Health Information Management

Illinois health system shares its EHR success story to help others obtain physician buy-in

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 16, 2009

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Terri Bunsen, chief privacy officer at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL, says physicians were on board with the EHR because they were simply told it was the way the hospital was going to do business.

“Everyone knew that this wasn’t going to be a pilot,” Bunsen says. NorthShore includes four hospitals and more than 70 physician practice office locations in the greater North Shore and northern Illinois communities. It is one of two recipients of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Stage 7 Award, along with Kaiser Permanente, a leading healthcare provider and nonprofit health plan serving 8.6 million members in California.

Editor’s note: To learn more about this EHR success story or to purchase a copy of this article for $10, visit the HCPro Web site. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have access to the article in the June issue of the newsletter.



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