SOURCE: InteGreat

October 09, 2006 08:00 ET

Des Moines University Clinic Selects InteGreat's IC-Chart EHR

Clinic and Medical School to Benefit From Electronic Patient Records

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- Des Moines University Clinic, a multi-specialty medical clinic affiliated with Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, has selected InteGreat's IC-Chart® as its electronic health records (EHR) system based on its ease of use, reporting functions and ability to interface with Groupcast®, its new IDX®-based software billing system, which currently is in the installation stage. IC-Chart implementation is tentatively scheduled for spring 2007.

DMU medical students will benefit from hands-on experience with IC-Chart, along with other departments involved in clinical operations, including radiology, physical therapy, family practice, occupational/student health, ophthalmology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and the Foot and Ankle Institute.

"The clinic is very excited about moving to an EHR because of its patient monitoring and reporting functions. One such use will be within our Occupational Health department to monitor injuries and provide aggregate data for employers," says Cheryl Dahms, RN, BSN, clinic director of DMU Clinic. This specially trained staff conducts routine physicals and drug tests, and performs ergonomic assessments for employees who have been injured on the job and are trying to return to the workforce.

"The reporting and alert functionality for monitoring and assisting patients with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, will be a great asset. With our emphasis on prevention and wellness, we can help patients take an active role in their health care," Dahms says.

A long-standing selection committee evaluated numerous top-name vendors and chose InteGreat's IC-Chart EHR solution because it was the most intuitive and easy to use of all demonstrated products. DMU clinic staff members possess a wide range of computer skill sets, so it was imperative to find a product that could be used to its full potential.

According to InteGreat's President David Koeller, "Being selected by a group that has invested so much time and research into the vendor selection process is a true testament to our product's technology and our company's ability to meet and exceed client expectations. We look forward to working with Des Moines University Clinic staff and medical students to help them achieve their business objectives and educational goals."

About Des Moines University Clinic

Des Moines University Clinic is a multi-specialty medical clinic, affiliated with Des Moines University and conveniently located on the University's campus in Des Moines, Iowa.

At Des Moines University Clinic, patients have access to high quality, cost-efficient care from doctors and health care providers who emphasize preventive medicine and put their patients first. At the Clinic, health care providers take a "whole person" approach to medicine -- treating people, not just symptoms.

Des Moines University is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions. For more information, visit www.dmu.edu

About InteGreat

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based InteGreat is a leading provider of electronic medical record software that enables physician group practices to enhance patient care while increasing productivity, eliminating paperwork and gaining a rapid return-on-investment. InteGreat's user-friendly, web-based modular products provide management of clinical data, including transcription records, lab results and radiology reports, and the products capture critical patient health summary data and medications. For more information, call 800.676.1360 or visit www.igreat.com

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