Knowing Practice Makes Perfect
When Lawrence General Hospital set out to convince 36 providers within its Choice Plus Independent Physician Association network to jettison their paper charts and adopt electronic heath records, a personal touch was a key part of the winning formula.
The multi-year effort, which began in 2010 through a collaboration between Lawrence General, the Choice Plus IPA – a subset of 18 small practices – and Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), looked to a local project manager already familiar with the practices and their divergent interests and needs, along with the very experienced BIDCO EHR project team, to help make the transitions happen. The decision proved critical in assuring providers that EHRs could work in their unique care environments without disrupting or diminishing the quality of care they are used to providing.
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