Blog posts tagged with Innovation

  • Surgical Practice Meets Meaningful Use with Help from Allscripts ClientConnect

    Mavis Prall
    December 19, 2012

    Editor’s Note: A West Virginia surgical practice recently got a pleasant surprise, when it discovered that implementing Meaningful Use measures not only provided the practice with financial gain, but with a “useful tool in care for” patients. And best of all, the process of attesting was much less stressful than anticipated, thanks to a little help from friends in the Allscripts online client community. Read more…

  • The Art of Listening Shapes the Latest Release of Wand

    Faisal Mushtaq
    December 11, 2012

    Since we launched the Allscripts Wand™ application for the iPad® in April, response has been tremendous. Nearly 7,000 clients have used Wand to enable support staff to enter patient data into the Allscripts EHR from the iPad. Then, physicians told us loud and clear they need a few more features. Read more…

  • 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…

  • Improving Patient Handoffs at University Hospitals

    Michele Bambauer
    August 10, 2012

    Most Electronic Health Record users are forced to wait for the next upgrade to extend their system’s functionality. At University Hospitals in Cleveland, we’re fortunate to use Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM), an EHR that gives us a lot more flexibility. Read more…

  • Using Speech Understanding™ to Power Clinical Documentation, Technology Adoption

    Juergen Fritsch
    July 18, 2012

    While Meaningful Use-certified Electronic Health Records have become the de-facto standard and a must-have technology for most hospitals and increasingly clinics and physician practices, physician adoption of EHRs has been lagging – for well-understood reasons. Physicians have a strong need and desire to maximize their time with patients. Yet, technology is competing more and more for their time, and creating structured clinical documentation using EHR templates may actually negatively impact physician productivity in a point-and-click environment. Read more…

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