Mercy Medical Center taps TransformativeMed to streamline EHR workflows

20 March 2019 (Last Updated April 5th, 2019 18:48)

US-based Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines has awarded TransformativeMed a multi-year contract to standardise and simplify electronic health record (HER) workflows.

US-based Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines has awarded TransformativeMed a multi-year contract to standardise and simplify electronic health record (HER) workflows.

As per the agreement, the not-for-profit hospital located in Des Moines, Iowa, will leverage TransformativeMed’s GlycemiCare platform to simplify EHR workflows for diabetes management.

Currently, Go-live is underway and GlycemiCare will be used by hospitalists and residents at the 875-bed Mercy Medical Center, which is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN) and part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

GlycemiCare embeds in the Cerner EHR, thereby creating new clinical workflows that standardise and streamline the management and care of diabetes patients.

Clinical data, which is often scattered throughout the EHR, is organized and presented so that providers can quickly analyse trends and draw insights required to offer best-practice care and cut down unnecessary variability in glycemic control from admission to discharge.

In 2012, there were over 7.7 million hospital stays in the US for patients suffering with diabetes.

Huge data indicates that inpatient hyperglycemia, in patients with or without prior diagnosis of diabetes, is linked with an increased risk of complications and mortality.

TransformativeMed president and CEO Doug Cusick said: “Mercy Medical Center clearly understands the importance of giving providers the tools needed to effectively manage complicated, high risk, high-cost conditions like diabetes.

“With GlycemiCare providers can grasp in under 30 seconds why blood sugars went up or down and what action to take. Give clinicians the hard-to-find EHR data face-up and align it to their clinical workflows. It’s that easy!”

The CORE Value Suite, which was clinician-designed, was created with the insight that it takes a team to manage a patient and that all specialties and conditions have particular data needs.

CORES is developed using MPages custom toolkit and embeds directly inside Cerner, transforming a firm’s current EHR into a secure, easy-to-use, clinical communication and collaboration hub.

Intuitively organised, workflows are presented in formats special to each specialty and condition, thereby ensuring that actionable patient data is accessible when it is required.

Without the need to search for and replicate data to make care decisions, team-based patient care gets simplified and becomes more efficient.