Developing Integrated Systems In Physician Organizations -- A Subcommittee of the PHO


To work towards an improved integrated patient care delivery system where patient information flows easily between different specialties, ancillary testing and the hospital and where relationships are established between practice management to reduce duplication of efforts and share information within the Health Partners of New Hampshire, Inc., medical community.



  • Develop usable electronic formats that allow medical information to flow between practices and the hospital
  • Promote a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Hold quality of care to a high standard across all practices and specialties
  • Establish appropriate access to physicians in all specialties
  • Design and manage systems to support community-wide clinical initiatives


  • Research and recommend MSO-type services that the PHO can offer its members as a benefit
  • Conduct regular and open discussion of future plans on how the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital medical community can improve the coordination of patient care between specialties and the hospital



NextGen/Global Network Systems Electronic Health Record Offering

Health Partners of NH, Inc. is pleased to announce that Global Network Systems, Inc., in conjunction with Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, has finalized the details of a comprehensive Practice Management (EPM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) offering. This unique offering combines the features and functionality of NextGen's award-winning, 2011 CCHIT certified EHR and the local support, knowledge and data hosting of Global Network Systems to provide a complete solution at an attractive, affordable price. Founded in 1989, Global Network Systems understands the challenges faced by physician offices and is the only company on the New Hampshire Seacoast to combine the knowledge of certified network engineers, software developers, reimbursement specialists, interface analysts and health care consultants to provide the expertise necessary to successfully integrate an EHR into any practice. Please contact Joe Paolini (603) 430-2000 (joe@globalv.com) for a custom quotation and details on exciting new pricing!

NOVO Innovations

Healthcare information exchange continues to challenge the healthcare community for a number of reasons including:

  • Privacy and security
  • Physician adoption
  • Lack of standards
  • Lack of a sustainable business model
  • Large number and variety of disparate systems
  • Need to integrate paper-based systems
  • Focus on data aggregation
  • Data management
  • Patient matching/identification challenges


NOVO Innovations is a platform that exchanges information between healthcare settings regardless of the level of automation each setting employs. There are three basic levels of automation a practice can have. They are:

  • No EMR - The practice has a paper-based medical record. This system replaces faxing and gives practices more control of the information they receive.
  • Document Imaging - The practice has a computerized medical record using scanning or digitized images to create a legal medical record. They can move image files directly into their imaging system.
  • Full EMR - The practice has a full electronic medical record with discreet data elements and interface capabilities to foreign systems.


The NOVO Innovations application can currently offer the following information to PHO members:

  • Result and reports delivery
  • Face sheet rendering


The PHO is implementing and upgrading other applications in order to offer the following support to PHO members:

  • Orders
  • Other reports - Any other document to be exchanged either between Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and the practice or vice versa such as referral and consult reporting, pre-natal reports, H&Ps and medication lists

There is no limit to the number of PHO member practices that can participate in this initiative. For additional information on NOVO Innovations or to implement NOVO Innovations, please contact the Information Systems Department at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital at (603) 740-2104.

Committee Membership

Arie Cusato

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Phone: (603) 742-2007


Dave Hutton

Gastroenterology, PA  

Phone: (603) 841-1302


Norman Heine

Garrison Women's Health Center

Phone: (603) 742-0101


Carlos Gonzales

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Phone: (603) 742-2007


Joe Paolini

Global Network Systems, Inc.

Phone: (603) 430-2000

Jeffrey Pollock

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Phone: (603) 740-2104


Jennifer Powers

Wentworth Health Partners

Phone: (603) 740-3330


Peter Smith

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Phone: (603) 740-2408


Ginny Standen

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services

Phone: (603) 742-4750


Ellen Wallpe

Seacoast General Surgery

Phone: (603) 749-2266

A Clinically Integrated Physician Hospital Organization Serving the Seacoast