The Importance of Interoperability

Dr. Martha Rodriguez, founder of MMR Healthcare discusses interoperability and her firsthand experience of using data to improve both practice outcomes and patient experience.  She talks about her use of eClinicalWorks who helps providers improve interoperability and have greater access to data, giving them access to live data, giving them access to Carequality and CommonWell Health Alliance networks, and securely exchanging over 50 million records per month with other practices and hospitals.

As a well-established primary care physician in Boynton Beach, Florida, Dr. Martha Rodriguez has sculpted a foundation of medicine that prioritizes coordination of care. As a child, Dr. Rodriguez knew this would be her life’s work. She earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic, and completed her residency at Hackensack Medical Center, New Jersey in 1993. She went on to establish her private practice in 1997. Currently, Dr. Rodriguez owns and operates her private practice at a state-of-the-art facility she has coined, MMR Healthcare. Her field of specialty is geriatric care and making patients’ golden years shine. MMR Healthcare has been PCMH recognized since 2014. In 2012, she co-founded one of the highest performing Accountable Care Organizations in the country and served as its Chairman of the Board until the end of 2016. With coordination of care at the frontlines of every patient visit, she works to ignite the path towards healthcare excellence. Her other passion is leadership. She was the medical director of several skilled, assisted, and independent living facilities for many years. Including all the local facilities for Life Care, which included Harbour’s Edge and the Abbeys. She is a graduate of the Palm Beach Medical Society Leadership Academy and currently enrolled in the American College of Physicians Leadership Academy. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Medical Society for several years as well as part of the Executive Committee. Dr. Rodriguez also chairs the Women’s Council for the Medical Society. She is a teacher for NSU College of Pharmacy where she is heavily involved in pharmacy students’ and residents’ training as well as research which has led to multiple publications with the University. Outside of medicine, Dr. Rodriguez loves to spend time with her family and go to the beach. Her greatest pastime is playing with her first granddaughter.

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