This database included all laboratory-confirmed cases of chlamydia infection and gonorrhea at HealthPartners during January 1997-December 1998 and at HVMA during January 1995-December 1997, and all laboratory-confirmed cases of chlamydia infection at KPCO during January-June 1999.
Timeliness of reporting was defined for HealthPartners and HVMA as the time between specimen collection and entry of case report into the state registry database.
At HVMA (Massachusetts), 800 (78%) of 1,032 chlamydia cases and 225 (64%) of 354 gonorrhea cases were matched.
Harvard Vanguard has a thirty-year tradition of excellence in automation of medical records," remarks Richard Lopez, MD, HVMA Associate Medical Director.
Epic congratulates HVMA staff who made the implementation happen, and is proud to see our applications and support team once again become part of a major success.
1,200 providers and 4,000 total users regularly use it, it replaces the paper chart at all HVMA practice sites, and it is also available at affiliated hospitals and other care sites.