New Fully-Digital Texas Hospital Designed to Support Evolving ACO Model of Healthcare Delivery
CHICAGO and LAKEWAY, Texas, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lakeway Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a new physician/patient-focused acute care hospital in suburban Austin, has selected Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX – News) as its health information technology partner to create a world-class care delivery infrastructure.
The Sunrise Enterprise™ suite of solutions including acute care Electronic Health Record (EHR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) will connect LRMC caregivers for improved patient safety, greater efficiency and smoother transitions of care, helping to create a Connected Community of Health. The initiative will launch with the planned Spring 2012 opening of LRMC, a state-of-the-art electronic hospital that will provide a full continuum of both inpatient and outpatient services including cardiology, emergency, obstetrics, oncology, and orthopedics.
The hospital is designed to facilitate the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model of healthcare in which physicians, hospitals, long-term care organizations and payers collaborate to deliver higher quality care at lower cost by focusing on prevention and when appropriate, world class integrated care. LRMC selected Allscripts after a competitive search based on its core focus in helping clients achieve meaningful outcomes, its desire to have a technology and architecture that will scale and connect in the future, and its track record of delivering high rates of physician technology adoption.
“Lakeway Regional Medical Center will be the first fully-digital facility in Texas to work with Staff physicians who view the hospital not as an isolated institution, but as one arm of a coordinated prevention-focused medical community,” said Dr. James Williams, an LRMC board member and cardiologist who is actively involved in LRMC and was one of the founding physicians for the project. “Allscripts provides a world-class technology foundation for care coordination, as well as an unrivaled track record of physician utilization that comes of leveraging the knowledge of nurses and physicians to provide a more user friendly system and better care.”
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer, Glen Tullman, commented, “We are proud to support Lakeway Regional Medical Center in building a new model for the delivery of prevention-based care in America. As healthcare moves inevitably toward the ACO model to improve quality and remove cost, LRMC will be able to raise the bar with our full Sunrise suite to deliver truly coordinated care for their patients.”
LRMC will deploy the Electronic Health Record using the Allscripts accelerated “speed to value” implementation approach. The proven implementation method reduces the time and resources needed to deploy the Electronic Health Record while providing a system physicians are comfortable with and satisfied using. The “speed to value” process is based on hundreds of successful on-time, on-budget implementations and decades of experience with a broad range of both domestic and international hospitals and health systems.
LRMC will deploy virtually every element of the Sunrise Enterprise suite, combining CPOE with integrated pharmacy, critical care, laboratory, radiology, surgery and emergency department information systems to create an integrated Electronic Health Record. The EHR will coordinate care across LRMC locations and departments, support critical decision-making, automate processes for accuracy and safety, and improve patient care outcomes.
Additional Allscripts solutions selected by Lakeway include:
- Sunrise Clinical Analytics™ business intelligence to track and measure clinical performance, make operational decisions easier, and support patient safety and quality initiatives.
- Sunrise Patient Financials™, helping hospitals collect the money they are owed expediently and efficiently.
- Allscripts portal technologies, providing LRMC patients with secure online access to their medical information, including the ability to schedule appointments, view test results and send messages to their physician. The portal also will enable LRMC’s caregivers to securely view patient information whether they are in the hospital, office or working remotely – improving point-of-care decision making.
Sunrise Enterprise™ includes Helios by Allscripts™, the company’s unique open platform strategy. Helios delivers vendor choice and flexibility by enabling clients and certified third-parties to natively integrate their applications with Allscripts enterprise solutions. This lets Allscripts clients utilize best-of-breed systems without the additional cost and complexity of customized interfaces. The result is improved clinician workflows, the ability to embrace and extend current technology investments, and more freedom to adopt the latest technology innovations by avoiding vendor delays.
LRMC will be the lynchpin of a 54-acre medical campus that is planned to include:
- 244,000 square feet of medical office space,
- convalescence and full-service therapy, and
- an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients.
About Lakeway Regional Medical Center
LRMC is a state-of-the-art digital hospital and full-service medical campus dedicated to the delivery of world-class healthcare for the patients of Lakeway, Texas and Greater Austin. LRMC is a collaboration between Lakeway community physicians; Franklin, Tenn.-based Surgical Development Partners, which will operate the hospital; and Pacific Medical Buildings, LLC.
Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX – News) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health™. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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