
As of May 1, 2017, all elective colon surgeries are included in the program. Additional surgical specialties are expected to be added in the future.
 

Consumer Reports Analysis: Most U.S. Hospitals’ C-Section Rates Exceeding National Targets

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports recently listed Lovelace Women’s Hospital as one of the U.S. hospitals in the large hospital category with the lowest C-section rates for the second year in a row.
 
According to Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, chief of women’s services at Lovelace Health System:

16 large hospitals with the lowest C-section rates

Becker's Hospital Review

Lovelace Women's Hospital was named to a list in Consumer Reports of large hospitals with the lowest rates of cesarean section in the U.S. Becker's Hospital Review reiterated the findings in a short article, which you can read below. 

Health entities fill prescription for efficiencies

Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Journal discusses ways that health care entities are working together to bring quality care to patients in Albuquerque and New Mexico. 

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