Five eastern Massachusetts physician groups that formed the HealthOne Care System alliance in 2004 have announced a name change and a commitment to share one electronic medical-record system by the end of 2007. The group, now known as Atrius Health, includes more than 700 physicians in 28 locations, and it will use the EMR system to collaborate on meeting performance goals in areas such as diabetes treatment, cancer screening, improving communication and decreasing wait times for their almost 600,000 patients. The participating medical groups are Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, South Shore Medical Center and Southboro Medical Group. The name change took effect on May 1.
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