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necessary to go a step further, to deliver a solution that enables clinicians to capture structured data at the point of care in a completely intuitive manner. T is can be done by combining mobile hardware devices – including iPads and digital pens – with a user experience designed to be as fast as paper forms. Add in a cloud platform that manages numerous mHealth devices, converts natural input to structured data, integrates with back- end clinical and fi nancial systems, and exports data to national registries and you have the prototype for an elegant workfl ow that protects the productivity of its physicians and captures valuable data at the point of care, while actively participating in its industry’s quality improvement initiatives. Just ask Phil Haynie, MBA, MSN, CRNA, president of

Resource Anesthesia, a group of 35 certifi ed registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) that serves hospitals, surgery centers and specialty physician groups in multiple states. Driven by an increasingly competitive environment for hospital-based physician services, Haynie, a practicing CRNA, needed a solution to help his business deliver cost-eff ective, high-quality care. Just as important, because the CRNAs are often mobile, they needed a portable solution to effi ciently manage clinical documentation without disrupting existing workfl ows. To achieve success, the solution had to be easily integrated into multiple healthcare settings with diverse EHR environments with minimal use of IT resources. Haynie and his colleagues chose Shareable Ink’s digital pen and paper solution and experienced no disruption to their existing workfl ows. Clinical and business rules embedded into familiar forms deliver feedback to the clinicians and help to ensure that records are complete and compliant. Using the power of cloud computing, the handwritten documentation is converted into clinically encoded structured data and made available for analytics. As a result of Resource Anesthesia’s deployment of this EHR, hospitals are reporting the following results: • One hundred percent of provider adoption without any burden to hospital IT resources;

• Quality management departments have automated review of 100 percent of charts – without human inter- vention – for all anesthesia quality metrics, including T e Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures;

• Documentation compliance has improved, reducing the number of days in A/R (accounts receivable); and

• Better insight into OR (operating room) utilization rates. Success is measured when we can achieve a maximum de-

sired eff ect with the smallest amount of disruption. Given the constant nature of change and challenge in healthcare, why not consider a newer, more fl exible approach to some of the challenges in healthcare. Let’s start with workfl ow.


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