Innovative workflow solutions play a key role in the deployment of connected healthcare. Two industry thought leaders recently got together to discuss their experience in this area: Rick Schooler, Vice President and CIO of Orlando Health in Orlando, FL (CHIME/HIMSS CIO of the Year) Martin Kleinbart, Chief Strategy Officer at Citrus Valley Health Partners near Los Angeles Listen in as Schooler and Kleinbart discuss their connected healthcare objectives and how, despite their differences in size and geography, they are overcoming common challenges. Here’s some background on the two organizations and how they’re using Allscripts Community Record powered by dbMotion to help coordinate care across their enterprises. Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) operates three non-profit community hospitals, a 10-bed in-patient hospice and a robust home health program. It has approximately 1,000 affiliated physicians. CVHP will use Allscripts Community Record to distribute, […]

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EHR Saves Lives: Cuts Sepsis Deaths By 25%

“Sepsis is preventable, and at Orlando Health we have set a high priority on infection control as our quality initiative. (Allscripts) Sunrise EHR is an essential part of our initiative to eradicate central line-associated bloodstream infection and catheter-related urinary tract infection. The capabilities of Sunrise significantly help with these efforts.” – Michael L. Cheatham, MD, FACS, FCCM, Director, Surgical Intensive Care Units, Orlando Health Most of us are familiar with sepsis — a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to basically a whole body infection. It’s one of the leading causes of death in hospital ICUs. Every year, severe sepsis strikes about 750,000 Americans. Somewhere between 28 and 50 percent of these people die—far more than the number of U.S. deaths from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. MLMs are the key The key to beating sepsis […]