Nearly 70% of the U.S. adult population does not have a plan for end-of-life care. Intermountain Healthcare recognized the need to improve the quality of advance care planning to know and honor the wishes of the patients they serve.
Solution embedded into the EHR helps providers see the cost of prescriptions and find lower-cost alternatives for patients.
When Adventist Health launched two new urgent care clinics, in addition to giving patients a new option, they also found ways to reduce time spent in the EHR, giving that time back to patients.
With interoperability, Keck Medicine of USC providers have quick access to available patient data from outside organizations, and they incorporate that information into the local record to help make better treatment decisions.
A project named the Open Access Initiative helped lower wait times to see physicians, and made it simpler for patients to book an appointment with a provider.
Instead of a relying solely on in-person office visits, health systems are offering virtual health care visits to provide care when and where patients need it.