Zynx Health Showcases Newest Solutions Guiding Interdisciplinary Care Across the Continuum at HIMSS15
ZynxCarebook, Knowledge Analyzer Consensus Builder, & ZynxCare cancer care module debut in booth 2260
LOS ANGELES,CA – April 7, 2015 — A mobile care coordination platform for managing patient transitions that includes secure messaging, an evidence-based clinical content analysis tool, and interdisciplinary plans of care that offer comprehensive guidance for cancer patients are Zynx Health‘s™ newest solutions underlining its booth’s theme “Delivering Vital Care Guidance Across the Patient Care Journey” at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15) April 12-16 in Chicago.
In booth 2260, Zynx Health will offer HIMSS attendees their first look at the company’s latest additions for driving enhanced healthcare delivery and outcomes across the care continuum. ZynxCarebook™, Knowledge Analyzer™ Consensus Builder and the ZynxCare® cancer care module significantly extend the company’s ability to impact interdisciplinary care across a broader range of patient needs and care settings.
“Care delivery must be transformed by moving away from the largely siloed, episodic and fragmented approach providers typically use to a coordinated, evidence-based, team-based approach that puts the patient at the center,” said Bertina Yen, M.D., M.P.H., executive vice president of the product group at Zynx Health. “At HIMSS15, we will unveil our broad vision of using evidence-based practice and content combined with a coordinated plan of care and mobile collaboration tools to improve the patient experience and outcomes end-to-end. We’ll further show how these solutions fit into the broader Hearst Health network strategy to guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey.”
ZynxCarebook dramatically improves care team collaboration
Enhanced secure messaging capabilities in the ZynxCarebook mobile care coordination solution extend beyond individual communications, empowering interdisciplinary care team members to initiate evidence-based workflows when transitioning patients from the hospital to other care settings. ZynxCarebook is accessible on Apple iOS and Android devices.
“Though other technologies will allow you to do secure texting, for us that isn’t enough in what we want to accomplish in driving better care,” said Carlos Gracia, M.D., F.A.C.S., director of clinical informatics at ValleyCare Health System in Pleasanton, Calif. “ZynxCarebook enables the automation of multiple workflows, which empowers the individuals on our care teams to set critical tasks in motion with one touch on a mobile device. For instance, it can provide visibility across the care team and enable coordination of a series of tasks for a particular patient’s care, which makes our overall delivery even more efficient and effective.”
ZynxCarebook’s host of features improves collaboration and communication among clinicians within a single health facility as well as across multiple care institutions. Among these features is the ability to create cross-continuum, patient-centered care teams; develop virtual huddles to improve collaboration between providers in different care settings;and incorporate evidence-based intervention guidelines into the patient transition care process. Collaborating on and standardizing care helps enhance quality, allowing healthcare organizations to create safe and effective care transitions that improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions and ensure consistent compliance.
Knowledge Analyzer promotes best evidence-based decisions
The sheer volume of clinical evidence has made it impossible for even the most dedicated clinician to keep current with the latest medical literature. According to MEDLINE®, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, between 2,000 and 4,000 citations have been added to its database each day since 2005.
Zynx Health’s Knowledge Analyzer is a web-based tool designed to help organizations quickly realize the full value of their electronic health record by analyzing vast amounts of clinical content against the most current evidence-bringing added transparency to clinical practice. It will be shown in conjunction with Consensus Builder, the just-released addition to Knowledge Analyzer that helps clinicians quickly reach agreement on the best evidence-based practices to use for optimal patient care.
Consensus Builder provides clinicians with an online tool that aggregates all opinions and discussions related to the clinical content analysis in one location, making it easier for colleagues in different departments or geographic locations to view the entire conversation, offer suggestions, and ultimately vote on their preference.
ZynxCare cancer content module treats the whole patient
Although ample evidence-based content exists relating to the specifics of treating different types of cancer, finding information on how to care for the needs of patients with cancer in general can be far more challenging. Zynx Health’s new ZynxCaremodule offers an interdisciplinary approach to suggesting activities and treatments to address issues that result from cancer and cancer treatment, such as symptoms arising from radiation or chemotherapy treatments.
Moreover, the module’s evidence-based recommendations assist patients with pain management, treatment-related problems (such as esophageal irritation and psychosocial issues) to help patients become more engaged in their own healthcare. Holistic and alternative medicine options (such as yoga) also are part of the recommendations. Providers can compare their current plans of care against this module, review which alternatives have proven effective for others, determine areas for improvement, and make adjustments accordingly.
Help support a safer patient care journey
Participate in a three-minute tour at booth 2260 to see how patients experience the benefits of Hearst Health solutions across their health journey. Hearst Health will donate $25 per participant to theNational Patient Safety Foundation(NPSF) in support of the nonprofit organization’s critical mission and patient safety awareness work.
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 www.zynxhealth.com or call 855.367.ZYNX.
About Hearst Health
Zynx Health is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes FDB (First Databank), 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 US, 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. www.hearsthealth.com