Sunrise Rehabilitation, developed by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals and Allscripts Healthcare Solution Inc, is a comprehensive electronic documentation solution for post-acute rehabilitation care.

The solution was designed to provide evidence-based inpatient and outpatient therapy evaluations, as well as to offer automated Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) scoring based on nursing and therapy documentation.

The nursing assessments and inpatient/outpatient therapy evaluations are designed to enable the clinician to assess and document efficiently. This reporting, embedded clinical decision support and use of normative values allows for successful quality monitoring, notes a media release from Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals.

“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,” says Roberta Steinhauser, Madonna’s director of hospital applications, in the release.

“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,” states Michele Ohlmann, PT, director of inpatient therapy for Madonna.

The solution, which is being utilized in both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses of Sunrise Rehabilitation has demonstrated improvements in outcomes, efficiencies, and workflows, the release states.

These improvements 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% completion and compliance; and improved consistency in capturing the greatest burden of care on all shifts.

Additional improvements include 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; and education documentation compliance increased to 100 percent for nursing and therapy.

[Source: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals]