When Health Partners New England decided to open a new facility in Devens, MA, to meet the need for more behavioral health care, they chose the CareVue electronic health record (EHR) for clinical support.
“Building a hospital from the ground up is not a project for the faint of heart, I can tell you that, but we couldn’t be more pleased with the results,” said HPNE and TaraVista founder and CEO Michael P. Krupa, Ed. D. “I believe TaraVista will serve as a model for how to ensure patient safety and comfort while providing effective, patient-oriented care. That wouldn’t be possible without a comprehensive healthcare IT system, and CareVue meets every clinical need without overwhelming the budget.”
Innovations abound at TaraVista to ensure patient safety. Blinds are housed between two panes of glass and are patient-operable via safe devices, as are special vents for fresh air and outdoor sounds. Towel racks in bathrooms give way when a modest amount of pressure is applied. Furniture is light enough to be moved but too heavy to throw. Hallways telescope so staff can monitor all patients from one station.