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Blog posts tagged with hospitals & health systems

  • Introducing our new podcast series: Allscripts On Call 2

    Ann Marie Beasley
    September 15, 2017

    Allscripts On Call will share insights on industry trends, help tell our clients’ stories and introduce new voices to the conversation. Read more…

  • Quality care in a nutshell

    Jennifer Bolduc MD
    August 31, 2017

    Methodist Hospital of Southern California is achieving exceptional performance in patient safety. Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer Dr. Bala Chandrasekhar said, “Patients essentially want three things from their hospitals: don’t hurt me, heal me and be nice to me. And they want them in that order.” Read more…

  • How one hospital successfully overhauled care management

    Paul Black
    August 22, 2017

    Care coordination is at the epicenter of the healthcare industry’s shift to value-based care. Holyoke Medical Center (Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) successfully redesigned its function to a more unified approach that improved care coordination ratings within just six months. Read more…

  • 9 things organisations underestimate or overlook when considering total cost of ownership

    Steve Brain
    June 13, 2017

    It can be difficult for even the most experienced information systems professionals to calculate an accurate total cost of ownership (TCO) for health IT. Here are some questions to ask to make sure you’re not missing some of the most commonly overlooked costs. Read more…

  • 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…

  • 5 ways to continue clinical engagement beyond deployment

    Dr Anna Bayes
    April 20, 2017

    Doctors face huge pressure to be efficient during patient consultations, often less than 10 minutes each. Navigating a new electronic patient record (EPR)* system can strain that precious time and leave clinicians feeling frustrated. Over the years, I’ve seen organisations take some successful approaches to alleviate this pressure by continued clinical engagement beyond deployment. Here are just a few examples. Read more…

  • Finding better ways to notify providers about patient events

    Erik Kins
    April 11, 2017

    The variability of the EHR capabilities makes it more complex for large health systems to design a cohesive notification system. Using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Northwell Health designed a solution that enables clinicians to see patient event notifications within their electronic health record (EHR) workflow, which enables better care coordination. Read more…

  • Will you sink or swim with post-acute documentation?

    Salman Naqvi MD MPH
    April 06, 2017

    Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals (Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.) recognizes that a solid documentation system can buoy both patient access to care and reimbursements. The organization developed the first rehabilitation content solution in the United States, and it has been so successful, it is now available to other Allscripts clients as Sunrise Rehabilitation. Read more…

  • 4 approaches to achieving digital maturity

    Steve Brain
    April 04, 2017

    Three out of four of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Trusts are not running as efficiently, effectively and safely as they could with a fully-functioning EPR. Most people recognise the value of the information revolution, but financial and operational challenges are hampering Trusts’ ability to implement a digital maturity strategy. Here are the most common approaches NHS Trusts take, along with risks and benefits to consider. Read more…

  • First, do no harm: How one hospital is eliminating patient harm

    Geoff Caplea MD
    March 16, 2017

    In health care, our promise is to "first, do no harm." Since Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report about medical errors in 1999, significant focus has been placed on safety throughout the healthcare system not to simply reduce harm, but to eliminate it altogether. Featured in a new case study, Washington Health System (Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) has decreased its total patient harm by 25% over the past six years by monitoring harm and implementing process improvements to eliminate it. Read more…

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