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Blog posts tagged with EPSi

  • Saving children’s lives with data

    Kathy Carter
    May 12, 2016

    Data and reports are unlikely tools for heroes. But the team at Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.) is analyzing patient information and tracking clinical results to help improve care for vulnerable, critically ill children. A recent success story outlines some of the many ways Texas Children’s is using Allscripts EPSi™ to support clinical initiatives throughout the organization. One example of these efforts is helping infants who have difficulty swallowing. Read more…

  • Top 10 client stories of 2015

    John Sage
    December 29, 2015

    Clients do phenomenal work on behalf of their patients. And it’s clear from our annual review of this blog that readers like to read about how people are improving health care. Here’s a list of the 10 most-read, most-shared client stories in 2015: Allscripts Sunrise workflow can help eliminate common hospital-acquired infections Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) is one of the most deadly hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. Read more…

  • Financial insights drive budgeting process at University Health System

    Chuck Manternach
    December 10, 2015

    University Health System (UHS) is a nationally recognized academic medical center in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., serving more than 230,000 unique patients each year. Like many healthcare organizations, UHS strives to deliver the best care at the lowest cost. “Every c-suite healthcare executive in the country is focused on improving quality, safety and outcomes. Improving the patient experience. Improving efficiency and access to care,” Senior Vice President and Chief Read more…

  • How UK HealthCare® saved $2.4 million by combining clinical and financial data

    Kathy Carter
    November 17, 2015

    UK HealthCare (Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.) uses Allscripts EPSi™ to combine clinical and financial data for more complete and accurate decision support information. As detailed in a recent case study, this integrated data helped the organization measure outcomes from the modification of its transfusion program, which saved more than $2.4 million in direct costs over five years. Read more…

  • Handle with care: Seeing patients safely through transitions

    Martha Thorne
    October 29, 2015

    Transitions—when patients move from one care setting to another—represent a state of vulnerability for both the patient and the healthcare organization. Patients need referrals to the most appropriate provider in a timely, seamless fashion so they get the level of care they need. If patients leave the network, it could result in revenue leakage for the provider organization. Read more…

  • 5 strategies to combine clinical and financial insights

    Chuck Manternach
    September 22, 2015

    Our client base reflects some of the finest financial decision support teams in the United States. These teams help put Allscripts EPSiTM at the top of its class. Our clients are incredibly creative in using EPSi to combine clinical insights and financial data. Some of our favorite client strategies include: 1) A world-class multi-hospital IDN in upstate New York found opportunities to improve operational efficiency and reduce the total cost of care. By setting specific utilization and length- Read more…

  • How to balance the yin and yang of academic medical centers

    Chuck Manternach
    June 02, 2015

    In Taoist philosophy, yin and yang describe two seemingly contrary halves that together make a complete whole. It aptly describes a common experience in academic medical centers: Balancing patient care with academic training and research. At a recent advisory group meeting for Allscripts EPSiTM decision support leaders at academic medical centers, I heard some common themes: Read more…

  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center identifies $1.3 million potential savings with Allscripts EPSi

    Kathy Carter
    March 05, 2015

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC – Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.) uses Allscripts EPSiTM to identify cost-saving opportunities while helping to improve overall care and patient experience. Using EPSi’s patient analytics and teaming up finance and physician expertise, it has identified two areas with potential cost-saving opportunities of $1.3 million: 1) Reducing unnecessary lab testing Read more…

  • 3 ways to build a better hospital budget

    Kathy Carter
    January 29, 2015

    Featured in a new success story, Kaleida Health (Buffalo, New York, USA) recently used Allscripts EPSiTM to save more than $20 million in one year – while still maintaining a high quality of care. The organization, one of the largest in Western New York, needed to reduce overall spending to remain competitive. Kaleida Health turned to EPSi, which provides clients integrated budgeting, financial decision support and long-range financial planning, helping to improve patient outcomes while reducing costs and Read more…

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