Fraser Health Authority (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) uses Allscripts dbMotion™ Solution 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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