Creighton University Medical Center ED physicians use EMRDoc to achieve productivity and efficiency

February 13, 2013

Omaha Emergency Physicians (OEP) practicing at Creighton University Medical Center, a teaching facility in Omaha, Nebraska, released efficiency data today that shows the use of their Electronic Medical Record in the Emergency Department is providing them with productivity which is almost 80 percent higher than the national average, when compared with the American Medical Group Association’s (AGMA) data. Creighton University has utilized EMRDoc, an Emergency Department Information System provided by EPOWERdoc, since January 2008.

In the recently released AGMA 2012 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey, a 2012 report based on 2011 data, productivity averages for emergency medicine physicians nationwide was released. For emergency medicine, annual productivity averages for a full-time physician were recorded as:

Median work RVUs: 7,073 per doctor (calendar year)
Median gross charges: $966,814 per doctor (calendar year)

The comparative information released by OEP showed the following annual productivity averages for full-time physicians working at Creighton:

BASED on 1752 annual clinical hours:
Median work RVUs: 12,792 per doctor annually (excludes physician extenders) 
Median gross charges: $1,522,508 per doctor annually (excludes physician extenders)

“This is an amazing testimony to the efficiency of our EMR,” said Wesley Grigsby, MD, FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Creighton. “Comparing this data to our department's RVU data, our physicians are generating 12,792 RVU's per doctor, which is 80% more productive than the average reported by the AGMA.

“Moreover, if you were to assume that a full time ED physician works 1872 clinical hours annually (36 hours per week on average) instead of 1752 hours, then our physicians would actually be almost twice as productive as the average physician. From a charging standpoint, that would generate $1,924,243 in gross charges per physician annually compared to the median of $966,814.”

For more information on EPOWERdoc and the revolutionary EMRDoc EDIS, please contact Joshua Porter at 515.965.8040 or visit www.epowerdoc.com. 

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