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UAMS AHEC-Northeast Receives Health Information Technology Award 2018-01-05T09:21:04+00:00

July 1, 2008 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Area Health Education Center-Northeast was recently one of 60 health care facilities across the state to be recognized for their commitment to excellence in health care.


The AHEC-Northeast received the Health Information Technology Award, for its clinical research project that compared adherence to diabetes management guidelines in the two electronic health record systems used in its Family Medicine Clinic.


The award was presented during the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s 15th Quality Conference held May 22 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.


In 2006, AHEC-Northeast’s faculty research team presented its award-winning research in Denver, CO to the Conference on Practice Improvement: Health Information and Patient Education, sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Two follow-up research projects focusing on capture of electronic health records quality indicators were also accepted for the 2007 and 2008 conferences.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit www.uams.edu.