Blog posts tagged with Innovation

  • Planning with Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

    Kathleen Pacyna
    December 05, 2012

    When Allscripts began the process of designing our new Sunrise Financial Manager (SFM), we had the rarest of opportunities…the chance to start over with hindsight. Our plans included moving SFM to the same technology platform as our clinical solutions. Tapping clinical data as part of the revenue cycle is a smart way to boost cleaner claims and more timely payments. Read more…

  • I’m a Diabetic Cyborg and Proud of It.

    A. Doran
    November 30, 2012

    When I was a freshman in college I came down with a nasty cold. The cold symptoms went away but not the fatigue, weight loss and constant thirst…and I mean constant. I had an appointment at the health center later on, but my 8:00 am class professor told me in no uncertain terms that I should go that morning. Thank goodness she was one of the favorite professors I had there, and I was a little scared of her (in a good way), so I went early. Read more…

  • Shareable Ink in the Spotlight, Producing MU with Allscripts Open Architecture

    Suzanne Cogan
    November 19, 2012

    “As I had hoped, with a little innovative, outside-the-box thinking, we succeeded in getting technology to work for us without changing our practice to suit the technology.” Read more…

  • A Developer’s Perspective on Winning with Open Systems

    Brock Heinz
    October 16, 2012

    EDITOR’S NOTE: On September 28-29, Allscripts hosted a Health 2.0 Codeathan in our Chicago headquarters, challenging developers to connect their applications to Allscripts EHR. Brock Heinz of Spaulding Clinical connected his cloud-based EKG system to the UAI and saved EKG documents into a patient’s records in only 2.5 hours. Here’s Brock’s take on why open architectures are so important for healthcare IT. Read more…

  • The Stakes are High for Allscripts Open App Challenge

    Tina Joros
    October 09, 2012

    The energy just surged at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco with Allscripts announcement about our Open App Challenge. The program motivates developers and vendors to “Start a Revolution” with apps that tap into Allscripts Open EHR software and improve patient outcomes in a measurable way. The stakes are high with more than $750,000 in prizes. The overall winner takes home $250,000. Read more…

  • Time to Hit the Pause Button on Meaningful Use?

    Art Swanson
    September 13, 2012

    That was one of the key questions raised in Tuesday’s Health IT Meaningful Usability Summit 2012 in Washington, DC, part of National Health IT Week. The summit attracted representatives from government, academia, payers, healthcare IT vendors, and non-profits. I was there representing Allscripts, where I serve as Director of User Experience. The summit attendees focused on a handful of key points related to usability: safety and usability; radical industry transformation; open and modular systems and data; and a consumer focus in Health IT. Read more…

  • Toward a learning health system

    Rich Elmore
    July 12, 2012

    This past year, I took a leave of absence from Allscripts to serve as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) coordinator for Query Health, an Open Government Initiative that is establishing standards, policies and services for distributed population queries of clinical records. Read more…

  • Learn from Two HIE Success Stories (webcast)

    Todd Stein
    July 05, 2012

    Innovative workflow solutions play a key role in the deployment of connected healthcare. Two industry thought leaders recently got together to discuss their experience in this area: Read more…

  • Banner Health’s ACO Model for Case Management

    Todd Stein
    May 17, 2012

    Many observers, including the analyst firm IDC Health Insights, have noted the critical role of care management software in accountable care organizations (ACOs). For a closer look at how one health system has used care management technology to create the foundation for an ACO, we recently read this excellent peer-reviewed article (requires download fee or subscription to Professional Case Management) by Linda Stutz, BSN, MBA, Senior Director for Case Management at Banner Health. Read more…

  • The Infobutton: ONC Gets it Right

    Douglas Gentile
    May 10, 2012

    The ONC’s proposed rule for Electronic Health Record certification under Stage 2 Meaningful Use includes one requirement that will be good for clinicians and good for patients – the Infobutton. Under the rule, EHRs certified for Stage 2 would be required to support the HL7 Infobutton standard for two distinct use cases: Read more…

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