OAKLAND, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a little more than two years, the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO) has successfully developed the infrastructure needed to help thousands of providers throughout California implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs), considered vital for improving the quality and efficient delivery of healthcare. This and other key milestones are highlighted in CalHIPSO's biennial report, "The First Two Years: 2010-2011."
"Our first two years have been extremely challenging and successful," says CalHIPSO CEO Speranza Avram. "We're well on our way to helping thousands of providers in California transition their practices from paper-based medical records to electronic systems and in the process, improving both the efficiency and quality of primary care."
Major milestones include:
Biennial report available online
CalHIPSO's biennial report, "The First Two Years: 2010-2011" is available online at www.CalHIPSO.org.
Launched in February 2010, CalHIPSO is a not-for-profit joint venture between the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH). As the largest of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers (REC), serving 56 of California's 58 counties, CalHIPSO helps providers in California navigate the complicated world of electronic health record adoption. For more information visit www.CalHIPSO.org.
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