Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of test automation solutions and technical services exclusively to the healthcare industry, announced today that Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) has partnered with the firm to establish a comprehensive test automation program for its Epic EHR. SIH is a prominent multi-hospital health system dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of the many communities it serves.
“We are thrilled to expand a long-time relationship with SIH with our industry leading test automation program,” said Bill Leander, EVP/Chief Strategy Officer at Santa Rosa Consulting. “SIH has always been a thought leader when it comes to innovation toward the advancement of their mission. Like many organizations, they recognize that the traditional, manual testing simply cannot keep up with the growing complexity of their IT ecosystem coupled with increasingly frequent and complex Epic releases. Our test automation program, therefore, is a critical aspect of mitigating risks to patient safety, clinical care and revenue cycle integrity.”
“Santa Rosa’s test automation program is head and shoulders above anything else we found in the market. It will provide dual value by delivering significant time savings for our existing team to focus on higher value activities while also allowing us to dramatically increase testing capacity, scope and frequency without adding new staff,” said Megan McFarland, Interim CIO at SIH. “Santa Rosa has an extensive track record in delivering high-impact solutions to SIH, and we are confident test automation will do the same.”
Santa Rosa’s test automation program is the only end-to-end solution powered by Epic certified testing engineers and accelerated through a national library of Epic automated test scripts for all major modules. Automated test scripts are customized to each organization’s unique build and workflows. Santa Rosa’s engineers then meticulously update those scripts over time to reflect ongoing changes to Epic. Uninterrupted benefits are realized not only in testing but in system adoption, education and training, and optimization.
ABOUT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HEALTHCARE:
With nearly 4,000 physicians, advanced practice providers and staff, SIH is Southern Illinois’ second largest employer with a primary service area including Williamson, Jackson, Perry, Franklin, Johnson, Union and Saline counties. The organization is home to three hospitals (SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, SIH Herrin Hospital and SIH St. Joseph Memorial Hospital), the SIH Cancer Institute in Carterville, 30 family medicine and specialty practices, 11 outpatient rehabilitation facilities and the only trauma center in Illinois south of Springfield.
A not-for-profit safety net health system, SIH is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in Southern Illinois. As part of its mission and values to provide care to all people in the communities they serve, SIH provided nearly $120,000,000 in uncompensated care and over $5.4 million in charity care, or free and discounted services, to patients in FY 2018.
SIH continues to garner national quality honors for cardiac, stroke, bariatric, cancer, breast imaging and rehabilitation services and enjoys robust affiliations with the BJC Collaborative, Prairie Heart Institute and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago).