PatientClick EHR selected for Arizona REC Vendor Alliance

January 13, 2012

The Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC) has selected PatientClick EHR as part of its Vendor Alliance Program to help eligible health care providers achieve ‘meaningful use’ of certified electronic health records (EHRs).

The Arizona REC is a collaborative program involving Arizona Health-e Connection, Health Services Advisory Group and Arizona State University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. A total of 62 RECs have been set up across the country to provide support and assistance to primary care doctors and clinicians in adopting and utilizing EHRs. Download Full Image

PatientClick EHR offers a convenient, web-based EHR system for physicians and health care providers to comply with the HITECH Act.

The HITECH Act seeks to improve the accuracy and speed in which health care is delivered to patients through investment in health care technology. It mandates that health care providers transition from paper to electronic medical records by 2015. 

Designed to shorten the learning curve for physicians, the Cleveland-based company provides health care professionals with a SaaS (software as a service) Internet-based application that is adaptable for both large and small offices. The SaaS application eliminates the stress of the selection process, the time-consuming set up and the costly integration process.

The implementation of EHR technology will improve clinical workflows, speed up the process of data analysis and allow health care providers to offer better overall patient care. In consequence, doctors can expand their practices while patients receive more quality time from their health care providers.

Though EHR technology can save time and improve care, there has been resistance to its implementation and use. Resistance can be attributed to doctors and staff not wanting to spend increased time on computers or simply because the process of selecting which EHR to use can be overwhelming.

Men's hoops fall to Ducks 67 to 58

January 13, 2012

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The Arizona State men's basketball team fell to the Oregon Ducks 67-58 Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena despite a hefty scoring night from junior Trent Lockett. The Ducks went on a 17-6 run in the second half and proved to be too much for the Sun Devils in the end.

Lockett put in 23 points for ASU in only his second game running the point position and added 5 assists, tied for the teams' most with Jonathan Gilling.

Carrick Felix finished with 11 points and drained three three-pointers, two of which came in the opening minutes as Arizona State got off to a red-hot start from the field.

Oregon had four players in double-digits for scoring, led by guard Devoe Joseph with 15. Center Tony Woods added 12.

Oregon shot 53 percent from the field, while the Sun Devils shot 51 percent. ASU outrebounded Oregon 27 to 21, but committed 16 turnovers to Oregon's 8 which proved to be a decisive factor in the game's outcome.

The Sun Devils fall to 5-11 on the season and 1-2 in the Pac-12, as Oregon improves to 12-5 and 3-2 in the Pac-12.