BRIEF: UA's medical centers to spend $100M on new records system
Mar 31, 2012 (The Arizona Daily Star - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Tucson's largest health-care organization expects to spend upward of $100 million on getting its two hospitals talking to each other.
Right now, the inpatient medical record systems at the University of Arizona Medical Center's two campuses aren't speaking to each other.
The lack of communication is resulting in more work for healthcare providers in the University of Arizona Health Network. The $1.2 billion, nonprofit company employs nearly 7,000 people.
The network is installing a new, uniform electronic medical records system for all patients at its two hospitals -- UA Medical Center -- University Campus and UA Medical Center -- South Campus -- and at outpatient centers as well.
Project leaders predict it will result in a more efficient organization with fewer medication errors and better patient care.
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