Principal Investigator: Mingle, Daniel
Title: Improving HIT Implementation in a Rural Health System*
Institution: Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, ME
Project Dates: 09/30/04-08/31/07
Project No.: UC1 HS015337
Summary: In 2000, a pilot project for an outpatient electronic medical record (EMR) for a range of provider settings in Central Maine was tested. This study will:
- Complete the primary implementation of the EMR.
- Improve the structure and usage in implemented practices for disease and preventive management—chronic illnesses, diabetes, depression, asthma, pediatric behavioral disease, and pain management.
- Put an EMR into service in one new practice per quarter.
- Collect data about patient safety, quality, access, cost, and productivity.
This project will include children, women and the elderly populations.
*Project includes children or children's health care issues but does not focus exclusively on children.
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