SOURCE: HealthEast Care System

HealthEast Care System

August 02, 2011 16:45 ET

HealthEast Physician Receives National Award

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - HealthEast Care System is proud to announce that one of its physician leaders, Brian D. Patty, MD, VP and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, received a national award from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS).

The 2011 AMDIS Awards salute excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems is a non-profit organization representing over 2,000 physician health care information technology leaders.

"Dr. Patty has been a strong advocate for the effective use of healthcare IT and innovation to improve quality, safety and efficiency," said Andrew Mellin, MD, vice president, Predictive Care, McKesson Provider Technologies. "It has been a privilege for McKesson to partner with him and his team as they've used Horizon Clinicals information technology to support clinical quality initiatives that have improved outcomes, and we congratulate Dr. Patty on this significant achievement."

AMDIS is dedicated to advancing the field of applied medical informatics and improving the practice of medicine through the direct physician use of information technology.

The AMDIS awards honor individuals and organizations who have successfully applied information systems and computer technology into the practice of medicine.

The winners were honored at the 20th annual Physician Computer Connection Symposium, July 12 through July 15, in Ojai, California and in Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician magazines.

About HealthEast
HealthEast Care System is a community-focused, non-profit health care organization that provides innovative technology, compassionate care and a full spectrum of family health services. HealthEast includes Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus as well as outpatient services, clinics, home care, pharmacies and medical transportation services. Practicing financial responsibility, HealthEast is the largest locally-owned health care organization in the Twin Cities' East Metro with 7,500 employees and 1,400 physicians on staff.

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