At the end of the first quarter of 2011, none of the physicians at Downers Grove, Ill.-based DuPage Medical Group had fulfilled electronic health records meaningful use requirements. By the fourth quarter of that year, virtually the entire group had.

This rapid transformation was the subject of a presentation during Health Data Management's Healthcare Analytics Symposium by Krishna Ramachandran, CIO. The multi-specialty group practice now spans 350 physicians, 2,500 employees and nearly 50 sites. The group runs an Epic EHR, which handles scheduling, billing and clinical functions.

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