Henry Ford Health Spends $100M on EHR Upgrades

Henry Ford Health System, based in Detroit, has spent approximately $100 million to upgrade its 22-year-old electronic medical record systems, according to a Crain's Detroit Business news report.

The new EMR will be fully implemented throughout the health system's six hospitals and 30 outpatient facilities within the next six months. David Allard, MD, Henry Ford's chief medical officer, said the health system invested in the upgrades for two main reasons. First, the upgrades allow the health system's more than 14 medical specialties to meaningfully use the custom-designed EMR. The new EMR also allows whole care teams, including physicians, nurses and care providers, to jointly view patients' medical records for improved care coordination.

Read the news report about the EMR upgrades at Henry Ford Health System.

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- Akron General, Summa Health Partner to Share Patients' Lab Information

- Literature Shows Benefits of Health IT Abound

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