Mike Soler, IT systems and support manager for Florida's Intercoastal Medical Group (IMG), says his organization has already transitioned to paperless operations. His group serves the residents of Florida's Sarasota and Manatee counties with six locations specializing in everything from neurology to orthopedics, family practice to internal medicine, and gynecology to cardiology. The group also operates a weekend clinic at its Hyde Park, Fla., location for patients unable to wait for acute, non-emergency medical care from their regular physicians.
IMG handles 85,000 lab tests, studies 80,000 images and logs more than 255,000 patient visits in a given year. The clinics needed a system robust enough to reduce errors and ensure excellent care.