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Removing a Barrier for Healthcare: Electronic Medical Records

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Anyone paying attention to the current state of politics in the United States knows that healthcare reform is driving much of the discussion in Washington. No question it’s a hugely complex issue that can be improved on a number of fronts. One area where our teams think much progress can be made is in the use of electronic medical records.

Right now, less than 10 percent of U.S. physicians have fully-functional EMR systems in place. The reason that’s still a reality is that such systems have been costly and very complex to set up. With the solution we’re introducing in the United States today, we’re working to change that.

Dell’s Affiliated Physician EMR Solution is designed for hospitals that want to
implement EMR for their affiliated physicians that is compatible with their own
information systems and for physicians  and enterprise-quality
EMR support
for their small practices.
It enables hospitals and practices that share patients to share patient
information electronically.

Our teams worked to create a modular, enterprise-class EMR
solution that sponsor hospitals can configure to meet the needs of
their affiliated physician community.
It includes application hosting by the hospital, the software provider
or Perot Systems and Health Information Exchange management by the hospital or
Perot Systems. It also includes everything
necessary to promote the solution to physicians.

What benefits does automating medical records mean to you as an individual? More automation will translate into lower costs and will provide real-time access to your information to simplify registration, scheduling and billing when medical issues do arise.

If you want to learn more about it, watch this vlog from Jamie Coffin, head of our healthcare team, where he describes the new solution. Also, check out Dell.com/EMR for more details.

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