Blessing Health System Advancing Quality Patient Care with Rothman Healthcare Corporation’s Patient Condition Tracker

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blessing Health System announces a partnership with Rothman Healthcare Corporation to implement the Patient Condition Tracker within the Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager electronic health record used at Blessing Hospital and Illini Community Hospital. Additionally, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing will be a major participant in research studies regarding the Patient Condition Tracker.

“Blessing Hospital and the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing are natural partners given our shared focus to increase the continuity and quality of care that patients receive nationwide,” says Rothman CMO, Dr. Duncan Finlay. “Our first trial at Sarasota Memorial Hospital demonstrated that our tracker leads to improved discharge dispositions and better continuity of care. We’re looking forward to demonstrating that at Blessing.”

Since 2004, Rothman Healthcare Corporation has developed the Patient Condition Tracker to bridge the gaps in continuity of care. The Patient Condition Tracker uses electronic health record (EHR) data to display the progression of a patient’s health. The Patient Condition Tracker generates a regularly updated health score, based on vital signs, nursing assessments, and lab results, in a user-friendly graphical format, effectively summarizing thousands of pages of patient data at a glance. This makes it easy to track patient progress and detect subtle declines in health. There also is the ability to see multiple patient graphs simultaneously for a summarized understanding of a whole unit, helping doctors, nurses, and Rapid Response teams get patients the care they need as effectively as possible.

“We are excited to be a part of this innovative approach to improving patient care using advanced technologies used at Blessing and Illini. The Patient Condition Tracker epitomizes meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record, allowing us to stay at the forefront of quality patient care,” says Dr. Debra Phillips, Blessing CMIO. “In addition to the installation of the Patient Condition Tracker at the hospitals, we are creating a research alliance between Rothman Healthcare Corporation and the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing.”

About Rothman Healthcare Corporation

Rothman Healthcare Corporation is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of patient care with innovative, patient-centric software that enables healthcare professionals to easily access critical and actionable patient health data. The Patient Condition Tracker generates a graph of patient condition that allows for greater continuity and quality of care while reducing costs. For more information, see or call (866) 362-0001.

About Blessing Health System

Two hospitals, a physician group, a four-year nursing education program, a foundation and a group of medical specialty businesses come together to form the Blessing Health System. Overseeing the activities of all the organizations within the system is Blessing Corporate Services, Inc. (BCS), which was formed in 1983 and is the parent company of Blessing Hospital; Illini Community Hospital; Blessing Physician Services; Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing; The Blessing Foundation; Blessing Affiliates, Inc.; and Denman Services, Inc. As the regional leader in patient and family centered care, Blessing Health System is committed to excellence. We offer quality, compassionate and comprehensive medical care, and place a strong emphasis on community wellness. Blessing continues to respond to the changing health care needs of the region's residents by keeping pace with technology and providing services that are convenient, accessible and vital to our mission to improve life.

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About Blessing Hospital

Since 1875, Blessing Hospital has provided area residents in and around Quincy, Ill., with the highest quality medical care possible. Quincy is the principal economic, cultural and medical hub for an agricultural region composed of nearly 400,000 people living in West Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri, and Southeast Iowa.

Blessing Hospital continues to respond to the changing health care needs of the region, upgrading technology and facilities to provide economical, high quality medical care. A not-for-profit, not-tax-supported, independent hospital, Blessing is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, licensed by the State of Illinois, approved by all third-party payers and designated a Sole Community Provider by the federal Medicare system.

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