New Software Enhancements for ZynxOrder and ZynxCare Spotlight Clinical Processes that Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs, Key Elements of Major Health Reform Mandates
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zynx Health, the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support (CDS) solutions, today announced the release of two solution enhancements designed to improve cost and quality outcomes. By identifying key clinical processes and evidence within their Zynx Health CDS solutions, these enhancements may enable hospitals and healthcare systems to improve quality and decrease costs and potentially help facilitate the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs).
In the current era of reform, hospitals and healthcare systems are scrambling to identify clinical protocols that improve outcomes related to mortality, admissions, readmissions, emergency department visits, hospital-acquired conditions, and length of stay—while at the same time reducing costs safely, and mitigating the financial risks of emerging reform-related changes to healthcare payment structures. Zynx Health meets these evolving needs with the new enhancements to its order sets and plans of care.
Key Zynx Health upgrades for order set and plan of care customers include:
- Outcomes Navigator. Outcomes Navigator allows providers across the continuum of care to identify those processes for each condition that can help reduce financial risk (ie, by preventing admissions, readmissions, emergency department visits, and hospital-acquired conditions, and by reducing length of stay and costs). Outcomes Navigator also helps organizations meet meaningful use and other requirements by providing ready access to a large listing of performance measures, and clearly calling out those related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
- Key Clinical Process Icons. Key Clinical Process Icons highlight proven key clinical processes critical to improving cost and quality outcomes—clearly visible as customers follow the order set and plan of care development process. Specifically, these icons call attention to any information in a Zynx Health order set or plan of care template related to decreasing mortality, admissions, readmissions, length of stay, or cost.
“As health systems continue to move forward in their endeavors to improve cost and quality outcomes, and comply with initiatives set forth by healthcare reform, we are thrilled to offer additional tools to facilitate the achievement of their goals,” said Bill O’Connor, senior vice president of global product management and marketing at Zynx Health. “We look forward to our continued innovations keeping Zynx clients on the frontlines of the emerging changes in healthcare.”
The enhanced solutions will empower hospitals and healthcare systems to meet meaningful use standards for electronic health records, and to standardize clinical care within an accountable care organization.
About Zynx Health
Zynx Health, a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, is the market leader in providing evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions proven to measurably improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. Thousands of hospital organizations and providers trust Zynx Health clinical evidence, order sets, plans of care, clinical decision rules, quality forecasters, and practice guidelines to drive clinical improvements at the point of care and deploy the clinical decision support solutions required to demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs. Collectively, clients have customized and deployed more than 190,000 order sets and plans of care within Zynx Health’s online solutions. To learn more, visit www.zynxhealth.com or call 888.333.9969.
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