Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care coordination solutions, announced today a new Web-based tool that helps physicians and other clinicians quickly reach an agreement on the best evidence-based practices to use for optimal patient care. Consensus Builder streamlines collaboration and communication, enabling clinicians to rapidly develop a consensus on which practices to implement.
The healthcare industry has undergone explosive growth focused on scientific research trials and information technologies that promote the use of evidence in clinical decision making to minimize practice variations and to apply the best treatment. But with so many options available, clinicians face difficult and time-consuming debates over which expert opinions to use and which protocols to follow.
Consensus Builder solves these challenges by giving clinicians an online tool that aggregates all opinions and discussion related to the clinical content analysis in one location, making it easier for colleagues in different departments or geographic locations to view the entire conversation, make suggestions and ultimately vote on their preference. The solution is part of Zynx Health’s Knowledge Analyzer™, a Web-based tool designed to help organizations quickly realize the full value of their EHR by analyzing vast amounts of clinical content against the most current evidence—bringing added transparency to clinical practice.
Consensus Builder supports organizations in reducing care variability by enabling them to take the following actions:
- Leverage Knowledge Analyzer to assess clinical content and identify opportunities for care improvement.
- Recommend specific changes to clinical content and share those recommendations via e-mail with a broader group of clinician reviewers.
- Facilitate communication and collaboration across the organization by leveling the playing field for clinicians to equally vote and comment on each evidence recommendation.
- Increase consistency and effectiveness of clinical decision support (CDS) content by ensuring clinical practices have the latest core measures, guidelines, and evidence-based interventions to achieve better financial and quality care outcomes and safety.
“Updating and maintaining order set and other clinical content in addition to achieving clinician collaboration on content are universal challenges of healthcare organizations nationwide,” said Steven Arendt, M.D., senior director of clinical leadership at Zynx Health. “We recognized we had to streamline the review process to increase clinicians’ collaboration to incorporate more input and feedback while, at same time, create efficiency and reduce variation in care delivery.
“Consensus Builder ensures that providers have access to the latest and best evidence-based content built into their order sets continually via their EHR,” he added. “Our goals are simple: Help physicians and clinicians gain quick consensus to drive system-wide clinical evidence adherence to the point of care.”
Zynx Health clients using Knowledge Analyzer can register for a Consensus Builder product demonstration at http://www.zynxhealth.com/Solutions/Zynx-Analytics. A preview of Zynx Health’s newest innovations including this solution will be showcased at booth #2260 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 Conference and Exhibition April 13-16 in Chicago.
About Zynx Health
Zynx Health, part of the Hearst Health network, is the pioneer and market leader in evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care solutions that provide the care guidance to enhance quality, improve care coordination, and decrease variation across an individual’s health journey. With Zynx Health, healthcare organizations exceed industry demands for delivering high-quality care at lower costs under value-based reimbursement models. Zynx Health partners with healthcare organizations to continuously and measurably improve care every day, for every patient, every time. To learn more, visit www.zynxhealth.com or call 855.367.ZYNX.
About Hearst Health
Zynx Health is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes FDB (First Databank), MCG, and Homecare Homebase. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 76 percent of discharged patients, 133 million insured individuals, 30 million home health visits, 1.88 billion retail pharmacy prescriptions, and 3.26 billion prescription claims. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab. www.hearsthealth.com