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Two-Way Data Archive Aims to Control Costs

Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, September 18, 2012

"Once we have that, then we're going to move forward in expanding that so that then it's accessible through the Internet and the Web by anybody and everybody that's given permission," she says.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where Freedman practices, was just named by InformationWeek as the number one technology innovator this year, beating out IT powerhouses such as John Deere, Zynga, and Acxiom Corp.

And yet, it's a reflection of many hospitals, having more than one EMR: in this case, its homegrown Online Medical Record, as well as cloud-based eClinicalWorks out in the practices. Passport to Trust will have to work with both.

In the Passport to Trust model, office visits get structure by inserting a time-out into the visit, a little like the time-outs in operating rooms where patient identity and operational details are reviewed, Freedman says.

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