Dr. Christopher Cochran and EZ Niles Speak at ACE Conference in Boston
Dr. Christopher Cochran from Ozarks Medical Center’s (OMC) Internal
Medicine Clinic and EZ Niles, Applications Analyst III, from OMC’s
Information Technology Department, recently spoke at the Allscripts Client
Experience (ACE) conference in Boston, Mass. Allscripts provides physician
practices, hospitals, and other healthcare providers with practice management
and electronic health record (EMR) technology.
OMC recently completed a two-year initiative to install Allscripts throughout
the OMC clinic system. As of June 2015, primary care and specialty clinics
have completed the implementation of Allscripts, giving providers and
staff ready access to patient information across the system facilitating
smoother transition for our patients from primary to specialty care.
Cochran and Niles spoke about the journey of the implementation of the
new software and the frustrations that came along with it. Once the learning
curve was overcome, both spoke on the added productivity, safety, and
The ACE conference is also a wonderful networking tool in which Dr. Cochran
and Niles were able to meet other providers from organizations similar
to OMC and share ideas, according to Niles.