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EPR deployment: the start of a journey

Allscripts client organisations worldwide are leading the industry in care quality, patient safety and clinician satisfaction. EPR Go Live is just the beginning of the journey, and each of our customers starts at a different point of digital maturity. Here’s what just a few of our clients, NHS Trusts across the UK, have achieved with Allscripts partnership and solutions:

Interactive Tracking Boards for rapid data assimilation providing improved patient safety

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) optimised their ward tracking boards to view patient status at a glance, including risk factors and discharge readiness. Assessments with embedded decision support and the electronic documentation built within Allscripts Sunrise™ have enabled staff to monitor progress and audit patient cohorts from anywhere in the hospital. LHCH saw reduction in gaps in care and faster handovers.

Earlier delirium identification and management

Delirium is an under-recognised condition affecting 30% of all adult inpatients. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust used Sunrise to configure a mandatory assessment for all admissions at risk of delirium. This process has significantly increased the active recording of delirium for faster intervention and more accurate clinical coding that improves revenue. Salford saw a 5% reduction in length of stay through earlier identification and treatment of delirium.

Identification and management of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) uses Sunrise to achieve more timely recognition, treatment and discharge of patients with AKI. All pathology results that include a renal profile are assessed for AKI. Any patients at risk are added to a real-time Sunrise worklist for the AKI Team, which reduces lag time to AKI recognition and waiting for referrals to be made WWL modified the standard AKI toolkit to meet their unique ways of working, including creating an AKI Team prioritised list. The team can now focus on those with higher risk scores to provide earlier treatment and better outcomes.

New ED system means less work for doctors

Manchester Foundation Trust at Wythenshawe went live with a new functionality in the emergency department (ED) that eliminated the need for multiple clinicians to coordinate care using a single printed “Casualty Card.” Moving to a practically paperless system increased efficiency and flow through the department, especially with pre-populated discharge summaries. Transitioning to paperless made becoming UK NHS mandated ED reporting compliance easier. Wythenshawe achieved compliance with best-practice protocols for common ED presentations that ensure protocolised care tailored to the individual patient whilst ensuring accurate data collection by using conditional logic.

Each of these client stories represents a network of clinicians nurturing symbiotic relationships and idea sharing in the UK and globally. We happily support our clients’ growing use of Sunrise, their key solution to deliver consistent reliable clinical care to all patients in the acute space and beyond.

To learn more from UK clients, check out more success stories and our recent eMagazine about Digital Transformation in the UK.

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