This same year, Kelsey-Seybold completed its conversion from paper records to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. In addition to fostering effective care coordination, Kelsey-Seybold’s EMR enables after-hours access, interface with hospital EMRs and clinical decision support, which means relevant information about treatments, medications and medical history pops up on the screen when patient information is entered into the system.
In June, 16 Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations were named Level 3 Medical Homes, a prestigious national designation, by The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
In December, 45 Kelsey-Seybold physicians were recognized for providing outstanding cardiovascular and stroke care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. Kelsey-Seybold physicians account for nearly half of all NCQA-recognized heart/stroke physicians in the state of Texas.
The City of Houston was welcomed as a KelseyCare powered by Cigna client.