Live at #HIMSS15: Improving patient experiences


It’s time for HIMSS again, and I’m ready for an excellent show, chock-full of learning, great meetings and new technology. I can’t wait to hear about the exciting changes people will share this week. Changes that will lead to better connected healthcare organizations and improved patient care.

HIMSS always reminds me that, as healthcare solution providers, we must continue to grow and evolve. Preparing for HIMSS15, we went all out, releasing our most recent software version only months after the last update. The timing was deliberate, as OnBase 15 has more than 2,000 enhancements, including vendor neutral archive (VNA) and health information exchange capabilities.

The evolution of ECM and patient care
Enterprise content management (ECM) has come a long way from its roots in document management. The scan-store-retrieve model, which originally helped healthcare organizations eliminate file cabinets and repurpose physical space, has grown into a core, enterprise solution. With it, healthcare organizations better manage and provide access to more complete patient records – all while lowering costs and empowering better care decisions.

OnBase VNA rounds out our ECM solution’s comprehensive clinical content strategy, enabling organizations to capture and store Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) content, like X-rays, MRIs and CT scans. This allows organizations to consolidate existing DICOM archives while supporting short-term, long-term and redundant storage, as well as providing robust disaster recovery.

But perhaps it is OnBase Anywhere that providers find most exciting. Now, when there is a transition of care, patient content simultaneously and electronically transfers to the next organization. Transporting records no longer falls to the patient, so clinicians no longer need to start from scratch and manually construct a collection of patient data. Organizations now have access to transfer the 65 percent of patient content stored outside of the electronic medical record.

It’s all about empowering providers with the tools they need to improve the patient experience.

Another example is Mobile eCapture. When patients register, they receive a mobile tablet device that contains electronic versions of all of the relevant forms they need to review, complete and sign. Using patient information that’s already on file, the solution autofills forms so patients do not have to input redundant information, making for a better experience.

Stop by booth #3668 in the southern end of the McCormick Place to learn more about how you can create a more comprehensive clinical content strategy. And how you can improve each and every patient experience.

Kate Barney, RN, is Hyland's marketing portfolio manager for the healthcare industry.
Kate Barney

Kate Barney

Kate Barney, RN, is Hyland’s marketing portfolio manager for the healthcare industry.

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