Zynx Health™, the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, has announced the general availability of Knowledge Analyzer™, a scalable solution that helps organizations quickly realize the full value of electronic health record (EHR) systems.
Healthcare organizations typically have limited time to make meaningful adjustments to EHRs as they strive to quickly realize the technology's intended clinical and financial benefits. Unfortunately, without the inclusion of fine-tuned evidence-based content, many organizations fail to efficiently optimize their EHRs. As a result, these organizations may never realize the intended clinical benefits and promised financial savings of their EHR systems. Knowledge Analyzer enables organizations to not only access—but to optimally leverage—clinical decision support, providing an opportunity to use EHRs to improve clinical outcomes, reduce readmissions, enhance financial performance, manage Value-Based Purchasing, and achieve Meaningful Use as well as other mandates.
Mary Horan, MD, CMIO at UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (a 281-bed hospital in Seattle, Washington), explained, "With Knowledge Analyzer, we have been able to continually analyze and identify the evidence-based content deemed most important to our clinicians. Our team of healthcare professionals undoubtedly wants to provide the most current and evidence-based care. The ability to streamline the order set review process with an intelligent, current, and easy-to-use tool makes the updates and maintenance process of clinical decision support much easier. It also ensures the availability of relevant clinical guidance when we need it most. We can now optimize our EHR with the information that will make a real difference in patient care."
"Knowledge Analyzer helps us to continually enhance our EHR's clinical guidance while also supporting far-reaching quality improvement efforts," Dr. Horan added. "Our physicians and nurses already see the value of the EHR with well-designed CPOE, and they truly embrace the system. Keeping it relevant and current is the challenge once the initial buy-in has occurred, and Zynx Health helps us do that."
With Knowledge Analyzer, healthcare organizations can quickly analyze vast amounts of clinical content against the most current evidence, bringing added transparency to clinical practice. The assessment will instantly pinpoint opportunities essential to decreasing care variation and improving performance in clinician practices, with a focus on the most vital interventions that advance clinical and financial outcomes.
"We are enabling healthcare organizations to provide care guidance at crucial care moments that can truly make a difference. With Knowledge Analyzer, we are not just providing the most current and most relevant content, but are helping organizations analyze how that content can be used in their environment and in their situations to improve patient care," Carol Leighton, vice president of product management at Zynx Health explained. "In essence, we are supporting a 'carpe diem' mentality by showing providers how to get the most out of their information technology sooner, rather than later."