Unity Health System (Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A.) clinicians need a clear and comprehensive view of patient data to coordinate care. It is a challenge because the health system’s 346-bed hospital, 70 ambulatory sites, three nursing homes and home health agency use four different electronic health record (EHR) vendors. Unity turned to dbMotion from Allscripts to power its private health information exchange, branded u.Net Connect. Unity sites can now share information more easily with each other, and u.Net Connect enables the health system to link with Rochester’s regional health information organization (RHIO). The result? Positive clinical outcomes. Access to harmonized data helps clinicians better manage care, especially for patients with chronic diseases. For example, Unity’s vision for better care coordination attracted state funding three years ago to establish a Community Diabetes Collaborative, which has helped reduce the number of patients with uncontrolled […]
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