Saint Luke’s Health System Selects Central Logic ForeFront™ To Support Patient Transfer Center

Kansas City, Mo.-Based Regional Healthcare Network Turns to Industry-Leading
Patient Flow Solution to Facilitate More Efficient Transfer Coordination

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — March 10, 2011 – Central Logic, the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative patient flow software and consultative expertise, today announced Saint Luke’s Health System (Saint Luke’s), an award-winning regional healthcare network headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has purchased and deployed Central Logic ForeFront™ to support its patient transfer center managed out of the system’s flagship facility, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top medical organizations by multiple media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and Thomson Reuters, Saint Luke’s will use the customized, Web-based software application to facilitate logistics and documentation requirements of patient movements in and out of the 11-hospital system serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

“For Saint Luke’s and other regional health systems servicing large geographical areas, a patient transfer center addresses common financial, operational, and care-related issues associated with patient movements,” said Darin Vercillo, MD, co-founder and chief executive officer of Central Logic, and a practicing hospital physician. “However, to work effectively, it requires full-featured software that can help hospital staff manage every detail related to a given patient transfer. Central Logic ForeFront is specifically designed to handle all of these requirements with ease and speed, and to eliminate many of the administrative headaches that typically hamper productivity or interfere with medical treatment obligations. With Central Logic ForeFront, patient transfers become a benefit, in terms of revenue generation and operational excellence, rather than a burden.”

Central Logic ForeFront is a powerful, easy-to-use Web-based software application designed to streamline patient flow between medical facilities, and securely capture and deliver critical patient movement information to physicians and hospital administrative personnel. In addition, the product gives hospital and medical staff the ability to simultaneously and efficiently manage all types of patient transfers, quickly correlate patient admissions, and facilitate swift, accurate decisions based on individual patient needs, doctor availability, and the facility’s bandwidth to accommodate new patients.

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About Central Logic, Inc.
Central Logic is the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative patient flow software and consultative expertise. Since 2005, the company’s solutions have transformed patient transfer processes for some of the nation’s most respected medical systems and hospitals, including Cleveland Clinic, Sutter Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Wake Forest University, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and HCA. Central Logic’s Web-based solutions have the proven ability to improve patient care, increase hospital efficiency, and reduce costs. Based just outside Salt Lake City, Central Logic works collaboratively with physicians, administrators, and staff to design and deliver practical transfer center and patient flow solutions that increase patient throughput while conserving internal resources. For more information, please visit https://www.centrallogic.com.

About Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System has been bringing medical advances — from the first kidney dialysis to the first heart hospital — to Kansas City, Mo. and the world for more than 125 years. A faith-based, not-for-profit health system, Saint Luke’s has provided high- quality, innovative care to patients in Kansas City since 1882, and has earned worldwide recognition for excellence, including the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The organization, ranked among America’s best hospitals for heart, heart surgery, urology and gynecology by U.S. News & World Report, delivers award-winning care through 11 hospitals and related health services in the Kansas City area and surrounding region. For more information, please visit https://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org.