Alan Manning has an intimate view of what it takes to provide an outstanding patient experience, not only because he has been COO of Derby, ConnecticutĖbased Planetree for four years, but also because he spent several months in the hospital with his critically ill daughter. That pivotal experience, while traumatic, solidified friendships with his daughterís nurses and brought him several years later to Planetree, a nonprofit organization started in 1978 by a patient who wanted to help hospitals deliver stronger patient-centered care practices. Planetree works with 700 organizations in more than 17 countries.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they haveóand the data they donít yet haveóso that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
Registered nurses, with targeted training, are the secret weapon in the race for comprehensive care coordination.
Accountable care organizations. Patient-centered medical homes. Value-based reimbursements. Bundled payments. Healthcare is experiencing a revolution brought on by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that aims to put patients squarely in the middle of all their clini≠cal and financial decisions. Payers, including government agencies and insurers, are tying the quality and safety of patient care to reimbursements, making patient-centered care a necessity in all settings.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Oct 29, 2014
Download this case study to learn how SAMA HealthCare Services uses an Open platform from Allscripts to customize its healthy EHR core and focus on preventative care that is keeping patients out of the emergency room. The results? An estimated savings of $2.6 million in unnecessary ER visits and $2 million earned for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Meaningful Use.
This white paper describes how cloud computing can help healthcare organizations reshape their business models and services, design innovative ways of providing better, patient-centered care, and empower consumers to take greater participation in their health.
With so many provisions and rules involved in the Affordable Care Act, itís easy to get confused about what takes effect when. This timeline covers from 2010 through 2018 in a clear, 1-page layout. It also indicates what provisions apply to all plans and those which apply only to non-grandfathered plans.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Pottstown Medical Specialists, Inc. (PMSI), is one of the earliest adopters of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Allscripts TouchWorks enabled the organization to exceed at meeting PCMH standards, exponentially raising their level of care while receiving significant financial incentives.