Dr. Butler and his team celebrate the first day of go-live at Family Health Physicians. Support staff member, Spencer Vaiskunas (far left), helped the team this week.
After months of preparation, planning, training, abstracting and scanning, the first two clinic teams in Nebraska to implement the Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (AHER) were ready to go. This week, the AEHR went live at Nebraska City Medical Clinic in Nebraska City and Family Health Physicians in Lincoln. A Tuesday dress rehearsal, which provided the opportunity to use actual patient records, assured teams they were prepared for the Wednesday morning go-live. After the dress rehearsal, Dr. Dan DeFreece said, “The system is working very well. When I looked at a patient’s notes online, all of her information was right there. That had a lot to do with the great job of abstracting our team did.”
Nebraska is the second market to start using the AEHR. The next wave of clinics in The Physician Network will go live July 10.
Cheryl Grundman and Kelly O'Flaherty at Nebraska City Medical Clinic sport the team shirts.