TransformativeMed, the EHR innovator using embedded workflows to empower clinical care and collaboration, announced today that MedStar Health has renewed its long-term Core Workflow Suite contract and signed on as an innovation partner to usher in the next wave of mobile EHR workflow innovations.
Since 2013, MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in the Maryland and Washington D.C. region, has used Core Clinical Workflows to create a more structured handoff process. Spreading by physician word-of-mouth, today more than 1500 physicians representing 40 unique clinical services across 10 MedStar hospitals use the Core Work Manager App to integrate the specialty and patient-specific content needed for their service-specific workflows. As an innovation partner MedStar is working with TransformativeMed to remove clinical EHR friction by testing and refining the Core Notify and Core Messaging Apps which integrate workflows with smartphones so clinicians can enter and receive critical alerts, notifications, and messages that are vetted with machine learning, while they work.
Because commercial EHRs were adopted before known usability and workflow integration problems were fixed, there is an EHR innovation gap burdening clinicians with data obfuscation, egregious alerting and notifications, and excessive clinical documentation for non-clinical purposes. Countless studies have demonstrated how EHR usability impacts clinical frustration, burnout, and patient care, efficiency, and quality.
TransformativeMed CEO Doug Cusick stated, “As an early Core Workflow Suite user, MedStar Health has been a leader in addressing EHR clinical usability issues. We’re thrilled to partner with MedStar to bring the next phase of EHR mobile innovation to the market.” Cusick added, “We believe the Core Workflow Suite of Apps, and the Core Notify and Core Messaging Apps, in particular, will become the de facto choice for closing the EHR innovation gap by removing workflow friction and improving clinical usability so that clinicians can once again experience the joy of delivering patient care.”
TransformativeMed is bringing the joy back to patient care by innovating inside the EHR with workflow-integrated apps and specialty-specific UI design that extends EHR functionality to fit modern and dynamic clinical processes. The Core Workflow Suite transforms how clinicians use the EHR. Out-of-the-box, clinical and disease-specific workflow apps embed directly into the EHR to curate and present patient information in the unique way each specialty requires. With minimal IT lift or training, clinical workflows are streamlined, team communication and collaboration are improved, and clinicians no longer waste time mining the EHR for critical patient information. The mobile-enhanced apps integrate workflows with smartphones so clinicians can enter and receive machine learning-vetted alerts, notifications, and messages while they work. Tens of thousands of clinicians across more than 130 hospitals are using the Core Workflow Suite to enhance EHR value, including Dignity Health, Baptist Health, MedStar and others. TransformativeMed was founded in 2011 and is privately held. Learn more at TransformativeMed.com.