Implementation of Electronic Records in a Medical Practice Setting

Implementation of Electronic Records in a Medical Practice Setting

Jami M. Clark (Seneca Medical Center, LLC, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4466-3.ch013
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Abstract

Seneca Medical Center is a primary care practice that implemented an electronic medical record system in 2005. Since implementation, the practice has added different practice locations and its own lab. The implementation was smooth because the practice leadership had a positive message about the change and reasons for it. Physical space for housing charts of a growing practice, the drive toward quality, safety, efficiency, and future growth were factors that led to the transition to an electronic medical record system. Choosing a quality vendor, understanding the concerns and components involved, and excitement about change create an environment for a successful implementation.

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