Last week the Western Maryland Health System announced a partnership with Dell and eClinicalWorks to sponsor Electronic Medical Records for its 150 affiliated and 26 employed physicians. Tom Dowdell, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WMHS, said the partnership would allow physicians to do their job, not be part-time CIOs.
The Dell / eClinicalWorks solution includes, office technology, practice and site assessments to determine practice readiness and workflow requirements, solution installation, physician and staff training and 24-7 software and hardware support handled by Dell’s ProSupport EMR helpdesk, the company said in a statement.
As sponsor, WMHS will be helping small and medium medical practices in two Maryland counties, five West Virginia counties and two Pennsylvania counties overcome long-standing barriers to EMR adoption. And the deal enabls physicians to share information with each other via Maryland’s Chesapeake Regional Information Service Provider (CRISP) exchange.
“WMHS has done the research to identify the best EMR solution so that physicians can be physicians, not part-time CIOs. We have tailored this as a complete hardware/software solution so that our physicians can focus on patient care,” Mr. Dowdell said in a statement.