Apollo EPMM® Implemented at Sharp HealthCare
Falls Church, VA – November 17, 2014 – Apollo, the leading provider of clinical multimedia management solutions, today announced that it has successfully deployed its premiere product, Apollo EPMM® (Enterprise Patient Multimedia Manager), at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. Sharp clinicians are now using Apollo EPMM in the first departments to roll out – Dermatology and Gastroenterology – at multiple Sharp facilities. Other departments will quickly follow as Sharp takes full advantage of Apollo EPMM’s interoperability capabilities to seamlessly share clinical multimedia between Apollo EPMM and Sharp’s other healthcare IT systems.
After conducting extensive research to identify the best enterprise imaging solution to meet their operational needs, Sharp selected Apollo EPMM as the way forward to achieve the enterprise’s clinical multimedia and imaging outreach goals. Sharp clinicians are effectively accessing all clinical multimedia regardless of format within the clinical workflow to collaborate on patient care. With pictures, video, and audio as part of the clinical workflow, their clinicians are able to more effectively interact with and treat their patients.
“Implementing Apollo EPMM enables us to provide a truly patient-centric view for every specialist and provider across our large healthcare enterprise’” said Dr. Rick LeMoine, Sharp HealthCare CMIO. “The first stage of the rollout went remarkably smoothly given all the moving parts. Apollo staff were dedicated to making the project a success. They supplied innovative solutions when we hit a snag, even if Apollo EPMM was not the cause. This was a true team of Sharp personnel and Apollo and multiple vendors.”
“Sharp joins a growing list of hospitals with a unique combined focus on information availability, collaboration, and controlling costs as a foundation to bring about industry best practices,” Mark Newburger, Apollo CEO, said. “Our vision is to provide comprehensive software and services to the medical community through ease-of-use solutions which aid in workflow efficiency and better patient care. Using the provider’s own best practices more efficiently, Apollo EPMM brings the ability to collaborate with clinical multimedia across the entire provider team in a cost-effective, flexible, compliant and secure environment. The result is a more integrated clinical team and improved patient outcomes at a lower cost.”