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Case Study: Small Ambulatory Practice Develops Big-Time EHR White River Family Practice, White River Junction, Vermont

Barnes, Stephanie BA, JD

Journal of Clinical Engineering: April/June 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 2 - p E4–E6
doi: 10.1097/JCE.0000000000000026

As healthcare information technology becomes more sophisticated and widespread adoption of comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) systems becomes more significant, it becomes more important than ever that EHRs fulfill their enormous potential to improve quality of care, enhance patient safety, increase monitoring of chronic disease, and reduce inefficiencies in patient care. One tremendous advantage of EHR systems is that they allow patient information to be readily available even if care is ordered or provided elsewhere. One practice that has successfully created this kind of comprehensive EHR system is a small independent ambulatory practice called the White River Family Practice in White River Junction, Vermont, and it is the subject of this online case study.

Corresponding author: Stephanie Barnes, BA, JD, 5901 2nd Street Arlington, VA 22203 616-405-3196 (

Stephanie Barnes is a freelance writer in Arlington, VA. She has a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a JD from Wayne State University Law School.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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