We welcome The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI, to the Discharge 1-2-3 user community. Like a number of other discerning Epic users, UW wasn’t satisfied with the quality of their existing ED content and chose to switch to Discharge 1-2-3.
We’re happy to share that the partnership is off to a great start and that initial feedback is very positive. ED physicians feel the content is better that what they previously had, and that the options are more specific, especially for peds. They really like the foreign language instructions. We’ve also received feedback and suggestions from the UW clinicians which is being incorporated into the content libraries as they are updated.
Focused and aggressive best describe the tone of the Allscripts Client Experience 2013 (ACE13) conference at McCormick Place in Chicago two weeks ago. As a long-time Allscripts partner, Discharge 1-2-3 joined nearly 4,500 other clients, staff, partners, and industry representatives to share priorities, plans, and ideas for improving system performance and compliance. We came away impressed.
Allscripts President and CEO Paul Black laid out the firm’s five areas of primary focus during his address:
- Meaningful Use Stage 2 compliance.
- ICD-10 implementation.
- Integration of solutions and data.
- Making the next upgrade much stronger than the current version.
- Innovation in all areas.
In addition to imparting new organizational goals, other major themes for the conference included population health, interoperability, and analytics. Keynote speakers Rasu Shrestha, MD, Vice President of Medical Information Technology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Vinay Vaidya, MD, Vice President and CMIO of Phoenix Children’s, shared examples of how their institutions were using data to improve consumer empowerment and patient safety, respectively.
“He who tames the data, wins,” said Dr Shrestha. We couldn’t agree more.