Mary Alice Annecharico
Agreement Reinforces Allscripts-Eclipsys Merger Strategic Rationale
"Our merger with Eclipsys was designed to help health systems like University Hospitals build a fully integrated network by giving providers in all settings – whether employed or independent – comprehensive, real-time access to vital patient information," said Mr. Tullman. "We’re proud that University Hospitals has expanded our partnership to deliver on that shared vision through our Sunrise 5.5 hospital solution, as well as our Enterprise Electronic Health Record and connectivity that lets independent physicians and UH hospitals form a truly connected community of health."
Personal Health Records; Automated Pay-for-Quality Reporting
University Hospitals will deploy Allscripts solutions to promote patient-physician communications and to streamline the laborious process of reporting quality outcomes to the government and other entities.
- The Allscripts Patient Portal. Patients can actively participate with their physicians and hospital to better manage their own health and wellness, including making appointments, retrieving test results, refilling prescriptions, and exchanging private messages with their physicians.
- The Allscripts Clinical Quality Solution (CQS). In addition to providing caregivers point-of-care clinical decision support, CQS automates the time-consuming process of participating in Pay-for-Quality programs such as the federal Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI).
Sunrise 5.5 Upgrade Strengthens UH Plans for "Meaningful Use"
By upgrading the seven hospitals currently using the Sunrise Enterprise suite to version 5.5, and adding UH Ahuja Medical Center, University Hospitals expects to qualify for Stage 1 of the federal EHR stimulus program, which took effect in January. All seven UH hospitals using Sunrise applications including Sunrise Pharmacy have met the Stage 1 electronic medication ordering requirement of 30 percent of unique patients and have exceeded ARRA’s Stage 2 medication order requirement of 60 percent of unique patients. Overall, University Hospitals’ physicians have achieved 87 percent CPOE adoption within three months of the activation.
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May 31, 2010
SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.