Are you aware of the recent enhancements to Allscripts Touchworks EHR v11.4.1 to improve data capture and reporting for Meaningful Use Stage 2?
These much needed changes will have a significant impact to workflow and aligning build with reporting Meaningful Use Stage 2 for provider attestation.
Here are few points to take note of:
- Receiving real time Point of Care patient recommendations
- The ability to produce summary of care documents in a Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (CCDA) to a portal
- Clients can set parameters for when the application will release clinical information such as output results which allows parameters to be set. Patients can now have online access to their clinical information within four (4) business days.
- Expanded ability to increase the ease of capturing discrete data regarding patient smoking status’ and history, orders, images, patient education, e-prescription, etc. for the purpose of reporting for MU Stage 2 requirements
In prior versions, we would work with providers and administrators, capturing the correct data about patient care data that we knew would be beneficial for proactively communicating with patients, or monitoring patient care patterns, only to be frustrated when we could not extract the data in a meaningful way. While the data was contained within the record, it was not structured in a manner where it could be easily extracted.
For example, providers would capture immunization information but were not able to report in a way that allowed them to proactively communicate with patients. We felt that if we proactively scheduled pediatric patients for sports physicals, we could better manage our schedules and avoid the historical rush associated with trying to complete applications in time for baseball season registration. The improved capabilities of storing codified data in V11.4.1 enables us to analyze and report on the information that was captured and resolve this historical challenge, as well as meet our MU Stage 2 reporting requirements.
As your organization navigates through the v11.4.1 upgrade, make sure to effectively maximize the new enhancements in the Allscripts software in order to increase physician productivity, improve patient access, meet reporting requirements and overall drive a positive patient experience.