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4DRIVINGchangeANNUALREPORTFY2013BONSECOURSHEALTHSYSTEMPalliativeCarePalliativecarecanbeprovidedtoanyoneoanyageandatanystageoanillnesswhethertheillnessiscurablechronicorliethreateningtorelievesymptomssuchaspainanxietyorlossoappetite.Itisappropriateorpatientsundergoingdicultmedicaltreatmentsorprocedureslikechemotherapyorsurgery.InFY2013BonSecoursHealthSystemsPalliativeCareCouncilbroughttogetherlocalsystemleadersinpalliativecaretocreateandimplementimprovementsinpalliationincludingearliersymptomsmanagementandchronicdiseasemanagementtoenhancethequalityolieorpatientsandtheiramilymembers.GettheShotNottheFluBonSecoursHealthSystemenactedafushotpolicyinFY2013asjustonemoresaeguardoremployeespatientsandresidentswhoarevulnerabletocontractandspreadthefu.TheseasonalinfuenzavaccineisnowrequiredorallBonSecoursemployeesaliatedmedicalstavolunteersandotherswhoworkinBonSecoursacilitiesincludingadultvolunteerscontractorsandvendorswhodobusinesswithBonSecoursHealthSystem.IndividualswhochoosenottogetthefuvaccinationarerequiredtowearasurgicalmaskatworkorthedurationothefuseasonwhenworkingatanyBonSecourspatientorresidentcareacility.MedicalRecordAdoptionModelEMRAMwhichisusedtotrackprogressathospitalsandhealthsystems.HIMSSrecognitionoBonSecoursambulatoryclinicsincluded107providersin31practicesprimaryandspecialtycarelocatedinBonSecoursVirginiaHealthSystemsRichmondandHamptonRoadscommunities.BonSecoursHealthSystemtwooitslocalsystemsBonSecoursSt.FrancisHealthSystemandBonSecoursVirginiaHealthSystemandoneBonSecourshospitalOurLadyoBelleonteHospitalachievedMostWiredstatusin2013.HospitalsHealthNetworksthefagshippublicationotheAmericanHospitalAssociationsponsorstheannualMostWiredSurveyconsideredbymanyasanindustry-standardbenchmarkstudythatmeasurestheleveloITadoptioninU.S.hospitalsandhealthsystems.BonSecoursConnectCareOnepatientonerecordisthevisionthatlaunchedBonSecoursConnectCarethehealthsystemselectronicmedicalrecordEMRsystemwhoserstgo-livetookplaceinJuly2008atBonSecoursSt.FrancisHealthSysteminGreenvilleSouthCarolina.TodayConnectCarehasbeenimplementedthroughoutBonSecoursHealthSystemsacutehospitalambulatoryandphysicianpracticesettings.InveyearsthehealthsystemhasbecomearecognizedleaderintheimplementationanduseotheEMRsystemitssuccessinlargepartduetothestrongleadershipoclinicaloperationalandtechnologyteams.HIMSSAnalyticsrecognizedBonSecoursinJuly2013asoneothersthealthsystemsinthenationtoachieveStage7EMRadoptionoritsphysiciansthehighestlevelontheElectronic