In a welcome example of two large EMR vendors cooperating, Southwest General Hospital Center in Middleburg Heights, OH, has introduced an Allscripts Professional Electronic Health Record system for its employed physicians and interfaced the system with an existing Cerner inpatient EMR.
The Allscripts product also has been integrated with a MicroMD practice management system. The 356-bed community hospital chose a software-as-a-service model for the ambulatory EMR to lower upfront costs and to connect multiple clinics, physician offices and home-care services.
Jeff Bushong, executive director of Southwest General Medical Group, SGHC's employed medical group, believes that the current setup requiring a manual transport of paper files from location to location is far from effective. "The ability to interface the ambulatory care record with our Cerner hospital information system will also help physicians access lab results and hospital reports more quickly and improve the coordination of care across our enterprise," he said.
To learn more about this project:
- read this Healthcare IT News story