Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the release of an e-book detailing the advantages, cost savings and quality improvements realized by hospitals that have enhanced their EMRs by adding electronic clinical surveillance systems. How Clinical Surveillance Enhances EMRs to Meet Triple Aim Challenges demonstrates how clinical surveillance boosts the functionality of EMR systems and helps healthcare organizations meet the triple aim of enhancing the experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing per capita healthcare costs.
With the Department of Health and Human Services announcing plans to tie 85% of all Medicare payments to quality or value measures by 2016 and 90% by 2018, the e-book provides timely information for hospitals seeking to protect their bottom lines. It explains how electronic surveillance systems extend the value of a hospital's EMR by simplifying data collection, analyzing and transforming that data into actionable information at the point of care, and providing evidence-based clinical information to optimize care delivery and promote continuous improvement.
The e-book also introduces Sentri7®, which brings data and clinical expertise to bear on key hospital initiatives and is used by more than 600 hospitals to care for more than 1 million patients each day. In addition to advantageous revenue protection, the e-book includes information on how clinical surveillance tools like Sentri7 simplify monitoring of multiple data streams, enable rapid identification of at-risk patients, facilitate evidence-based clinical decision-making and streamline reporting to management, stakeholders, and state and federal regulators—all of which are essential to achieving value- and outcomes-based objectives.
“Automated surveillance systems are able to identify risks and appropriate treatment options, augmenting the coding and billing data available in EMRs and ancillary systems,” said Leo Barbaro, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Terminologies and Surveillance, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “We intend for this e-book to serve as a model for delivering and implementing optimal care delivery that bridges actionable data and clinical expertise to promote continuous improvement within the industry.”