Cardiology of Tulsa - Davies Ambulatory Award

Cardiology of Tulsa (COT) is a full­service cardiology practice that offers comprehensive non­invasive diagnostic and therapeutic care ranging from disease prevention and testing to interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.  Established in 1969, the practice has four offices in three cities, serving patients throughout northeastern Oklahoma.

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COT’s search for an application to help it achieve its technology vision dates back to  1989, when it implemented a mainframe­based practice management system. That  solution, however, proved ineffective. COT resumed its search for an electronic medical record in 1993, but discovered that none of the solutions then available could fully deliver on their promises of reduced costs and improved productivity. Leadership continued to assess systems over the next several years at professional  conferences and through literature reviews. By 1996, it had developed relationships with four vendors and, after a lengthy evaluation, selected NextGen Healthcare Information Systems’ Electronic Medical Record system (NextGen ® EMR).