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Marshall Browning Hospital to Launch Electronic Health Record at Clinics


Du Quoin, Illinois - June 18, 2018 - Marshall Browning Hospital will take a big technological leap forward when it launches Electronic Health Records connecting the hospital and physician practices on July 2, 2018

"After months of hard work and employee training, we are proud to launch this new system that will connect our physician clinics to the hospital," said Dan Eaves, CEO. "The system will connect the hospital with the specialty clinic physicians that we bill for, meaning those physicians will now have secure access to a patient's medical information collected in the hospital, medical clinic and urgent care clinic and producing one medical record.

The push for physicians to begin using Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is becoming more and more important to healthcare organizations nationwide, since it will be a requirement to qualify for incentives associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (better known as the Federal Stimulus package, passed in 2009). By implementing an ambulatory EHR that integrates with the hospital system, Marshall Browning becomes a technology leader not only locally, but at the state and even federal level.

Physicians in the clinics will have secure access to medical information collected for their patients in the hospital, the Emergency Room or other locations across the organization. The practice software runs on the same platform and seamlessly shares data with the hospital software, which allows them to maintain a single list of medical problems, allergies and medications, among other important health data.

"The benefits will be significant in terms of the quality of care, patient safety and the cost of providing care," said Dan Eaves, CEO.

"We look forward to providing this new service to the community and appreciate the support of our patients as we implement this new technology," added Eaves.
All physicians and mid-level providers furnishing services are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital with the exception of Dr. Gladstone Tucker, Dr. Malcolm Schulz, Dr. E. Clay Travis, David Dickinson, DPM, Mariah Charles, FNP, Danielle Klump, FNP, Kathy Laird, APN Ariele Loiacono, FNP, Elizabeth Harbison, FNP, Michael Staff, PA-C, Heather Rice, PA-C, and Heather Burns, RD/LDN, CDE. Emergency Room physician services are provided by Integritas Emergency Physician Services. Hospitalist services are provided by Integritas. Radiology services are provided under the auspices of Cape Radiology and pathology services are provided by SEMC Pathology. Specialty Clinics physicians holding clinics at Marshall Browning Hospital are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital. Anesthesia services are provided under the auspices of Southern Illinois Medical Services.
INDEPENDENT PHYSICIAN FEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Independent physicians providing services at Marshall Browning Hospital bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged. Independent physicians include but are not limited to emergency room physicians (Integritas Emergency Physician Services), radiologists (Cape Radiology), anesthesia (Southern Illinois Medical Services),and pathologists (SEMC). All specialty clinic physicians also bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged with the exception of the following physicians: Endocrinology Clinic: Issa Abed, M.D.; Gastroenterology Clinic: Christine Hachem, M.D., Alex Befeler, M.D.,Bruce Bacon, M.D., Jason Taylor, M.D.; Pain Management: Paul Juergens, M.D.; Pulmonology: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Rheumatology: Frederick Pfalzgraf, M.D.; Sleep Clinic: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Surgery & Wound Clinic: Malcolm A. Schulz, M.D.
MARSHALL BROWNING MEDICAL CLINIC:
Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Marshall Browning Family Health Center are hospital-based rural health clinics operated under Marshall Browning Hospital. Eligibility for financial need assistance as determined through the Patient Financial Assistance application will apply to services billed through the Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Family Health Center.