Media Spotlight: The News & Observer highlights start of Duke’s Maestro Care implementation
posted July 18th, 2012
Duke kicks off digital health records plan
DURHAM -- Duke University Health System is going live Wednesday with the first phase of a $500 million plan to upgrade and standardize electronic medical records at its three local hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices.
“The crux of what we’re doing is developing a single, seamless, integrated health record across Duke Medicine,” said Jeffrey Ferranti, chief medical information officer. “The tag line we’re using for the project is ‘one patient, one record, one system.’ ”
Duke’s massive investment is part of a tsunami of health records digitization by health care providers nationwide. It’s being spurred by the federal government with the goal of improving patient care and cutting health care costs.
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