Philadelphia moves to new EMR system

The city of Philadelphia has signed a deal with eClinicalWorks to create e-medical records system that wil be used by 230 clinicians providing care at eight outpatient clinics run by the city's department of public health and several correctional facilities, reports InformationWeek Healthcare. The city is expected to spending about $9 million on the EHR software, with the goal to "break even" on its investment by 2015 or 2016 through improved process efficiencies and better coordinated patient care. Article

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