NOMC eyes robotic surgery as it looks to future (VIDEO)

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 06:26 PM.

"The expectation is that our information systems will communicate with the physicians' systems," he said. "That will enable them and us to provide better and more comprehensive care for their patients."

System integration will occur in phases, and that will take some time, administrators said.

"We've completed the first wave,” Fuller said. “The next wave will be linking our outpatient clinics that we offer. Likely, the third and final wave will be bringing the physician documentation into that format. Once we move them into the final phase, that record will be complete."

Building the team

Recruiting caregivers for a hospital serving a smaller community takes finesse, but yields a higher quality doctor, nurse, technician or specialist, Fuller said.

"We take a ton of time to identify the right type of players to be part of the medical staff we put together," he said.

Building a winning team in a community hospital is rewarding, Fuller said, because people who work there choose to do so.

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