Providing real-time, patient-centered information anytime, from anywhere

Cerner’s EHR supports an enterprise-wide view of clinical information to coordinate patient care and document the point at which it was delivered in both acute inpatient and outpatient settings. It helps providers have access to the right information at the right time and within the clinical workflows to make the best possible decisions. The decision support uses predictive algorithms to fire rules and alerts that inform physicians about patient safety.

Clinical documentation tools

  • Documentation

Document as a byproduct of care and follow the physician’s cognitive process through the use of: free text, voice recognition, code words, and structured documentation—without having to leave the patient’s chart.

  • Dragon voice recognition

Integrate Dragon Voice Recognition into the EHR and enable real-time physician documentation using speech recognition that makes note capture faster than
typing.

Document quality review

  • Trigger Document Quality Revie to automatically determine if clinical evidence exists to support a more specific diagnosis.
  • Chart search
    Find documents that are most relevant to a word, phrase, or clinical concept.
  • Dynamic worklist/registry worklist
    Identify subsets of patients to gather relevant information and take action on those findings.
  • Natural language processing

Systematically review and code encounter notes in seconds, including dictation and free text, within documentation.

Patient portal

Empowering patients to be proactive in their health and care management with a portal that integrates with the EHR and their longitudinal record. Our patient portal allows members to communicate with providers through secure messaging to book or change appointments, view clinical information, request refills, update information, and send files.

Patient education

Accredited, evidence-based data supplemented by best practice guidelines and standards of care from leading medical associations is provided within the EHR for physicians to provide to patients, for more than 3,000 topics. Cerner

Mayo Clinic implements Epic at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Wisconsin

Mayo Clinic has started the move to a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Wisconsin.

Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota are scheduled to go live in November 2017, followed by Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus in May 2018 and Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Arizona and Florida in October 2018.

By October 2018, Epic will replace the three electronic health record systems that Mayo Clinic uses today, becoming the foundation for operations. The system has been built to meet the specific needs of Mayo Clinic patients and staff.

Once Epic is in place across Mayo, patients and providers will have the information they need from one system. This includes medications, allergies, and health issues. All future billing will be done through one system, meaning patients will receive one consolidated statement—no matter where at Mayo they are seen. Mayo Clinic

Evident EHR system has successful implementation with J.D. McCarty Center

Courtesy of CPSI

Evident, a wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI and a provider of EHR systems and services, and J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities, a specialized pediatric rehabilitative hospital in Norman, OK, have announced the successful implementation of Thrive, Evident’s EHR solution.

The J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities selected Thrive for the clinical and financial management software as well as consulting services from TruBridge, a member of the CPSI family of companies. The TruBridge services include secure cloud management of the hospital’s data and insurance eligibility verification.

The J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities is located on an 80-acre campus in Norman and is operated with funding from the State of Oklahoma. A staff of more than 200 professionals treats children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. There are six hospital units on the campus, all of which implemented the new EHR system.

“We were concerned that having various locations dispersed over a large campus would complicate the implementation process. However, the Evident team kept all of us aligned, informed, and moving together through the go-live of the Thrive EHR system,” said Mike Powers, quality assessment performance improvement coordinator of J.D. McCarty Center. CPSI

The EHR that lets doctors be doctors

Courtesy of athenahealth

athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR service helps deliver care efficiently with minimal disruption and optimal connection to patients. The new EHR helps document faster, easily meets quality program requirements, and removes distractions.

More than half of medical practices believe their EHR has a negative impact on costs, efficiency, or productivity. With athenahealth, you can take in the patient’s story at a glance and document with the natural flow of the conversation. Relevant clinical information is clearly communicated to other providers.

Most electronic health record software available today disrupts the patient exam, creating extra work that isn’t the best use of a physician’s time. With the new workflow, a third of documentation is delegated to clinical staff so providers can focus on delivering care.

Because all of the providers are on a single network, not multiple instances of software, athenahealth provides real-time decision support based on recommendations from providers. They track most frequently used orders within the EHR and suggest diagnoses. athenahealth aggregates clinical information from multiple providers and surface it at the appropriate time. And athenahealth learns from top-performing clients and continuously improve workflow based on those insights.

Conventional electronic medical records (EMRs) often require additional modules for quality programs. athenahealth is powered by their Quality Management Engine, their new EMR is continuously updated to accommodate the most current quality measures, surfacing them at the right point in the encounter where each measure can be met with minimal effort. In addition, the Clinical Intelligence team takes on the following tasks for a practice (so they can spend more time with patients):

  • identifying quality management programs that are best for a practice;
  • handling most enrollment;
  • enabling population health campaigns;
  • generating reports and submitting data electronically;
  • taking on data extraction and submission to CMS; and
  • ensuring quality performance success.

athenahealth’s team guides organizations through national programs like MU, MIPS, and PQRS to ensure performance requirements are met. They also provide ongoing quality reporting that stays up to date as rules and restrictions change so the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and NCQF can be kept up with. Lastly, since all of the providers are on a single network, athenahealth can provide benchmarking and best-practices from top-performing clients. athenahealth

MEDITECH’s Web EHR gives Citrus Valley the tools to transform care

Longtime MEDITECH customer Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) in Covina, CA, recently signed an agreement to upgrade its existing EHR systems to MEDITECH’s Web-based solution, continuing a relationship that first began in 1987.

CIO Dan Nash says the health system’s experience with MEDITECH and the improvements in physician productivity were key to CVHP’s decision to move ahead with the innovative platform.

CVHP, which includes three acute care hospitals and a hospice/home health program with more than 3,000 employees and nearly 1,000 physicians, issued a request for proposals from several EHR vendors in 2015 and embarked on a year-long process of evaluating the responses.

Courtesy of MEDITECH

Among the top priorities, says CIO Dan Nash, was preserving its favorable revenue cycle results—an A/R average of 48 days for a group that serves a population of one million in San Gabriel Valley, for example.

Another key selling point was the READY implementation plan provided by MEDITECH as part of the upgrade process. Nash says that Robert Curry, CVHP, president and CEO, understood the value of READY as an out-of-the-box, best practice implementation model.

“The MEDITECH Web EHR’s value also influenced our decision,” he explains. “It only requires one install instead of several. In addition, it offers a full Enterprise Resource Planning solution for our financials, and the cost to maintain MEDITECH’s system was lower than other vendors,” said Robert Curry, CVHP, president and CEO.

Citrus Valley is currently implementing 6.1.6, with a go-LIVE expected in early 2019; the upgrade ensures that the organization can continue to grow and easily install the platform in newly acquired practices. MEDITECH

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