Fraser Health Authority (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) uses Allscripts dbMotionSolution to make all relevant clinical information from multiple source systems available at the point of care. A recent case study shares how Fraser Health is currently using dbMotion to exchange information across its continuum of care from acute to community settings.

It will expand interoperability to the ambulatory setting in 2015, with the integration of data from clinical systems supporting community care. At that point, more than 2,600 physicians in British Columbia will be able to view and exchange interconnected patient data without leaving their home clinical system, which will enable Fraser Health to better coordinate care for its patients and reduce duplicative services.

In its first phase of dbMotion implementation, Fraser Health enabled 100 early adopters to have access to the system in December 2014. “Our early adopters have had a high level of satisfaction,” Convey said. “They don’t have to get frustrated with having to go to multiple sources anymore.”

One early adopter, a nurse in Fraser Health’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse department, remarked, “Love it! I have only used [dbMotion] a couple of times but it was useful.”

Early clinical benefits from dbMotion

One example of clinical benefits comes from the Psychosis Treatment Optimization Program (PTOP). Its treatments often include Clozapine, which aids clients with psychosis who have not previously responded well to other psychotropic drugs.

The dbMotion-powered clinical network enabled the PTOP pharmacy to review the latest lab results for three clients. After discussions with clinical staff, they determined that decreases in white blood cell counts and absolute neutrophil counts were not related to Clozapine. Patients remained on the drug, avoiding potential adverse reactions to being removed and/or restarting the medication.

“Using dbMotion enabled the Clozapine program to reduce hospitalization and emergency room visits by up to an 80% savings, or about CA$30,000 per patient,” said Senior Consultant for eHealth Aneet Sahota. “Most importantly, it dramatically improves the lives of these clients.”

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Jennifer MacGregor is Managing Director for Allscripts Canada sales and operations. In this role, she leads the sales, development, professional services teams in the different regions across the country. Most recently, MacGregor led the Allscripts Professional Services organization across all three regional business teams, where she was responsible for services sales, driving client satisfaction, and creating a consistent methodology throughout the regions. MacGregor began her career with Allscripts in 2005 as a Practice Manager, focusing on computerized physician order entry, outcomes measurement and clinical adoption. Her collaborative leadership enabled a number of clients to successfully implement large scale clinical transformation initiatives. MacGregor’s career progressed as she led the successful implementation of Allscripts solutions at many clients as a Program Director. She also led the regional services team as Associate Vice President Professional Services in both Canada and the western region of the United States, where she had responsibility for ensuring quality outcomes for Allscripts customers. Prior to Allscripts, MacGregor was a Senior Healthcare Consultant with a consulting firm working with Canadian healthcare organizations to develop HIT strategic plans, facilitating regional healthcare leadership initiatives and implementing client solutions. MacGregor has both a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and an MBA from The University of Calgary.

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