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Sioux Falls, S.D. – In the summer of 2012, DocuTAP was proud to partner with Sanford World Clinics to create and implement a custom EMR system for Sanford’s global clinics in Ghana, Africa. Recently, Sanford Health was named in the top 100 of InformationWeek’s 500 List, a list recognizing top U.S. technology innovators. Sanford Health was recognized for their success in implementing DocuTAP’s EMR to improve healthcare in Ghana.
In a September 9, 2013 press release, Sanford Health chief information officer Arlyn Broekhuis stated, “Bringing an EMR to these clinics immediately presented a multitude of technical and social challenges, and resolving these challenges required some creative efforts to assure success. Intensive work and everyone’s willingness made this project an incredible success. While our team is grateful for this recognition, the real winners with the project are our patients in Ghana.”
At the time of the partnership, DocuTAP CEO Eric McDonald said, “It is a true privilege for our company to contribute on a global scale by partnering with Sanford Health in their World Clinic initiative. This is the first time that DocuTAP’s software will be implemented in Africa, and it is one of the first EMR systems in Ghana.” McDonald traveled to Ghana in 2012 to oversee the implementation and launch of DocuTAP’s EMR.
In 2012, Sanford World Clinics opened their first clinic location in Ghana in the town of Cape Coast, which now sees over 1,000 patients a week. Over the following year, Sanford has opened three more clinic locations and a fifth location is planned to be opened in fall of 2013. Sanford’s goal is to have 10 locations operating in the country of Ghana by 2015. Clinics serve adults and children and offer primary care services, including treatments for common regional ailments such as malaria.
DocuTAP began in May of 2000 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Since its inception, the company has seen impressive growth and serves a national customer base. DocuTAP’s innovative workflow solution leads the industry in its level of integration and in its user-friendly, intuitive design that functions the way physicians think and practice. DocuTAP partners with customers to provide integrated EMR and practice management software, hardware, implementation and support in one powerfully simple turnkey solution.
With unique, easy to use technology designed for urgent care, clinics can complete an entire patient visit from online check-in through billing in less time than ever. DocuTAP takes a partnership approach over the entire product lifecycle to ensure customer success. More information about DocuTAP and the other services they provide can be found at www.docutap.com.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico.
Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford’s nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children’s clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.
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