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Blog posts tagged with TouchWorks EHR

  • Behind-the-scenes look at a clinical quality dashboard

    Robert Leviton MD
    May 16, 2017

    Some large organizations are wrestling with the abundance of quality data. Northwell Health developed an elegant Clinical Snapshot dashboard to support clinicians with the tools they need. Read more…

  • Improving pneumococcal vaccination rates

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    February 07, 2017

    With the number of clinical quality measures required today, there is an abundance of data. But what should we do with all of this information? I ran across a recent example of a data-driven initiative that was both simple and effective. It’s a collaborative health-improvement model (funded by a grant from Pfizer), and it focused on increasing pneumococcal vaccination rates. And it worked beautifully. Read more…

  • Right-sized care: acute intervention in an ambulatory setting

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    January 24, 2017

    As a pediatrician, I find that there are times when my patients require a specific acute intervention – but they don’t need the full hospital experience. Outpatient clinics face many scenarios when an intermediary care setting would be ideal. Holston Medical Group (HMG), a large multi-specialty physician group based in Kingsport, Tennessee, U.S.A., has developed its own response to this challenge: The Extensivist Clinic. Read more…

  • Top 10 client stories of 2016

    Ann Marie Beasley
    December 22, 2016

    Our clients are making a difference every day achieving success in delivering smarter health care. Their stories inspire us and, judging by blog readership, they inspire our readers too. Each year, we round up the most-shared, most-read client stories on the blog—prime examples of healthcare leaders achieving the vision of creating open and connected communities. Here are the top ten for 2016. Read more…

  • Proof that pragmatic reporting adds value for physician practices

    Mitch Icenhower
    June 02, 2016

    Ambulatory practices juggle many priorities, but everything is ultimately about providing high-quality care for patients. Every new tool, every new task must help meet that goal. Before adding a new data reporting solution, it’s important to know that it really works. Data reporting – It’s more than utilization Read more…

  • United in safety: Making patient safety a top priority

    Geoff Caplea
    March 15, 2016

    This week marks National Patient Safety Awareness Week, but in practice, Allscripts makes patient safety a priority all year. Everyone across the healthcare industry has a part to play in keeping patients safe from harm. Here are some recent examples of how Allscripts and clients are using technology effectively to keep patients safe: Improve electronic health record (EHR) usability with user-centered design (UCD) – A Read more…

  • Making a difference in The Diabetes Belt

    Jeanne Armstrong
    March 08, 2016

    The Mississippi Delta, a region in the American South along the Mississippi River, faces higher rates of diabetes than the rest of the United States. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has identified the area as part of “The Diabetes Belt,” where 11.7% of people have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to outside the belt with only 8.5% of the population. The Delta Health Alliance (Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A.) shared how it is using Allscripts solutions to manage diabetes care for better clinical and financial outcomes in a recent case study and video: Read more…

  • Managing wait times in urgent care

    Jeanne Armstrong
    March 01, 2016

    Have you noticed more advertisements from your local emergency and urgent care centers, talking about shorter wait times? It’s because healthcare organizations recognize that wait times play a significant part in satisfaction rates for patients and clinicians. Monitoring a patient’s experience throughout the visit can be challenging, especially if an organization must manage resources across multiple sites. Sharp Rees-Stealy (San Diego, California, U.S.A.) uses Allscripts Read more…

  • Expect chaos: Why we designed our EHR for interruption

    Jeanne Armstrong MD
    January 07, 2016

    As a physician who practices in an urgent care setting, I know what it’s like to be interrupted all day, every day, while trying to use an electronic health record (EHR). Workflow challenges are abundant. Worst of all, poor EHR usability is more than frustrating; it is a patient safety issue. 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…

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