October 1, 2013 was an important milestone for privately owned home health agency, Health Resource Solutions (HRS) in Lombard, IL. With help from Allscripts HomecareTM, Allscripts Referral ManagementTM and Allscripts AllDocsTM, that was the day HRS officially went paperless. It’s just one example of a recent transformation at HRS. In a new case study, owner Glenn Steigbigel shares some of the ways Allscripts solutions have helped improve his organization, including: 1. Better patient outcomes.  Improved several clinical outcomes in one year, including patient fall risk assessments by 3% and pressure ulcer risk assessments by 5%. 2. More patients, less administrative cost. HRS increased its daily patient census 25%, while reducing overall administrative cost by 2%. 3. Faster referral processing. Automating referrals shortened HRS time spent on each referral from 2 hours to 30 minutes. 4. More complete assessments. The task […]

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in the United States. Hospice caregivers help people facing terminal illness by providing pain management and support tailored to individual needs and wishes. This model requires tremendous compassion, coordination and customization. We recently talked with two of our clients to learn more about how they use Allscripts HomecareTM to meet the unique demands of hospice care. To learn more, check out this video: Thanks to both Patti Nichols, Clinical Records Team Lead, Pathways Hospice (Fort Collins, CO, USA) and Jill McKinnie, HIM Director, Cornerstone Hospice (Tavares, FL, USA) for sharing their experiences. Hospice program for pet-owners: Pet Peace of Mind Our hospice clients excel at many things, especially the three C’s. Jill gave a great example of how her team created a program to help care for patients’ pets: An interesting aspect […]