FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04.29.2022
New Health Record System Introduced
Memorial Hospital of Carbon County has recently completed the conversion process to a new electronic health record (EHR) system, consolidating from a two-system design to one. Cerner, a worldwide leader in electronic health records, has been implemented throughout the hospital and all clinics. The system went live on September 18th, 2022 at midnight.
The need for change has long been recognized and in mid-2021, the decision to officially pursue a new system began with approval from the Board of Trustees to move forward with the search for a vendor to meet the growing needs of the organization. Since that time, MHCC staff have worked to implement all logistics necessary for a successful conversion, including extensive training and time commitment from each department.
“Changing EHR’s certainly allows us to break barriers internally. For years, we have struggled to co-exist between two different EHR systems, as the hospital and clinics have been operating off separate programs. This change will not only benefit MHCC from a financial standpoint, but will finally allow the organization to work off one, streamlined system that will provide quicker and more efficient care for our patients. We are very excited to launch this program and offer our patients a much improved experience from start to finish.” Abbie Webster, Program Administrator and Coordinator.
A new patient portal, Cerner HealtheLife, will give patients the ability to manage appointments, request prescription refills, view laboratory results, speak with their healthcare team, and more.