Allscripts Sunrise(TM) Platform Helps Community Hospital Enhance Care Quality
CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) client Atlantic General Hospital, located in Berlin, Maryland, U.S.A., achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) using the Allscripts Sunrise acute electronic health record (EHR).
The HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model measures progress and the cumulative capabilities of EMR systems within hospitals. There are eight stages (0-7) in the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, and 17.9% of hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database have currently reached Stage 6. Hospitals that reach Stage 6 have established clear goals for improving safety, minimizing errors, and prioritizing IT implementations.
"Atlantic General Hospital has strengthened our commitment to the community we serve by achieving best-in-class HIMSS standards, an impressive feat for a 62-bed hospital," Michael Franklin, President and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital, said. "This accomplishment shows how highly our staff values our community of patients, as well as our strong focus on enhancing quality of care."
"Achieving this important designation underscores the commitment the entire organization has to be the very best we can be in regards to servicing our patients and community," said Chief Information Officer of Atlantic General Hospital, Andrew Fowler. "An organization cannot make Level 6 without a complete team effort from our staff, clinicians, physicians, Administrative Leadership and Board of Trustees. We are now focused on achieving Level 7."
To further its patient care evolution, Atlantic General Hospital recently reconfirmed its commitment to Allscripts by deploying additional Sunrise solutions: SunriseTM Surgical Care, SunriseTM Radiology, SunriseTM Emergency Care and Sunrise Mobile MD II. This expansion is expected to help the hospital achieve efficiencies by moving towards a single platform for multiple points of patient care. The hospital also selected Allscripts EPSiTM to help it streamline its budgeting and decision support processes.
Allscripts Sunrise is an integrated suite of solutions for acute, post-acute, ambulatory, revenue cycle and emergency healthcare providers. Allscripts Sunrise helps clients provide access to integrated patient information across care settings and community organizations and offers clinical decision support that can lead to improved outcomes.
"Achieving this impressive designation shows how dedicated the team at Atlantic General Hospital is to the people who matter most: the patients," said Rich Berner, President of Allscripts International and General Manager of Sunrise. "With the Allscripts Sunrise platform, Atlantic General Hospital can help enhance patient safety and streamline activities to improve the patient's overall experience."
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About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital's state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women's diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
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