Largo, Md. – January 23, 2013 – Prince George’s County Health Department is deploying a new electronic health record (EHR) system and Personal Health Records (PHRs) to further its goals of improved efficiencies in patient care and management.
The Largo, Maryland-based public health department is implementing WebChart EHR from Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (MIE) and an integrated PHR from NoMoreClipboard across all 25 of its clinics in three divisions — women’s health, epidemiology and mental health. The first phase of the project was deployed in December 2012 with additional functionality being added in early 2013.
“We have always taken a progressive approach to healthcare,” said Ernest Carter, MD at Prince George’s County Health Department. “Our goal is to use health information technology as a way to improve efficiencies across the entire department which in turn, will lead to reduced costs and improved quality of care for all patients.”
Prince George’s County’s EHR system will be used for appointment scheduling, registration and medical record documentation. The health department also plans to integrate the WebChart solution with Personal Health Records from NoMoreClipboard that will enable patients to collect and store their complete health history, and allow them to communicate electronically with their physicians.
“The PHR from NoMoreClipboard is an automatic extension of the EHR,” said Barbara Banks-Wiggins, IT Project Manager at Prince George’s County Health Department. “Not only will it help patients better manage their healthcare, but it will give physicians a comprehensive view of all patient data available to improve the gaps that often exist between hospital-based and office-based care.”
The Prince George’s County Health Department is working with ZaneNet Connect on this project. ZaneNet Connect is a Maryland-certified management service organization that helps healthcare providers select and implement health IT solutions and connect to Maryland’s health information exchange.
Over 30 physicians, serving 12,855 patients, will have access to the EHR / PHR solution.
About Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE)
MIE offers a Minimally Invasive™ suite of HIT products that are easy to use, flexible and cost effective. MIE solutions are in use today by more than 2,500 clinics throughout the U.S. and by corporate clients such as Disney, Dow, Chevron, Xerox, Lilly, HCA, Humana and many others in 19 countries around the world in eight languages. MIE also provides advanced solutions for chronic disease management, personal health records and advanced wellness modules through its NoMoreClipboard subsidiary. For more information, visit http://www.mieweb.com
NoMoreClipboard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), is a web-based, Personal Health Record management system designed to consolidate medical information in one convenient and secure location for easy retrieval and updates. NMC enables consumers to share personal or family member medical information with medical professionals electronically, reducing the need for repetitive medical paperwork. For more information, visit www.NoMoreClipboard.com
About ZaneNet Connect
ZaneNet Connect is the first woman-owned small business selected as a Maryland MSO, and was awarded full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), which recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions and ensures compliance with industry-established standards andHIPAA regulations. ZaneNet Connect is uniquely positioned to help primary care providers adopt electronic health records (EHRs), connect to Maryland’s health information exchange (HIE), and achieve meaningful use that qualifies practices for Medicare and Medicaid incentives.