A ongoing health system based in Seattle.

AMGA presents Medical Group Preeminence Award to VMMC The American Medical Group Association today presented the Medical Group Preeminence Award to Virginia Mason INFIRMARY , a ongoing health system based in Seattle, WA. The presentation took place at the AMGA 2012 Annual Conference, being held March 8-10 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt www.silagratablets.net . The AMGA Medical Group Preeminence Award is definitely presented to physician-administrator leadership groups from AMGA member medical groups for exceptional leadership; innovation and vision; contributions to the advancement of quality; effective health care delivery practices and structure; and excellent contributions to the neighborhood public community where the healthcare organization is situated.

The groups realizing the greatest benefits from their EHRs are those who introduced functionality in levels, allowing time for doctors and staff to develop proficiency in subsets of features at a pace they were able to absorb. Groups with the longest knowledge reported greater overall fulfillment and greater success in capturing benefits. The survey also obtained information on important technical issues such as orders/results interfaces for essential diagnostic providers and the use of templated documentation and individual problem lists. Integration of advanced functionality like e prescribing, individual registries, and affected individual portals, requires substantial expenditure and sustained effort, and ongoing focus on training and workflow is crucial.