Heart of Texas - Davies Community Health Award
In 1997 the Center’s goals related to implementation of the EHR were simple. We hoped that the system would make us more efficient, but more importantly we wanted the system to make us “better” at our primary missions of patient care and graduate medical education. We anticipated improved compliance with patient care guidelines, and reduction of medical errors.
We felt that resident education would be enhanced first of all by simply teaching residents to use an EHR system, and also by the potential of the EHR to enhance supervision of residents by our faculty and improve analysis of the residents’ clinical experience. We hoped to offset the cost of the system through more effective charge capture, improved efficiency and by leveraging grant funding.