“There’s an app for that” is a common expression proving true in healthcare IT. For example, SAMA HealthCare Services (El Dorado, Arkansas, U.S.A.) uses third-party applications to customize its electronic health record (EHR) core and improve patient-centered care. It launched eDoc4U in May 2014 to automate required annual Medicare wellness exams and assess health risks. In a recent case study, SAMA HealthCare lead physician Gary Bevill said, “We’ve pushed the envelope and look for ways to keep the patient foremost in the encounter…With Allscripts Professional EHR and eDoc4U, it was a way to further extend that goal and offer much greater value to our patients.” The big picture: Improving care in Arkansas According to the United Health Foundation, Arkansas is the second unhealthiest state in the nation, with high rates of smoking, obesity, diabetes and poverty. Lack of preventive care, […]