Once complete, the ambulatory initiative will leverage its integration with Community Hospital’s inpatient electronic medical record (EMR) technology infrastructure to provide all Community Hospital’s caregivers a shared view of information related to the patient’s previous visits in support of enhanced patient experiences and improved care coordination, said Eclipsys.
According to the company, the initiative builds on Community Hospital’s simultaneous enterprise-wide activation of Eclipsys’ Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) suite of clinical solutions and Sunrise Patient Financials. In combination, these applications, which are integrated components of the Sunrise Enterprise solution suite, have positively impacted Community Hospital’s care quality and financial performance. The hospital has standardized and automated healthcare processes, made vast improvements in inter-disciplinary communications, and streamlined information flow to make patient care more efficient across acute care settings, including critical care and the emergency department.
The company claims that the integration capabilities of sunrise patient financials has not only enabled Community Hospital to streamline patient financial workflow, improve bill collections and raise its clean-claim submission rate to 90%, it played an important part in the community hospital achieving its strategic goals for expansion. Community Hospital’s significant improvement in accounts receivable days outstanding has enhanced cash flow and enabled the hospital to repay, in advance, a large loan for the construction of a new, digital hospital building.