LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zynx Health™ announced today that Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexico's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system, has entered into an agreement to deploy Knowledge Analyzer™ to standardize their clinical decision support (CDS). Presbyterian will use the solution to compare the most current evidence-based intelligence against their existing content and identify opportunities that have an impact on outcomes, quality performance measures, and national care guidelines.
The Albuquerque-based health system encompasses eight hospitals serving more than 48,000 patients annually as well as 30 primary care and specialty clinics and nine urgent care facilities across the state. By evaluating their CDS using Knowledge Analyzer, Presbyterian's 770 physicians in 50 specialties can stay current at the point of care on vital interventions affecting five key outcomes: mortality, length of stay, admissions and readmissions, healthcare costs, and hospital-acquired conditions.
"New evidence-based medicine is introduced almost daily, and regulations and national standards change frequently," said Kevin Maben, M.D., associate chief medical information officer at Presbyterian. "As one of the largest providers in New Mexico, we have a commitment to our patients to stay on top of these developments to ensure the very best, safest, and most affordable care. With Knowledge Analyzer, our clinicians can review the latest clinical knowledge while calling out interventions affecting clinical and financial performance."
Knowledge Analyzer analyzes content from any system, whether homegrown or from another third-party vendor, and is compatible with all electronic health record vendors. As a result, Presbyterian can facilitate the content updates within the Epic electronic health record without having to recreate the current content.
"Presbyterian Healthcare Services is responsible for tens of thousands of lives in New Mexico," said Bertina Yen, M.D., M.P.H., executive vice president, product group at Zynx Health. "They are clearly committed to delivering the best care in the safest way at the lowest reasonable cost. We are excited to support their numerous provider facilities with reviewing, analyzing, and updating their CDS against the latest evidence-based content through Knowledge Analyzer."
Dr. Maben added, "We selected Knowledge Analyzer for its ability to analyze our clinical documentation down to the line item intervention level and so we could perform evidence updates within Epic. The automated analysis saves time, speeding delivery of approved evidence to clinicians and reducing the risk of errors and incomplete or missing content."
Knowledge Analyzer displays the gaps in content that do not meet present care standards. It also highlights missing or outdated items that can have an impact on clinical outcomes including national quality measures and guidelines. Clinicians can further discuss and reach consensus on the evidence recommendations to reduce care variability and take appropriate action.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members, and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. The Presbyterian system includes eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.
About Zynx Health
Zynx Health, part of the Hearst Health network, is the pioneer and market leader in evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care solutions that provide the care guidance to enhance quality, improve care coordination, and decrease variation across an individual's health journey. With Zynx Health, healthcare organizations exceed industry demands for delivering high-quality care at lower costs under value-based reimbursement models. Zynx Health partners with healthcare organizations to continuously and measurably improve care every day, for every patient, every time. To learn more, visit zynxhealth.com or call 855.367.ZYNX.
About Hearst Health
Zynx Health is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes First Databank (FDB), MCG and Homecare Homebase, and Hearst Health International. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 174 million insured individuals, 35 million home health visits, and 4 billion prescriptions. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab. Visit hearsthealth.com.
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