SOURCE: Healthwise

Healthwise

December 11, 2014 08:00 ET

Two Solutions That Work to Bring Patients and Clinicians Together

The Healthwise® Patient Engagement Solution for Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR via the Allscripts Developer Program

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - Patients make better health decisions when they receive the support and education they need, when and where they need it. Electronic health record (EHR) technology offers clinicians the means to deliver education to a patient during the visit or to a patient's online secure message center.

Healthwise, a nonprofit organization and recognized expert in health education, announces that the Patient Engagement Solution has been certified by Allscripts for integration with the Allscripts TouchWorks EHR. Clinicians using TouchWorks now have more tools to enhance the quality of care by electronically sending Healthwise care instructions, videos, and interactive tools to patients.

Within TouchWorks, clinicians access the Healthwise Patient Education Module to deliver education resources to patients quickly and securely. TouchWorks automatically saves a record of what was given and how the resources were fulfilled. When their patients respond -- by reading the information, using a tool, or watching a video -- physicians can see this activity in the Healthwise module. This view into engagement enables more effective conversations between doctors and patients, informs treatment decisions, and contributes to better outcomes.

"We're dedicated to providing the best possible clinician experience," said Stanley Crane, chief innovation officer at Allscripts. "Healthwise has a 40-year understanding of the needs of the clinician and the patient. That experience and innovative thinking creates solutions that clinicians, patients, and Allscripts value."

"We're delighted that Allscripts has certified the Healthwise solution for Allscripts TouchWorks EHR. Patients will get what they need in order to be smarter about their health, and clinicians will have more insight about their patients," said Jim Giuffré, Healthwise president and COO. "Shared decisions happen when the entire care team understands what patients know and value about a health choice. And that's when cost, quality, and satisfaction improve for both patients and their clinicians."

Healthwise writes, designs, and produces its solutions so that patients can make positive behavior changes and get involved in their own health care. To learn more, visit Healthwise on the Allscripts Application Store.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information more than a billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, disease management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org, 1.800.706.9646.

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