Blog posts tagged with client success stories

  • Saving time and simplifying tasks for housekeepers and transporters

    Samantha Purnell
    September 21, 2018

    Housekeeping and transport staff are often overlooked when it comes to equipping them with the latest technologies that increase efficiency. Sunnybrook Hospital adopted the mobile app for Allscripts Patient Flow® designed specifically for housekeepers and transporters. Read more…

  • How health IT is turning the tide against sepsis

    Salman Naqvi, MD, MPH
    September 12, 2018

    Sepsis contributes to one out of every three hospital deaths. An electronic health record (EHR) system that is constantly monitoring and evaluating patient data can help clinicians more quickly identify the condition and intervene earlier with treatment. Read more…

  • 4 keys to achieving digital maturity

    Steve Brain
    August 15, 2018

    The UK’s Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) has a patient-centered approach that guides every aspect of the organization. In just a few short years, LHCH has become 99.9% paperless, been ranked Third in Cheshire and Merseyside for digital maturity, and was rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, a first for a specialty Trust. Read more…

  • 5 lessons learned from a decade of interoperability

    Dr. Michael Blackman
    July 31, 2018

    UPMC is a leader in health IT innovation, and one area where it has excelled is with interoperability. In a recent case study, UPMC team members shared insights learned from more than a decade of interoperability work. Read more…

  • How one critical access hospital reduced its AR days by 40%

    Amy Auten
    July 26, 2018

    According to financial experts, “Days in Accounts Receivable” (AR days) is one of the top ten indicators of financial performance for Critical Access Hospitals. North Valley Hospital achieved a remarkable 42.65 AR days in January 2018 by using teamwork and technology to streamline its financial processes. Read more…

  • An ACO story: How calculated risk is paying off

    Jen Bolduc, M.D.
    July 18, 2018

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that demonstrate quality and savings earn rewards – the more risk they take on, the more money they can earn. Coastal Carolina Health Care’s (CCHC) ACO took the calculated risk to enter into a two-sided arrangement and it’s paying off. Read more…

  • Making forms a little less formidable

    Jennifer Bolduc, MD
    July 13, 2018

    Making forms a little less formidable. By Jennifer Bolduc, MD. All parents have experienced the pain of filling out form after form in the pediatrician’s office. The Children’s Clinic uses CHADIS to maximize the time patients and providers spend together during an office visit. Read more…

  • Bridging the gap between IT and clinical teams

    Jennifer Bolduc, M.D.
    June 19, 2018

    When it was time to upgrade its EHR system, Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center realized there was a critical gap between the needs of the clinical, executive and administrative staff, and how the IT infrastructure and team could best meet those needs. Read more…

  • A thoughtful (and successful) approach to clinical documentation

    Jennifer Bolduc, MD
    May 24, 2018

    Organizations are getting creative about improving clinician experience with documentation. One approach stands out from the crowd: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Chief Medical Information Officer Vinay Vaidya, M.D., successfully led an IT-clinical collaborative effort to improve clinical documentation. Read more…

  • Managing patients’ pain, not just their opioid prescriptions

    Randy Jernejcic, M.D.
    May 15, 2018

    The opioid crisis is vast and complex, and curbing prescriptions won’t be enough. To make progress in our region requires collaboration from every discipline within University Hospitals and the community at large. Read more…

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