Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Expands Allscripts Deployment With Care Management Solution

Hospital & Healthcare Management / Healthcare Case Study/ Solution Augments Allscripts Acute and Ambulatory Electronic Health Record for 579-bed New York City Health System/ 21st Oct 2010 :- Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, the largest voluntary not-for-profit healthcare system serving the South and Central Bronx, has selected the Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) Care Management solution.

A fully-integrated, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, the Allscripts Care Management solution automates and consolidates everyday tasks for hospital case managers including utilization management, discharge planning, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), audit management and quality management. Allscripts Care Management works in an integrated fashion with Bronx-Lebanon’s Sunrise Clinical Manager™ solution, giving case managers easy access to clinical information needed to provide better patient care and streamline payment by insurers.

"Allscripts Care Management is a strong addition to our overall Sunrise deployment and will assist us with standardization of case management processes across the organization and  by helping to improve the critical handoff of patients moving from the hospital to post-acute settings, whether our own long-term care facilities or elsewhere," said Dr. Robert Leviton, Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Bronx-Lebanon. "Allscripts also will help us avoid expensive denials of insurance coverage by ensuring that our patients receive the appropriate level of care defined by Interqual criteria."

Deployed in more than 700 hospitals nationwide, Allscripts Care Management can be installed quickly – in as little as 90 days – and efficiently with minimal IT support. 

Agreement Extends Bronx-Lebanon’s Connected Community of Health

Bronx-Lebanon’s selection of Allscripts Care Management expands the health system’s significant commitment to Allscripts technology.  Bronx-Lebanon recently completed deployment of Allscripts solutions in the Emergency Department as well as within a 40-physician multispecialty practice – a first step towards putting the ambulatory EHR in all 27 of Bronx-Lebanon’s outpatient clinics.

Both recent activations build upon Bronx-Lebanon’s use of Sunrise Clinical Manager™ for enhanced access to patient data and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) within its two major hospital divisions.

"Completed just two weeks after the merger of Allscripts and Eclipsys, the decision of Bronx-Lebanon, a national leader in healthcare, to add our care management solution to its deployment of Sunrise Enterprise is validation of the logic behind the merger and the strength of the new Allscripts," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Bronx-Lebanon is ahead of the curve in utilizing our ability to connect information across virtually every care setting, creating a connected community of health that ultimately delivers better health outcomes for patients by automating care transitions across different environments.”

Sunrise Enterprise: Primed for "Meaningful Use"

The full suite of integrated Sunrise solutions, Sunrise Enterprise™ 5.5, differentiates Allscripts and its client base within the healthcare industry. The acute care Electronic Health Record solution includes extended functionality designed specifically to help healthcare organizations meet the "meaningful use" requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as well as to achieve Stage 7 in the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. 

Sunrise Enterprise 5.5. ships with Helios by Allscripts™, an industry-defining open architecture platform designed to promote enhanced exchange of data between disparate software systems while lowering total cost of ownership.

About Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 579 beds at two major hospital divisions; a major psychiatric facility; two specialized long term care facilities with 330 total beds; and an extensive "BronxCare" Network of more than 70 medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center; as well as a 51 unit housing facility for seniors and low income residents. For more information visit www.bronx-leb.org.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a connected healthcare community. To learn more about Allscripts, please visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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