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 […]

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4 heart-warming cardiology outcomes

February is national heart month in many countries, which is a perfect time to thank cardiac care givers. Sure, candy and flowers are nice for Valentine’s Day. But we’d rather pay tribute with something nearer and dearer to many of us: better healthcare results. Check out these stories about how cardiac caregivers have used Allscripts solutions to improve results: 1. There’s hope for the brokenhearted. Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington, N.C., USA) established the goal of providing perfect care to its acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. SunriseTM provides reminders and reports to help ensure high standards throughout the course of treatment. It helped improve AMI quality scores by 12.54% and the unadjusted mortality rate by 38%. 2. Long-distance relationships are easier with technology. More than 120,000 patients rely on New Mexico Heart Institute (NMHI) (Albuquerque, N.M., USA). With some offices […]

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Best client stories of 2013

We regularly evaluate our blog posts to find out which stories resonate most with readers. It’s a mix of topics, but it’s clear that people enjoy reading about how our clients are improving health care. Without further ado, here is a list of the 10 most-read, most-shared client stories in 2013: 1. Small steps lead to big PCMH score in Litchfield by Libby Moore Speeding past the farm fields of central Illinois, USA, you’ll find the exit for Litchfield. The 7,000-person town is home to Litchfield Family Practice, an innovative rural health system that just achieved a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  It scored an impressive 97.5 out of a possible 100 points. In this video, the team at Litchfield Family Practice describes how it is advancing population health in a […]

What are the best ways to motivate hospital IT employees? To inspire their best work? We can learn a lot from the employees themselves. More than 5,500 of them responded to a recent survey from Healthcare IT News. The publication used the responses to determine which hospitals earned a spot on the “Best Hospital IT Departments” list. We’re proud that 20 out of the 25 “Best Hospital IT Departments” use one or more Allscripts products. Survey respondents are clear about what they want from their teams. Profiles of the winners share great examples of best practices: 1. Connect with patients. At Henry Ford Health System, clinical teams invite IT to help explain new technology during patient encounters. It’s a valuable experience for clinical and IT teams, and keeps the focus on the needs of patients. 2. Broaden skill sets. Advocate […]

Our clients have great stories. I love hearing about their outcomes and how they achieved them. Readers on this blog and on ClientConnect have called for more of these accounts, too. We recently shared several strong client stories at our annual client conference, ACE. We highlighted a few with the Allscripts Client Awards.  Blessing Hospital (Quincy, IL) won a 2013 Client Award for excellent financial outcomes. Click here for a video about Blessing Hospital’s outcome Ideas to simplify the hospital’s revenue cycle workflow In 2010 Blessing Hospital began a two-year effort to transform its revenue cycle. By more tightly integrating clinical and financial data, Blessing wanted to improve its ability to deliver quality care in the face of increasing regulation and decreasing reimbursements. A team shadowed staff and carefully documented ways in which Blessing could improve its financial processes. Blessing […]

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8 examples of health IT excellence

I recently served on a panel of judges for Allscripts Client Awards. Reading about all the outcomes, I was inspired by how our clients use Allscripts solutions in a variety of ways to continually improve health care.  It’s proof that our partnership — along with our Open platform — helps clients to achieve excellence in health care. There were many solid applications, and I’m pleased to share eight great outcomes from our semi-finalists:   Baylor Health Care System (Dallas, TX) Improving patient safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Better standardization and efficiency with e-Learning Patients at Baylor receive full attention when caregivers order, prepare, administer and monitor medication. But the smallest patients in the NICU with tiny custom dosages require additional diligence. Baylor used Allscripts Sunrise Acute CareTM to create 180 new NICU order items, standardize medications […]

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ACE12 Kicks Off with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

  • Todd Stein
  • 08/15/2012

ACE12, our annual Allscripts users’ conference, kicked off this morning with over 4,000 attendees at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman headlined the opening address.  To see for yourself, watch the full ACE 2012 Opening Address online. (If you have trouble getting the video to run, please reload the page. We wanted to save you the trouble of entering your information to access the replay). For those of you who’d rather not sit through the video, we’ve pulled together the highlights here … Mayor Rahm Emanuel started things off with an introduction to Chicago for ACE attendees.  The former White House Chief of Staff reviewed the success Chicago has had creating jobs – more than in any major U.S. city, he said – and investing $7.3 billion in critical infrastructure. And he outlined the city’s […]