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A Trend That Caused Woodbridge to Evolve

Megan Brinckman, Toni Cunningham, Rick Flores, Tracie Gibbs, Jeff Lindeman, Anita Mejias, & Larry Wilson

HCS/531

May 30, 2016

Dale Mueller

A Trend That Caused Woodbridge to Evolve

  1. Introduction

Healthcare is evolving constantly, doctors, nurses, ER facilities, Hospitals, Insurance companies and so many more are being affected by this trend, there is different software being created on a daily basis to make a patient’s information readily available to their next health care provider. For years it went back and forth between the powers that be what it should be called. Some called it EMR (Electronic Medical Records), others say they believe it would be better to call it EHR (Electronic Health Records). That fight continues, but many smaller clinics have decided that EHR fits them and the data they record.

     There are so many different patient data software today, to know exactly which one to choose is probably the biggest challenge, but as long as you use it the powers that be will stand by you. Is it costly? Most definitely. Who is going to pay for it? In a nutshell we all are, this trend records patient data and leaves it in the palm of your hand.

This presentation, EMR/EHR, Plus a special organization that is currently using it and   all challenges and triumphs made to date.

II.     Organization’s details

The organization selected is “Woodridge Clinic” of Illinois

  1.   Location of Facility

There are three locations:

  • Woodridge, Illinois
  • Lombard, Illinois
  • Lemont Illinois

B.  Services Provided

  • Pediatric Services
  • Adult Services
  • Occupational Health
  • Drug testing
  • Hearing screening
  • Diabetes management-
  1. Diabetic Counseling,
  2. Medication Management,
  3. Diabetic Retinopathy Screening,
  4. Diabetic Neuropathy  Screening
  • Asthma and COPD Management
  • Smoking Counseling
  1. Woodbridge Providers &  Their Affiliates
  1. Health Care Professionals:
  •   Internist:                 Dr Patel & Dr Shah
  •   Family Practice:     Dr Patel, Dr Marin, Dr Sharma & Dr Jain
  •   Pediatricians:          Dr Portela, Dr Ajmere, Dr Dolan & Dr Anwar
  •  Specialist:                Dr Theinwai, Endocrinologist

                                  Dr Madhu Jain, Allergist

              2.      Hospitals Where Woodbridge Doctors are Affiliates                    

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Il
  • Edward Hospital in Naperville, Il
  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Il
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst, Il
  • Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights, Il

 3.      Stakeholders

  • Physician
  • Patients
  • Community partners

III.    New Technology

  1. Physicians Portal

From the comfort of the patient’s home they can sign into the Physicians Portal, they can let a doctor know exactly what is ailing them, and get feedback as to what may need to be done. It is currently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and what makes it a bright light within the clinic is that it definitely implements better communication.

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