Checking in at UConn Health
March 29, 2018
I’m going to talk a bit about one of our clients—UConn Health, which has ambitious expansion plans, a well as its work in completely transforming its EHR to work in conjunction with implementing leading-edge bedside monitoring and telehealth technologies.
UConn Health is actually a complex network of clinical care, medical research and academic teaching facilities, including a hospital, school of medicine, school of dentistry and graduate school. The staff and leaders at UConn recognize that the organization must evolve along with the rest of the rapidly changing industry. That means while furthering their clinical mission and reputation, they also need to remain financially strong to stay true to what the organization does best: deliver outstanding patient care.
UConn recognizes that margins will improve as the organization continues to optimize the patient experience. So, the organization decided to expand its use of Cloverleaf, an interoperability engine it has used for decades. The Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite is the latest evolution, and UConn recognized it was agile enough to work with any vendor. One small example of its efficiency is that if a system sends UConn Health an order with no order number, staff can simply create one. As a result, they don’t need to look toward another third party application, and have saved precious staff time and, most importantly, millions of dollars by avoiding customization.
UConn Health’s Epic EMR transformation is scheduled to be completed this year, with a huge – 30 percent –increase in message volume. Using Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite, UConn health has created 442 integrations and is deftly handling millions of messages. I am happy to say the staff reports Cloverleaf is working like it expected – with no downtime. As one of their IT staff members reported, “We put millions of transactions through Cloverleaf and it just runs.”
To see more detail about UConn Health’s efforts to achieve true interoperability and improve reimbursement, you can read more here.
Jerry Rankin, Infor Industry Strategy Director, Healthcare Interoperability
- North America