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Best client stories of 2013

We regularly evaluate our blog posts to find out which stories resonate most with readers. It’s a mix of topics, but it’s clear that people enjoy reading about how our clients are improving health care. Without further ado, here is a list of the 10 most-read, most-shared client stories in 2013: 1. Small steps lead to big PCMH score in Litchfield by Libby Moore Speeding past the farm fields of central Illinois, USA, you’ll find the exit for Litchfield. The 7,000-person town is home to Litchfield Family Practice, an innovative rural health system that just achieved a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  It scored an impressive 97.5 out of a possible 100 points. In this video, the team at Litchfield Family Practice describes how it is advancing population health in a […]

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How St. Luke’s used Wand to speed EHR rollout

St. Luke’s Physician Group (Bethlehem, PA) should be proud. It recently introduced a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to 80 primary care providers, and 78 of them were able to attest to Meaningful Use. Most impressively, they achieved it in less than six months. One of the keys to accomplishing this feat so quickly was rolling out the EHR along with Allscripts WandTM, according to St. Luke’s vice president of physician services, Linda Gately. Wand is an iPad app that enables clinicians to perform many tasks, such as taking vitals, reviewing appointments or checking test results. “When we first saw Wand at ACE [Allscripts Client Experience], we loved it,” said Linda. “We thought it would be great if nurses could use tablets instead of clunky laptops and carts. We actually held our EHR go-live until we could also roll […]