EMC honored for leadership in electronics records
by Emanuel County Live | October 28, 2011 9:38 am
The Georgia Health IT Regional Extension Center just named
Emanuel Medical Center as one of the state’s most innovative and
influential healthcare providers for their leadership in the
nationwide transition toward electronic health records (HER).
Comprised of seven individual providers and ten critical access and
rural hospital provider organizations, they make up an exclusive
group of leaders known as the Meaningful Use Vanguard (MUV).
Brian Riddle, hospital CEO was quick to praise his staff. “My
administration and staff deserve all due credit for this
accomplishment. Rhonda Durden, Dave Flanders and Ginger Wiles and
their staffs identified the need for this important initiative and
really focused their efforts on it. I am very proud our hospital
is included in this prestigious group.”
Rhonda Durden, hospital CFO, also had people to thank. “Without
the complete support of our physicians and Ginger Hall and the
nursing staff, this implementation could not have succeeded. Our
physicians and nurses embraced this technology from the beginning
and have supported it all the way.”
MUV is an initiative that is designed to honor, thank and
convene clinicians who have successfully implemented electronic
health records. The special ceremony, part of the 11th Annual
Primary Care and Prevention Conference, was sponsored by Hometown
Health and Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. MUVers serve as
local leaders and advisors in the nation’s transition toward an
electronically-enabled healthcare system.
“To be singled out as one of the leaders in this vitally
important initiative is a high honor, indeed,” continues Riddle.
“Our community should be very proud of its hospital and the
dedicated people who work here.”
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