dbMotion helps Unity achieve better clinical outcomes

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 […]

Unity Health System (Rochester, NY) is home to one 346-bed hospital, more than 70 ambulatory sites, one home health agency and three nursing homes. While it’s had electronic health records (EHRs) at its ambulatory sites since 2004 and in the hospital since 2006, Unity wanted to improve its connectivity. It set strategic priorities to enable better clinical integration, analytics and care coordination. The answer was a Health Information Exchange (HIE) called u.Net Connect, powered by dbMotion. The goal is to provide access to relevant clinical information to improve patient care, patient engagement and overall efficiency. The system went live in October 2012. John Glynn, senior vice president and CIO, and Phyllis Larder, RN, MSN, clinical informatics analyst, shared Unity’s experiences at a recent dbMotion client conference. These tips are helpful if you’re about to embark on an effort to drive […]