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The empower™ Initiative
Innovating EMR, Empowering Physicians, Improving Care

As a leading academic medical center, Jefferson continually pioneers new applications for technology to keep it delivering the highest level of care. Our mission: to create the ideal patient experience not only drives our advancement of medicine, but also our clinical transformation initiative, aptly named empower™. This initiative combines a well-planned infrastructure, effective practice operations, and specialty-specific, best-practice workflows with a modular phase-in of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to create clinical-setting efficiencies that improve patient safety and quality of care.

The empower™ initiative is accelerating with more than 2000 physicians, staff and medical students already trained and routinely using the newest version of Allscripts® EMR customized for JUP. In addition, the EMR Team plans to train over 150 incoming faculty, residents and fellows.

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Fueled by the robust, real-world learning labs of JUP's aggressive Alpha and Beta testing, the rollout is well on track to achieve its much-anticipated defining moment when all JUP
departments are “live” on EMR. more…

Be sure to check out the calendar of events to learn about all things EMR.
Here are just a few highlights:

EMR News: Physician Incentives for e-Prescribing

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), signed into law in July, includes incentives for physicians who adopt and utilize electronic prescriptions. Incentives take effect January 1, 2009. JUP physicians who use the e-Prescribing module will be among the first in the nation to benefit. more…


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