University touts progress on electronic records

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri Health Care system says several of its facilities have achieved a top national ranking for their efforts to implement electronic medical records.

The university says the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Missouri Psychiatric Center, Women's and Children's Hospital and University Hospital have received the highest ranking from a group that tracks progress on electronic medical records.

The university says the hospitals are among just 97 of more than 5,300 nationwide to achieve that distinction.

The evaluation model for electronic medical records is run by Chicago-based HIMSS Analytics.

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