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Creighton Medical Associates Goes Live with EHR System

Creighton Medical Associates Goes Live with EHR System

Creighton Medical Associates (CMA) electronic health record (EHR) system went live Tuesday, Sept. 14, at CMA’s Old Market Clinic. There will be subsequent rollouts in other CMA family medicine clinics and general internal medicine through December 2010.

“It’s great to celebrate another milestone in Creighton Medical Associates’ (CMA) five-year strategic plan. In addition to improving our service to patients, this new electronic health record system will help us attract the best students, residents and faculty to Creighton University,” said Steve Lanspa, M.D., CMA president and board chair.

The EHR system will give physicians instant access to patient information at the clinic, the hospital and even home while automating everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing medications, documenting patient visits and viewing best practices for patient care. The web-based system will help physicians deliver better disease management, preventive care, and long-range health maintenance, Lanspa said.

CMA will use an electronic health system developed by Allscripts, headquartered in Chicago. Lanspa said Allscripts was selected by a faculty committee, which felt the system best met CMAs’ teaching and clinical needs.

Creighton Medical Associates is a multispecialty group practice whose physicians are faculty members at Creighton University School of Medicine. CMA providers represent 36 specialties and serve more than 100,000 patients annually at Creighton University Medical Center, community-based clinics in the Omaha metropolitan area and rural outreach clinics in Nebraska and Iowa.