CDW nets Beth Israel EHR, PM deployment

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston is collaborating with CDW Healthcare to deploy a technology solution that will enable affiliated physician practices to access Beth Israel’s EHR and practice management (PM) software.

The implementation, which includes a range of standardized hardware products, wireless technology and network solutions, will provide more than 300 physicians in 175 offices with the infrastructure to support pay-for-performance data capture and decision-support tools, according to the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based CDW.

During the planning stage of the EHR project, CDW will pre-configure and deliver the infrastructure and desktop solutions that will enable physician offices to access the hospital’s patient information and PM databases, the hospital said.

The deployment includes a variety of wireless-capable products such as desktops, laptops and tablet PCs, all of which will be pre-configured by CDW to be plugged in upon arrival. CDW said it has enhanced the server capacity of the EHR project data center, ensuring that the hospital has the capability to support project demands.

Beth Israel is a non-profit, 601-bed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and specializes in various medical disciplines including cardiology, oncology and neurology.