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Don’t reinvent the wheel to get better outcomes

  • Diane Gilbert Bradley, MD
  • 03/19/2015

Many healthcare organizations envision an outcomes-based future for themselves. But many clients find themselves asking: how do we get there? The Allscripts Client Value & Outcomes team wants to help fill in the gaps with best practices through our new Client Outcomes Collaboration Program. We have ready-to-use tool kits that feature successful workflows associated with clinical outcomes from other Allscripts SunriseTM clients and have launched a monthly series of webinars to share them. Simplify workflow changes with 3:3:1 methodology Changing workflows can be a labor-intensive process, but some organizations make it harder than it needs to be. To implement best practices more efficiently, try the 3:3:1 method: 3 (In 3 weeks) – Review the workflow with the pilot users and make any updates as needed 3 (In 3 months) – Review again with end-users for any updates Make no workflow […]

The Allscripts Application Store helps instantly connect Allscripts clients with approved third-party applications and devices designed to improve productivity, deliver higher-quality care, engage patients in their own care and more.  Our goal is to help our clients make the most of their electronic health record (EHR) investment. We currently have more than 60 solutions built for various Allscripts applications that tackle a wide range of healthcare challenges. One area where we’re seeing innovation growth is clinical decision support for electronic prescriptions. The benefits of electronic prescriptions According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, electronic-prescribing (“e-prescribing”) adoption is growing in the United States. Between December 2008 and June 2012, the number of physicians e-prescribing with an electronic health record (EHR) increased by 41 percentage points. About half of U.S. physicians are now e-prescribing. One of the […]

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Using pharmacogenetics for safer drug orders

  • Rick Mansour, M.D.
  • 06/10/2014

The SunriseTM platform is unique because we designed it to be a central nervous system of health care organizations. It constantly gathers, aggregates, evaluates and acts on information for optimal clinical decision support. Our clients are using these capabilities to integrate evidence-based information at the point of care. For example, a team at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIH CC) recently developed a program for Sunrise using pharmacogenetics, which evaluates genetic information to predict a patient’s response to medication. The goal was to provide newly available information at the point of care to help clinicians reduce the risk of adverse drug events. The Journal of American Medical Information Association (JAMIA)* featured this patient safety project in a recent article. Starting with safety checks for three drugs The NIH CC team wanted a tool to help clinicians as […]