Today, Allscripts announced Healthfinch the grand prize winners of the Allscripts Open App Challenge for their RefillWizard app as part of the kickoff of the 2013 Allscripts Client Experience (ACE). The RefillWizard application simplifies the prescription refill process by reducing physician & staff refill workload allowing them to focus more on patient care.
According to Healthfinch, the highest refill rates are normally seen with primary care physicians (internal medicine and family medicine) with some physicians refilling in excess of 25 refills per day. In fact, some of healthcare organizations spend as much as 1-2 hours every before RefillWizard. By using RefillWizard, healthcare organizations can expect:
- 149,105 minutes saved using RefillWizard
- 62% of refills can be safely delegated to the clinical staff
- Average time of 34 seconds for staff to process a refill
Integration is a simple three steps process that includes:
- Customization of your refill protocols – We will walk your physician leaders through the process of developing your organization’s refill protocols.
- Integration within the electronic medical record
- Go-live training & support
The company believes this solution will help them reach their mission of increasing quality and productivity by reducing non-reimbursable physician time and wasted staff time to zero.
Allscripts Open App Challenge Background
The Challenge launched late in 2012 and the Phase 1 award recipients were announced earlier this year at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.
More than 98 developers answered the call to “Start a Revolution” by creating innovative applications that integrate directly with Allscripts Open Electronic Health Records (EHR) software.
Two companies received the second place award. The first is ePREOP, which provides scheduling and authorization tools. These tools may help decrease unnecessary testing, enhance patient engagement, screen for high-risk conditions, and also enhance clinical decision support and discrete data transfer services between various health records in preparation for surgery. Also in second place is Keona Health, with an application that helps reduce time spent on unreimbursed medical phone calls, which may allow practices to see more patients and increase revenue.
Another two solutions came in as third place winners. The first is the Genelex YouScript(R) application, which provides tools to evaluate overall adverse drug event risk, identify at-risk patients, and recommend safer, more effective drug regimens so prescribers can work to improve drug treatment outcomes. The second is eDoc4u, with a solution that captures patient health risk assessments, delivers evidence-based clinical analysis and risk summaries at point-of-care, and creates personalized health programs, while identifying gaps in care and managing outreach.
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