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Lakewood Health System medical director presents at CHUG conference

Medical and support staff from Lakewood Health System in Staples attended the annual Centricity Healthcare User Group (CHUG) conference in Washington, D.C., from April 12-13. Medical director Dr. John Halfen, Dr. Sheila Froemming and Jeff Osegard, Karen Knoll, Sarah Becker and Chad Miller from the Information Technology Department were among the attendees at the conference, which centered on the topic of electronic medical records (EMR).

The conference provided information for Lakewood Health System staff regarding their own EMR system, and involved not only the present system but also planning for future changes.

In addition, Halfen presented an hour-long lecture on how Lakewood Health System is using the EMR in its Medical Home program, particularly in areas of quality control, and delivery of value care.

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