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Madonna partners to create a comprehensive electronic documentation solution for post-acute rehabilitation care

February 09, 2017

Sunrise Rehabilitation is a comprehensive electronic documentation solution for post-acute rehabilitation care, leveraging the power and versatility of Allscripts Healthcare Solution, Inc., with content innovations by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals.

Lincoln, Neb.(MADONNA)–Madonna is shaping how therapists and nursing staff in post-acute rehabilitation care facilities work together for the benefit of the patient with the development of a comprehensive electronic documentation solution.

Sunrise™ Rehabilitation is a robust content solution specifically designed and created for post-acute rehabilitation care providers.

The solution is built on the Allscripts Healthcare Solution Sunrise platform with the foundation of evidence-based treatment research and enhanced documentation principals that meet post-acute regulatory compliance requirements.    

“Sunrise Rehabilitation delivers a comprehensive clinical documentation solution that meets the various workflow needs of therapists, nurses, cases managers and social workers involved in post-acute rehabilitation care settings,” said Roberta Steinhauser, Madonna’s director of hospital applications. “Our rehabilitation content development is an outstanding accomplishment for our organization.”

Sunrise Rehabilitation provides evidence based inpatient and outpatient therapy evaluations.

This content solution also offers automated Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) scoring based on nursing and therapy documentation.  

A clinical therapy charging module enables efficient charge entry linked to documentation.  

Interdisciplinary care planning is accomplished by incorporating discipline specific content into an overall individualized Plan of Care. 

“Providing our clients the ability to collaboratively build innovative, world-class solutions in partnership with us is one of the greatest strengths of Sunrise,” said Paul Minton, RN, vice president of Solutions Management for Health Systems and Hospitals business unit. “Allscripts is proud to have partnered with Madonna, a world-renowned rehabilitation organization, on the development of Sunrise Rehabilitation, which enables the rest of our client base to leverage Madonna’s best practice workflows and content to improve outcomes in the rehabilitation space.”

The nursing assessments and inpatient/outpatient therapy evaluations are designed to enable the clinician to assess and document efficiently.

Standardized test administration guidelines are included with automated calculation of tests.

This reporting, embedded clinical decision support and use of normative values allows for successful quality monitoring.

“The system promotes efficiency in that it allows access to multiple components of a medical record, such as orders, treatment documentation, charging, care plan and medication management within a single system,” said Michele Ohlmann, PT, director of inpatient therapy for Madonna. 

Sunrise Rehabilitation is being utilized in both Lincoln and Omaha Campuses. Improvements demonstrated in outcomes, efficiencies and workflow include:  

•    Reduced variance in Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores when compared to case mix adjusted national benchmarks
•    Documentation driven IRF-PAI scoring resulting in 100 percent completion and compliance
•    Improved consistency in capturing the greatest burden of care on all shifts
•    Standardized evidence based therapy evaluations with inclusion of normative values
•    Charging module increased therapy efficiencies with charges linked to documentation, compliance with third party regulations and tracking of therapy productivity
•    Education documentation compliance increased to 100 percent for nursing and therapy 

“Most EMR systems are built around acute care workflow and needs,” said Chris Lee, MSPT, FACHE, vice president of rehabilitation. “As a former surveyor of rehabilitation facilities, I have spoken to a lot of clinicians struggling to document post-acute rehabilitation assessments, care plans, interventions, and medical necessity justifications in systems not designed for their setting. I routinely observed a high degree of frustration and a lot of suboptimal workarounds. In contrast, post-acute rehabilitation clinicians have designed the workflow of this product and it is the clinicians who pushed us to roll the system out to all areas as quickly as possible. Not only is the quality of our documentation better, but the workflow is improved resulting in our clinicians having a high degree of satisfaction with the system. That’s a rare thing and a great outcome in itself.” 

Madonna’s partnership with Allscripts Healthcare Solution, Inc., allows Allscripts clients access to the comprehensive post-acute rehabilitation care patient evaluation and documentation solution via subscription.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals offers world-class medical rehabilitation and research.

Specializing in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, pulmonary conditions, stroke and neurological diseases for adults and children, Madonna takes the most medically complex cases.

Madonna offers hope and healing and returns patients to their community settings at a higher rate than industry benchmarks. 

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Lincoln Campus is located at 5401 South Street in Lincoln, Nebraska 68506; 402-413-3000.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus is located at 17500 Burke Street in Omaha, Nebraska 68118; 402-413-3000.