HOSPITALS CREATE TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Shawnee Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Two regional hospitals, SoutheastHEALTH
headquartered in Cape Girardeau and Missouri Delta Medical
Center based in Sikeston have partnered in a new company, Servir
to fulfill medical data needs.
The newly opened technology facility in Cape Girardeau
will create a common networking and data storage operation that
will be utilized by both healthcare institutions.
Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont
Place, Ltd., who represented the building owner in the
transaction, announced that SoutheastHEALTH had leased 11,000
square-feet in the Shawnee Center development located on Shawnee
Parkway and South Silver Springs Road in Cape Girardeau.
The anchor space in the development was formerly occupied
by Station West, a decorating center.
The hospital announced that it has invested over $3.5
million in the facility to meet upcoming federal mandates for
electronic medical records.
Kelsey said he understands the new technology hub is
connected to both the Cape Girardeau and Sikeston hospitals via
fiber-optic cable and Southeast’s facility in Ripley County will
be on-line within a year.
Within the next few months all
SoutheastHEALTH and Delta Medical Center employees will be able
to tap in on the huge medical electronics data base housed in
the 11,000 square-foot tech center via 2,900 computers
will also be available to the hospital’s physician offices.
This will provide healthcare professionals an opportunity
to view vital patient records instantaneously, even as they are
being transferred to the hospital in emergency situations. The
hospitals have also announced that within two years video phone
conferencing will also be in place allowing for telemedicine
applications to be utilized. Ultimately this will enable allow
for patients and doctors to video conference for follow up
visits rather than driving to the healthcare facility.