$129 million project integrates data, improves patient safety
by Rich Kirchen, Senior Reporter, The Business Journal
Until earlier this month, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin pediatricians still used paper records, in combination with electronic records, to track patients — one practice that has been eliminated with a $129 million project that includes a new electronic medical records system.
“The way we were doing it was 18th century — all we lacked was the candles,” said Dr. Mike Meyer, a pediatric intensivist.
Meyer was one of the physicians and nurses heavily involved in planning and designing the system with the goals of increasing efficiency, integrating patient data and improving safety. Children’s launched the system earlier this month and, …Rich Kirchen is The Business Journal’s senior reporter. He covers health care, insurance, politics, media and marketing/advertising.