Implementing a New Electronic Health Record to Enhance Patient Care


Arlington Free Clinic’s current Electronic Health Record (EHR) system was implemented nearly 10 years ago and no longer provides the level of support needed to deliver high-quality, coordinated healthcare. Because of our EHR’s limitations, we must use multiple electronic platforms, including separate systems for eligibility, scheduling, pharmacy, and dental that cannot exchange information. Research clearly shows that enabling quick access to complete, up-to-date patient information supports more coordinated, efficient care that improves outcomes. To strengthen the quality of our care, we are about to begin a two-year process for identifying and implementing a new, robust, and integrated EHR.