So, you’ve weighed your options and decided it’s time to replace your revenue cycle management (RCM) solution. You’re not alone. According to a recent survey, about one out of every five healthcare organizations are planning to replace their current system, too. What’s causing this trend? Healthcare organizations are preparing for new value-based reimbursements, while still collecting as much revenue as possible under current fee-for-service methods. Lots of RCM solutions simply aren’t up to the challenge of succeeding with both financial models. At Allscripts, we updated our revenue cycle management solution to help clients meet today’s financial challenges. Our Sunrise Financial ManagerTM solution builds on the successes of Sunrise Patient Financial ManagerTM. We listened closely to clients about what they needed in future revenue cycle management solutions. We made sure that Sunrise Financial Management could: – Switch gears smoothly as they […]

In a recent case study, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center describes how it uses Allscripts Staff Augmentation to complete more than 100 IT projects each year. Automating clinical processes helped Bronx-Lebanon attain nearly full compliance with core measures and keep up with ever-changing state and Federal requirements. Bronx-Lebanon is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit healthcare system serving the South and Central Bronx in New York City. About 90% of Bronx-Lebanon’s patient population receives Medicaid, the U.S. government’s healthcare funding assistance for people with low incomes. Bronx-Lebanon implemented its first Sunrise by Allscripts™ solution in 2008, and Allscripts became a trusted partner for the organization. Bronx-Lebanon began using Allscripts Staff Augmentation Services as a core and integrated part of the IT Clinical Team immediately upon beginning implementation activities. Projects range from utilization management tools, clinical documentation, billing workflows and more. “Right now I have […]

It’s a simple concept: patients who are engaged in their own health care are more likely to experience positive outcomes. But how do we engage them? That’s the million-dollar question. At our recent user conference, Population Health University, three clients shared patient engagement experiences, tactics they use to drive registration and participation, and how their approaches result in better care. Here are highlights from those presentations: Baylor Scott & White: Achieved initial 10% adoption rate with phased “go-live” Baylor Scott & White, one of the largest health systems in Texas, went live with FollowMyHealth™ this year in both its ambulatory and acute facilities. According to its clinical coordinator of information technology, Paul Bassel, MD, the organization believes there is even more opportunity to engage patients through its ambulatory arm, Health Texas. “Here the value proposition is much greater, given the […]