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Patient Histories: The Key to Quality Care

Posted by Dr. Robert Fried, CMIO, Eagle Physicians on 7/19/19 5:30 PM

The idea of interoperability in healthcare IT isn’t new, but there’s still confusion and misunderstanding regarding what interoperability really is.

At a basic level, interoperability means sharing data between disparate programs. But asking another practice or hospital for patient records isn’t true interoperability. Nor is logging into their system to retrieve those records.

True interoperability is when patient information can be sent electronically to the EHR.

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Topics: Interoperability, value-based medicine, healthcare interoperability

Implementing a patient safety culture

Posted by Dr. Robert Fried, CMIO, Eagle Physicians on 6/28/19 12:15 PM

Patient safety is something I could talk about over and over; patient safety has always played —and always will play — a central role in the success of Eagle Physicians and Associates down here in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

I believe that patient safety, like many things, can be divided into two parts — establishing a patient safety culture and successfully implementing that culture. 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient safety, EHR satisfaction, patient safety awarness

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