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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
Dr. Laura Nelson says she's thankful for Marshfield Clinic's
electronic health records. She says early adoption of the program is one of the
main reasons Marshfield Clinic can provide quality care for patients.
"Patients receive better care because their care is not
fragmented because no matter what system they end up in within the Marshfield
Clinic, what center, the information is readily available," said Dr. Nelson,
Chief Medical Officer at Marshfield Clinic.
Consumer Reports studied 19 health care groups in Wisconsin.
All groups ranked at or above the national average.
Marshfield Clinic came in second with an overall score of 83
out of 100.
ThedaCare Physicians earned the highest ranking with an 87.
"Wisconsin is blessed with great health care, and the
competition is stiff for quality," said Dr. Nelson.
Doctors say they're proud of the accomplishment.
"I was really pleased to see this come out. I love it when we
have independent people looking at what we can offer here. We didn't ask for
this survey. It just came out. So, that's a real star for us," said Dr. Charles
McCauley, a cardiologist at Marshfield Clinic.
The study focused on three categories: cancer screening, care for people over 60 and
treatment for heart disease.
Officials say there are many piece to the patient care
"It really translates to better patient outcome, good access
for patients and really making treatment less intimidating," said Dr. Seth
Fagbemi, Chair of Oncology at Marshfield Clinic.
But doctors agree that forming a relationship with each
patient is a key to success.
"We are committed to having the tools so we can engage with
patients to improve their care. We're dedicated to improving the patient
experience, and at the same time, reducing the cost," said Dr. Nelson.
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