Flagler Hospital, located in St. Augustine, Fla., has selected the Allscripts dbMotion solution to connect a myriad of electronic health records across the community. In creating a single, longitudinal patient record through Allscripts dbMotion, Flagler Hospital seeks to reduce costs and improve quality of care.
A private, non-profit acute care facility with 335 beds and ambulatory services, Flagler Hospital has earned national recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety, and participates in a local clinically integrated network (CIN). In addition, it is exploring opportunities to affiliate with other community health systems along the Florida and South Georgia coastline.
“For these initiatives to succeed, it became clear that we needed as much information about the patient at the point of care as possible,” said Bill Rieger, Chief Information Officer at Flagler Hospital. “Allscripts dbMotion harmonizes data that may have been collected in diverse systems and presents it to the provider in format he or she can use while making clinical decisions.”
Flagler Hospital selected Allscripts dbMotion over competitive offerings because of its population health analytics capabilities, Rieger noted. “The biggest challenge in leveraging analytics in a healthcare environment is connecting various systems to access quality data. This interoperability is a core functionality of Allscripts dbMotion, so it was a clear choice for us.”
Flagler will use the Allscripts dbMotion Clinical Analytics Gateway (CAG) to optimize existing analytics packages and will adopt the solution’s Population Health Analytics functionality during the second stage of its Allscripts dbMotion implementation. “Right now, our analytics offers us only a retrospective look at the care we deliver,” he said. “Allscripts and dbMotion will give us real time analytics at the point of care. This is invaluable. Providers can see gaps and risk factors while the patient is in front of them, and can take steps to make sure proper care is given—not only for the complaint that lead to the current visit, but for other conditions as well.”
Another factor influencing Flagler Hospital’s selection of Allscripts dbMotion was “the power of the EHR Agent,” said Rieger. This feature of Allscripts dbMotion identifies patient information that resides in community EHRs, but may not appear in the provider’s “home” system. EHR Agent automatically alerts providers to the existence of this delta information and allows them to import the new data if they desire. “EHR Agent is embedded in the provider’s native workflow and instantly brings new clinical information into the workflow,” he said. “This community view is a wonderful asset.”
“Flagler Hospital has shown itself to be a true healthcare leader, at the forefront of visionary efforts like clinical integration networks,” said Paul M. Black, Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to partner with Flagler Hospital to help transform the way care is delivered across northeastern Florida.”
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