CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the successful implementation of the first phase of Fletcher Allen Health Care’s comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system, PRISM (Patient Record and Information Systems Management), after a 15-month planning and implementation period. PRISM is now operational in the hospital’s inpatient areas as well as the Emergency Department, Walk-In Care Center, and inpatient pharmacy. Fletcher Allen is now positioned to meet the regulatory requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Under ARRA, hospitals will receive monetary incentives if they demonstrate “meaningful use” of EHRs by 2011.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/CSCLOGO(link is external))Benefits of the new EHR system from Epic include ease of viewing all patient information in one place; accessibility of patient information from remote locations; ability for multiple parties to concurrently check patient information; and instant access to medical orders. To date, Fletcher Allen’s providers are entering 92 percent of all medical orders electronically (and 96 percent of all medication orders), reducing the turnaround time for receiving medications and tests, and enhancing the accuracy of clinical documentation.”We adopted an electronic health record to improve safety and quality of care for patients,” said Sandra Dalton, senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Fletcher Allen. “With CSC’s healthcare expertise and track record in clinical systems implementation and improvement, we have succeeded in completing the first phase of our project on budget, on schedule and in just 15 months. We hope other hospitals are encouraged by our achievement.””The success of this project proves that EHRs can be implemented quickly and effectively,” said Deward Watts, president of CSC’s Healthcare Group. “The commitment of Fletcher Allen’s senior executive team, including the medical staff leadership, was crucial to its completion. When combined with CSC’s clinical and technical expertise, it enabled Fletcher Allen to rapidly move from a manual process to an electronic system where nearly all medical orders are being entered automatically.”As part of the project, CSC provided clinical transformation consulting services and IT design, building, testing and activation support. When completed, PRISM will be operational throughout Fletcher Allen including the hospital’s more than 30 facilities in Vermont as well as affiliated medical practices, which include approximately 750 physicians. CSC continues to offer technology support services to Fletcher Allen as the hospital prepares to conduct phases two and three of the project, which are slated to be complete by the end of 2010.CSC’s Healthcare Group, which serves healthcare providers, health plans, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and allied industries around the world, is a global leader in transforming the healthcare industry through the effective use of information to improve healthcare outcomes, decision-making and operating efficiency.About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center – providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York – and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region. For more information about Fletcher Allen, visit our Web site atwww.fletcherallen.org(link is external).About CSCCSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com(link is external). Source: CSC. FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 22, 2009 /PRNewswire/ —
Robert (Bobby) Wood, 65, of Versailles passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on March 17, 1955 the son of A. Everett and Myrle Hankins Wood. He was married to Dotty Lovins on October 5, 1972 and his wife of 47 years survives. Other survivors include two daughters Bridget (Rob) Back of Versailles and Kelly (Dave) Gutzwiller of Batesville; one son Daren (Lisa May) Wood of Canaan; one brother Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood of Versailles; one sister Carol Berry of Versailles; grandchildren Ethan & Katie Back, Sally and Joe Mortenson, Andy and Zach Gutzwiller, and Robbie and Ashlee Wood; great-grandchildren Anna and Seth Back. He was preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Wood was a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School. Bobby was an active member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, IN. At the age of 13 he professed his faith in Christ and spent his entire life serving. In the church he served as a Deacon, Treasure, Sunday School teacher, Secretary, Trustee, Song leader, VBS volunteer, he faithfully sang in the church choir. Bobby’s life of serving went beyond the walls of the church; he also served throughout his community. His most recent way to serve the community was as co-owner of the Versailles IGA with his son Daren. He was pleased to play Christian music in the store and used every opportunity given to share the love of Christ, the IGA store was his mission field. He took very seriously the ministry God gave him at the store. Bobby even stated the reason he started the IGA business was to be able to support the ministry of the After School Good News Clubs, a ministry through (CEF) Child Evangelism Fellowship. His passion was to see people come to Christ. Bobby used his business skills to successfully start several other businesses including Bob’s Dog Supply, R. L. Wood Excavating, and Dotty’s Bulk Food Store. He also spent time in sales and management at Wood Farm & Industrial Supply in Versailles.He deeply loved his wife Dotty and his family and spending time with them was very important to him. Anyone who knew him was his friend and would quickly become like family. Funeral services for Bobby will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to CEF, Bear Creek Baptist Church, Friendship Fire Department or Southeaster Baptist Youth Camp in care of the funeral home.
Press Association Rooney was introduced as a 60th-minute substitute on Saturday as David Moyes’ reign as Manchester United manager began with a resounding 4-1 win at Swansea. Moyes has spent the majority of the summer insisting that Rooney is not for sale after Chelsea made two bids for the 27-year-old, who did not feature in pre-season. Wayne Rooney refused to be drawn on the speculation surrounding his future as he spoke publicly for the first time since he was linked with a move to Chelsea. United say Rooney has been unable to play because of injuries to his hamstring, and then to his shoulder, but the former Everton man was deemed fit enough to play 65 minutes of England’s 3-2 win over Scotland on Wednesday night. Such has been the furore caused by Rooney’s spat with Sir Alex Ferguson towards the end of last season, and Chelsea’s interest in him, that the striker has not spoken in public since his former manager dropped him in May. But he would not comment on the matter following Wednesday’s game against the Scots. “I am here to talk about England,” Rooney said when questioned about speculation regarding his future. Rooney was more forthcoming about his desire to get some playing time under his belt. Rooney had to come home from the club’s tour of Asia after a hamstring strain last month and he then suffered a shoulder injury playing in an unofficial friendly against Real Betis a fortnight ago. The 27-year-old trained with the United reserves – at his own request – in order to boost his fitness ahead of the Scotland game and he has been frustrated by his injury situation. “You are always looking forward to a good pre-season, it’s important you do that, but I had the injury to my hamstring and the injury to my shoulder so it’s disappointing, but I’ve had to deal with it and I have been working hard to try to get myself fit again,” Rooney added. “I’ve missed pre-season with a couple of injuries but I played a few minutes (against Scotland) and hopefully I can kick on now.” Given United’s inactivity in the transfer market this summer, Moyes is determined to hang on to Rooney and even another bid from Chelsea may not be enough to persuade United’s new manager to part with the forward he helped mould in to a star at Everton. But it is not just United who need Rooney – England want him fully match fit too. Roy Hodgson’s men had to twice come from behind to beat Scotland on Wednesday, and they will have to be at their best if they are to record two vital wins over Moldova and Ukraine in just over two weeks’ time. “I’m lacking that sharpness but hopefully that will come with a few matches under my belt,” he said, “I think it’s important that I play. Hopefully I can get them games in and that will obviously make it better for the World Cup qualifiers coming up.” Montenegro are two points clear of England at the top of Group H, but even though the Three Lions have a match in hand, Ukraine are also threatening Hodgson’s men after their 4-0 win in Podgorica in June. Rooney, who scored for England against Brazil in the Maracana earlier this summer, is desperate to go back to Rio for the World Cup. “It’s massively important we qualify,” he added. “We are in a good position. We have four games left and we have the players to do it so hopefully we can get there.”
Published on February 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Cheers in unison broke out for freshman C.J. Fair. For the niche player who keeps to himself, Wednesday was his Carrier Dome coming-out party.After a road trip during which the mild-mannered freshman amplified his role as a lengthy, heady player for Syracuse, Fair was doing the same in front of the Dome crowd. His name was chanted by the crowd of 26,904. When he was whistled for a foul in the second half, they howled in his defense.And why not? He had perhaps his best game in the Dome: 12 points, five rebounds and two blocks.‘I just try to help the team as best I can,’ Fair said. ‘I know my job. Not to come out here and try to be the leading scorer and all that stuff. On defense, when I get in the game, try to get us going.’Fair sparked the Orange off the bench Wednesday. On a night when Syracuse’s most dependable player — Rick Jackson — wasn’t dependable, Fair stepped up, even if the final result was a 64-56 Syracuse loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut to Fair and SU wing Kris Joseph, it’s no surprise. Joseph said he isn’t a freshman any longer, the same honor the junior bestowed on freshman Baye Moussa Keita after defeating Connecticut last week. Fair hasn’t been a freshman in Joseph’s eyes for a while. He is doing what he has always been able to bring to the table.‘He finds his spot and he executes,’ Joseph said. ‘He takes advantage of his opportunity. If he has the opportunity to score the basketball, he will try to make a play.’Fair was effective for the third straight game Wednesday, but it was the first at home. After missing three games earlier in the season with an ankle injury, Fair excelled on SU’s last road trip. He had seven points, nine rebounds and three blocks against South Florida on Saturday. He registered six points, four rebounds, a block and a steal against Connecticut last Wednesday.The play that yielded the student section’s loudest cheers for Fair was the longest possession in the game. With 57 seconds remaining in the first half, Georgetown worked the shot clock as Chris Wright missed a 3. Julian Vaughn grabbed an offensive board only to have Fair swat it away emphatically.The Hoyas would eventually hit a 3. But in the time it took for the refs to retrieve the ball and for Georgetown to convert, Fair’s name was already ringing through the Dome. Due to his relentlessness.Said Joseph: ‘Even if he misses, he will try to be aggressive.’Syracuse loses to archrival at home for first time in nine yearsJohn Thompson III didn’t start his opening remarks with anything that took place during Wednesday’s 64-56 win over Syracuse. He didn’t begin by talking about his team’s seventh Big East win in a row.Instead, Thompson talked about the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry and how he just won his first game ever inside the Carrier Dome.Thompson referenced the date Feb. 13, 1980, and repeated the words of his father, John Thompson Jr., who on that date said the infamous words, ‘Manley Field House is closed.’ He said it was one of the most significant and talked-about moments in Big East history.And although his father was the one who ‘closed’ Manley Field House with a win in the old arena’s final SU-Georgetown basketball game, the younger Thompson had never won at the Dome in his seven seasons leading the Hoyas.He said coming into this game, he was well aware of that.‘This is my seventh year, and this is my first win up here,’ Thompson said. ‘So I’ve been thinking the last couple years that the man upstairs said, ‘OK, he closed down Manley, but your ancestors, your lineage, none of them are going to win at the new place.’‘Me and the man upstairs had a little talk this week, and I’m glad he lifted whatever dust he sprinkled on top of us.’Syracuse against Georgetown, Thompson said, is what the Big East is all about. It helped foster what is now considered by many to be the best college basketball conference in the country.After six tries, Thompson finally notched a victory inside the Dome. After years of trying, it was this year’s senior-heavy group that broke through and won.‘It feels good,’ Georgetown guard Chris Wright said. ‘It was something we focused on, and not only was it coach’s first time, but it was our first time, too. We just did what we had to do to win the game.’[email protected]@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+