EMRs are a quality project, not a technology project, for UPMC

07/29/2008 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spends about $225 million a year on its EMR initiative to connect doctors and hospitals. The center's goal is to network the computers at its 19 hospitals with its 400 outpatient sites. "Every time someone says it's a technology project, I try to correct them. It is not. It's about quality and safety of patient care," said the director who oversees the system.

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