ECU Physicians recognized for exceptional use of digital records
ECU student Summer Tillman on MyChart site
(6/17/15) — The clinical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been recognized for significantly improving patient care through the use of their electronic medical record system.
ECU Physicians was recently awarded nearly $2.2 million by the federal government for demonstrating “meaningful use” of their EMR system during 2014. This designation means that every eligible ECU health care provider exceeded dozens of specific quality measures set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency that governs the use of digital health records in the U.S.
“This demonstrates that we’re using our EMR to its fullest potential to achieve greater transparency with the patient,” said Dr. Tommy Ellis, chief medical informatics officer for ECU Physicians.