We’re headed to Allscripts ACE 2013

on August 19, 2013 Conferences with 0 comments

This week, the Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) 2013 conference will kick off in Chicago on Aug. 21. Matt Mombrea and Greg Finn will be presenting a panel about the current state of patient handoffs (also referred to as “sign out” in academic settings) and how we (Smart Sign Out) use structured data to streamline care coordination, improve discharge planning, and increase patient safety.

Characteristics of patient handoffs today:

  • A mixed bag of poorly written home brew software
  • Dangerous and inefficient Word or Excel documents
  • Plain old pen and paper
  • Unsophisticated electronic tools storing free text data


I took a peek at the presentation slides and this is one session you don’t want to miss. You will be thoroughly entertained, so be sure to mark your calendars.

Utilize a Modern Hand-Off System with Structured Data to Improve the Accuracy of Discharge Planning

Aug. 22, 2013

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Room W 192C

Presenters: Matt Mombrea & Greg Finn, Smart Sign Out


Here’s a full description of the session:

In this session, I’ll describe how we were able to create an advanced electronic sign out tool for both web and mobile devices. This tool  uses structured data to achieve the optimal outcome in patient safety and care coordination efficiency. By leveraging properly structured data we’re able to expose a wide range of analytics and research around the hand off process which have not been available until now.


Using our Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager integration, facilities are able to greatly reduce or eliminate duplicate data entry in the hand off by reading patient lists directly. In addition, our discharge planning features are helping hospitals make better use of their beds by reducing the time it takes to discharge a patient, and improve the turnaround time on an open bed.


We’ll be live blogging/tweeting throughout #ACE13, so be sure to follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for updates! And if you’re around, stop by and say hi. We’d love to chat.

See ya there!

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Tiffany Tcheng

I am a co-founder of Smart Sign Out and an internet marketer at Cypress North. Previously, I worked in Public Relations at nonprofit Banner Health, and graduated from Arizona State University with a Master's in Healthcare Innovation.

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