As CMIO of United Hospital System in Wisconsin, I try to make it easy for our physicians to get the information they need to make the best clinical decision. Recently we deployed a Medical Logic Module (MLM) for all 40 of our employed physicians so they can do just that. Using the MLM, they can view, with one click in their Sunrise Ambulatory EHR, everything they need to manage a patient with chronic disease – and they can do it in less time, with improved accuracy and better outcomes. Before I go on, though, a little history might be in order. If you’re not familiar with MLMs, you should be. An MLM is a bit of computer wizardry that’s designed to find all the information within an EHR database pertinent to a single question and alert doctors when the right […]
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