DATA INTEROPERABILITY IMPROVING BUT NOT THE CURE
Data has always been a central focus for healthcare decision-making – from clinicians to hospital systems to policymakers. The advantages of having a wealth of medical data are undeniable. The industry shift to value-based care combined with increased use of electronic health records (EHRs) has transferred a large proportion of the clinician’s and care team’s workload to data entry and searching — perhaps not the passion that led them to pursue medicine.
Despite the high use of EHRs, over 70% of physicians agree that EHRs greatly contribute to physician burnout and want improvements to EHR user interfaces.
HELPING THE INDUSTRY BY HELPING CLINICIANS
Anthony Gerardi, CEO and co-Founder of Insiteflow, the leading EHR workflow interoperability platform, observed that as a country, we’re paying too much for outcomes.
We want value-based care and personalized medicine, but that effort falls on the shoulders of clinicians who are spending too much time figuring out how to properly document everything in the mandated EHRs. Gerardi reminds us that no clinician was called to practice medicine and undergo years of school to become a great documenter.
This obstacle inspired Gerardi and his co-Founder and COO, Corey Hall, to develop the Insiteflow platform. “We are truly mission-driven,” says Gerardi. “Our goal is to transform clinical outcomes and financial results by empowering clinicians.”
By making data driven recommendations and best practices easier to access and more convenient to implement at the point of care, Insiteflow empowers clinicians to:
- Incorporate the latest data-driven recommendations and best practices
- Ensure patients receive more personalized treatment
- Improve care and reduce healthcare costs
IMPROVING THE CLINICIAN EXPERIENCE
Insiteflow addresses the unmet needs of clinicians by enhancing their workflow, so the industry can achieve the Quadruple Aim. Insiteflow offers the missing element in the clinical technology ecosystem that clinicians need to thrive.
APIs that transfer data between databases are the ecosystem’s base level, so clinical and billing information can be shared more efficiently and the cost of extracting and sharing data is lowered. The level above is where internal and external analytics can identify ways to make more informed and accurate diagnoses, prescribe personalized treatment and preventative measures, and improve the quality of patient care. Analytics also identify needed improvements at the business level to streamline operations and lower costs.
However, big data alone is not sufficient to implement improvements. Change happens at the workflow layer, where Insiteflow empowers doctors to seamlessly access and act on recommendations. Insiteflow delivers EHR-embedded, automated workflow applications that display recommendations generated by the clinician’s preferred analytics vendors to implement and record high-value decisions efficiently.
ENHANCING EHR WORKFLOW
A 2020 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined the importance of studying workflow and workarounds regarding implementing EHRs. The authors explain how the “profound disruptions to clinical workflow” resulting from suboptimal EHR implementation can result in workarounds, which create an inaccurate digital record, drive physician dissatisfaction, and lead to diminished patient care.
Gerardi explains that the Insiteflow team is committed to improving workflow inefficiency for clinicians because if they remain overwhelmed, they won’t have the time to apply the latest recommendations, best practices, and care guidelines for patients.
As things stand, if a clinician wants to incorporate the latest data-driven medical recommendations and best practices from external analytics, they cannot leverage the capabilities within the EHR, forcing clinicians to log in to vendor’s external web portals. Once they find what they need, the clinicians must return to the EHR and figure out how to document their decisions based on these external insights. An inefficient and roundabout process.
The intuitive, configurable Insiteflow platform takes these insights and places them a single click away at the point of care, enabling providers to remain in the normal flow for treating their patients.
“We make external solutions accessible, automated, and actionable — moving the industry beyond data interoperability and beyond the Cures Act,” says Gerardi.
Gerardi continues that Insiteflow creates a safe and secure enhanced workflow for clinicians to visualize their complete analytics. As a result, they can see recommended improvements, including patient care gaps, medication recommendations, care guidelines, and treatment options.
With multi-level solutions integrated into the EHR workflow, clinicians can work within the Insiteflow user interface at the point of care and in real-time to implement recommendations, improve clinical outcomes, and maximize financial results and return on investment.
Insiteflow can also enhance clinical surveillance applications that analyze the latest research to notify the clinicians if a patient’s prescription won’t properly treat their condition. Instead of going back and forth through different external, third-party solutions searching for the patient’s specific recommendations, a clinician using Insiteflow can receive a direct alert for recommendations that apply to their particular patient.
Clinicians in different care settings, from solo practitioners to ER physicians to surgeons at a large medical center, can use Insiteflow. No matter the setting, Insiteflow enhances the clinician experience, which, in turn, ripples out to improve healthcare as a whole.
Simply put, “Nothing improves without a better clinician experience.”