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Akron General Offers EHR to Physician Practice

February 12, 2010
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Akron General Health System (Ohio) will build on its deployment of Atlanta-based

McKesson’s EHR in its employed physician practices. According to the company, Akron General has purchased Practice Partner, a fully integrated EHR/practice management system, and will offer this solution to their Physician Hospital Organization and additional affiliated physicians in the community, 500 providers.

The upgrade of Akron General’s existing healthcare information technology (HIT) systems will bring the hospital onto the latest release of McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals advanced inpatient solution suite.

Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that includesAkron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, and Rose Lane Health Center; and Akron General Development Foundation.

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