The assignment of the Aa3 rating is supported by LPCH's strong balance sheet, dominate market position, superior clinical reputation, favorable revenue growth, generally strong operating performance, and its ownership by Aaa-rated Stanford University.
The stable outlook reflects our expectation that following completion of the new hospital in Summer 2017, and an expected dip in both operating performance and balance sheet strength, LPCH will return to strong performance, continue to grow its balance sheet, and begin to digest its high debt load.
The bonds are secured by a gross revenue pledge of the obligated group of which LPCH is the sole member.
LPCH has tested asynchronous alerting through various methods including the development of a "highly elaborate tab," according to Pageler.
In addition, LPCH has developed a patient care and quality dashboard, which has an enhanced healthcare related checklist included in the EMR.
Instead, leveraging a platform called the Stanford Translational Research Integrated Database Environment (STRIDE), which acquires and stores all patient data contained in the electronic medical record (EMR) at LPCH and provides immediate text-searching capability, the articles authors were able to perform an automated cohort review and come to a diagnostically valuable conclusion about the patient in question.
Longhurst, LPCH's CMIO, spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland on the eve of the publication of the NEJM article and shared his perspectives on the implications for automation-assisted patient care from this development.
, in 2003, signed a contract with a commercial EMR vendor (Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo.) and in the fall of 2005 replaced its legacy system functionality as part of a phase 1 implementation.
has provided iPads to some of its physicians, including in its neonatal ICU.