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FALL 2014

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30 | PracticeLink.com FALL 2014 says that whenever all pertinent infor- mation is readily available and a system alerts physicians to abnormalities, possible side effects, interactions and recommendations, physicians are less likely to miss things and more likely to address issues to a currently accepted standard of care. "The dynamic aspect of all this data helps our physicians with continuity of care," he says. "Our patients can walk into any of our clin- ics over a large geographical area and fnd that the same information plan and recommendations are available to each of our physicians. Addition- ally, the availability of this data over a virtual private network from outside our practice allows our physicians and nurse practitioners to access all patient information 24/7 for hospitalized pa- tients or emergency room admissions." Instant availability of information, trending information and help with the appropriateness of E&M codes are his favorite features of the system. "Unlike general hospital systems, where one has to wade through pages and pages of information, this sys- tem does what an electronic medical record is supposed to do: It gets the information, it presents it, it com- pares it, and it uses the information to actively suggest how we can improve patient care," Denys says. His wish list for future OMS system features includes an integrated OMS module linking cath lab data, angio- graphically and hemodynamically, to inventory, cost and billing. l David Geer is a frequent contributor to PracticeLink Magazine's Tech Notes department. Read more about our contributors on page 16. Tech Notes Surgical, diagnostic and EHR tools Continued from previous page Join our dedicated team of healthcare professionals Carilion Clinic is a not-for-proft healthcare organization of over 650 physicians representing more than 60 specialties in 7 hospitals and 220 practice sites. Serving nearly one million people in western Virginia through a multi-specialty physician group, advanced primary care practices, hospitals and outpatient centers, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. Virginia's western region is one of the best kept secrets. Quality of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains is high and the cost of living is low. Te area ofers a four-season playground for mountain and lake recreation, as well as a rich array of arts, humanities, and cultural experiences. For a listing of provider opportunities, visit carilionclinic.org/careers. Call 800-856-5206 for more information. Find your dream practice—and enter to win a GoPro camera— at PracticeLink.com/Win WIN

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