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Novant Health Completes Rollout of Electronic Health Record at Physician Clinics
Date:8/28/2013

Winston-Salem, N.C. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013

Novant Health completed its electronic health record rollout at its physician clinics this summer – three years ahead of schedule and under budget. The medical group, spanning from Virginia to South Carolina, now has 343 clinics and 1,441 providers live on its electronic practice management system and 316 clinics and 1,205 providers using its electronic health record.

“Our rollout was an integrated, methodical process, and the results show,” said R. Henry Capps, Jr., M.D., co-chief medical information officer for the medical group. “In two years, we brought more than 240 clinics from paper charts to an electronic health record, converted 28 different electronic health record systems our clinics were already using, and consolidated more than 100 billing offices into one. This is a huge win for our organization and, most importantly, for our patients.”

Novant Health patients now have one record that can be seamlessly accessed across all medical group practices, empowering connectivity and improving Novant Health’s ability to exchange information within the system. This ability has numerous benefits to patients including enhanced patient safety through streamlined workflows, integrated decisions support and reminders for health maintenance, as well as increased operational efficiency and maintained affordability through immediate access to medical records, and a reduction in paperwork and printing costs.

“The implementation of the electronic health record at my clinic changed the way we do things – in a good way,” said Keith Griffin, M.D, co-chief medical information officer for the medical group. “By providing safety features such as an easily accessible patient history, prompts when an immunization or routine screening is needed, and disease-specific reminders for labs, medications and other tests, the system enables us to focus even more on providing high quality
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