Revenue Cycle

Inside a CAH's IT decision-making process

Medicare Update for CAHs, February 8, 2012

Steven L. Kelley, president and CEO of Ellenville (NY) Regional Hospital admits that he’s a bit “fanatical” when it comes to efficiency. To show just how efficient things are at Ellenville, Kelley offered this little fact: In 2011, the average length of stay in the 25-bed, rural critical access hospital’s ED was 93 minutes. 

So perhaps it’s no surprise that when it came to choosing an EHR vendor, Kelley wanted to find the “best opportunity for getting to meaningful use in the shortest amount of time,” he says.

For him, that meant remote hosting.

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