Blog posts tagged with Innovation

  • What’s your Innovation Surface?

    Stanley Crane
    October 28, 2014

    Every healthcare IT company wants to be Open, so every company comes up with a convenient, somewhat self-serving definition of it. As technologies change, the definition of Open also evolves over time. We all need a simple concept we can use to objectively measure how Open a product really is. I’ll start by proposing some new language: Innovation Surface. Read more…

  • CHADIS: A glimpse into the future of pediatrics

    Tina Joros
    October 21, 2014

    t’s great to have CHADIS as part of the Allscripts Developer Program, so pediatricians using Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR can access information and insights provided by the CHADIS pre-screening tools and assessments. Experts agree, this is the type of solution that offers us a glimpse of the future of health care: “CHADIS is the best example of what the future of pediatrics should look like.” Read more…

  • NoteSwift leads to fewer clicks, happier physicians

    Tina Joros
    September 18, 2014

    What’s the fastest way to reduce clicks in the patient documentation process? Try spoken commands that the electronic health record (EHR) recognizes and documents in the patient record. I get so excited to talk about what NoteSwift for Allscripts Professional EHRTM can do for our clients because it makes an immediate and positive impact on how physicians interact with their EHRs. It doesn’t just reduce clicks – it virtually eliminates them. Read more…

  • What can a good order set really do for patients?

    Steven Shaha
    September 11, 2014

    A real-life example is the best way to show the value of a good order set within a locally programmable electronic medical record (EMR). Of course, any EMR that is not locally programmable would seem categorically untenable to me – no two organizations are alike on a host of internal and external measures that require a flexible EMR solution. Read more…

  • The central nervous system’s guide to effective EHRs

    Rick Mansour
    April 10, 2014

    When developing the Sunrise electronic health record (EHR) platform, we had a different vision than our competitors. We modeled Sunrise after one of the most intelligent networks: the central nervous system (CNS). Evaluation is at the core of Sunrise Read more…

  • Staying on course with Windows 8

    Stanley Crane
    February 18, 2014

    Navigating the choppy seas of health care is not for the faint of heart. A patient’s care can only stay on course if the captain and crew have reliable instruments. Electronic health records (EHRs) are at the helm of healthcare delivery. EHRs pull together data to help doctors see trends sooner. To help patients avoid the rocks ahead. Read more…

  • Open App Spotlight: Relying on EHRs to better prep for surgery

    Stanley Crane
    July 17, 2013

    A healthy 40-year-old recently had a knee arthroscopy. Throughout the process, clinicians asked him the same questions time and again. His clinicians didn’t seem to have access to his important medical information. Before the arthroscopy, caregivers ordered an ECG and blood work, which required the patient to take an additional day off work. When he asked if the tests were necessary for someone so healthy, they responded, Read more…

  • How St. Luke’s used Wand to speed EHR rollout

    Dana Woolley
    May 21, 2013

    St. Luke’s Physician Group (Bethlehem, PA) should be proud. It recently introduced a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to 80 primary care providers, and 78 of them were able to attest to Meaningful Use. Most impressively, they achieved it in less than six months. Read more…

  • When a hosted solution is the better option

    Carlos Gonzalez
    May 15, 2013

    You have a passion for health care and helping others. But when you’d rather focus on your practice, sometimes you’re stuck spending time on security protocols, data recovery and server upgrades. And it’s getting even more expensive and time-consuming in today’s complex healthcare environment. Read more…

  • What’s Motivating Healthcare Innovators?

    Michael Loesel
    January 29, 2013

    In preparation for an upcoming talk on how Open is driving innovation in healthcare, I contacted a number of applicants to Allscripts Open App Challenge. Over the course of just a couple of days, I was able to video chat with CEOs and Founders of, SampleRx, Purple Binder, ROYL, Chiron Data Systems, mHealthCoach and more Read more…

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