Brooklyn facility to use Allscripts abstracting software to collect data

In other implementations, Jamestown Regional picks Thrive cloud-based EHR and other systems from CPSI.

Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health IT contract wins and go-lives.
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, a 276-bed teaching hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., will adopt the Sunrise Abstracting software of Allscripts to help coders collect information for state-specific requirements, core measure data collections and other hospital-specific needs. “Sunrise Abstracting will enable us to route the right charts to the right coders based on business rules,” says Ramon Rodriguez, the hospital’s president and CEO. “The solution will provide the tools we need to address a fragmented coding workflow and potential coding inaccuracies, while also providing a comprehensive reporting solution.”
  • Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center has selected the Thrive electronic health record system of CPSI, as well as revenue cycle management software and cloud hosting services from CPSI subsidiary TruBridge. The 85-bed hospital had a recent change in ownership that compelled re-evaluation of technology needs, which included addressing an ongoing challenge of using multiple disparate systems to run hospital operations. The revenue cycle software is expected to help maximize revenue and improve cash flow in part through more efficient insurance claim and reimbursement processes. “It was clear to us that we needed one complete and fully integrated EHR system that could connect patient clinical and financial data across all points of care, including emergency room, inpatient and the clinic environments,” says Lynette Pritchett Evans, CEO at the medical center.

  • DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is a long-time Meditech client now moving to the vendor’s next-generation Expanse web-based and mobile enterprise electronic health record system across select hospitals and clinics. The delivery system includes 583-bed DCH Regional Medical Center, which operates a trauma center; NorthPort Medical Center, a 204-bed community hospital; and Fayette Medical Center, a rural hospital and nursing home.
  • The University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky will use the Data Operating System analytics platform of Health Catalyst to gain actionable insights to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The University’s physicians also will have access to the technology. The platform integrates and analyzes data from more than 200 data sources to deliver real-time decision support within the workflows of clinicians, administrators and other professionals.
  • Bowes In Home Care now is part of the enTouch Network in the greater Chicago region that connects hospitals, delivery systems, ambulatory physicians, skilled nursing facilities, hospice services, insurers and various types of therapists in a collaboration to ensure a smooth transition for patients from the hospital to the home. The enTouch Network, from software vendor Prepared Health, connects more than 70 organizations in the region to increase communication between care partners and improve outcomes and financial performance.

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