While the people throughout Adair County continue to be our most valuable asset, we are also focused on transforming our delivery of care through the use of technology. Many at Adair County Health System are gearing up for the rollout of Cerner, a new electronic patient medical record that is set to go live on June 8th at midnight. The health system began its journey back in July 2013. In order for us to stay compliant with governmental guidelines, we needed to decide on our electronic medical record. Staff and providers were asked to evaluate several different EMR vendors. Results of demonstrations and surveys were evaluated, and it was decided to implement Cerner. We hope this will be a seamless process that goes unnoticed by our patients. We do know there may be a potential for our patients to experience a slight delay in check-in times and other processes during the transition.
The project has required a tremendous amount of effort and teamwork by nearly every department at ACHS. The Cerner system will allow for improved patient-care coordination and staff engagement and alignment. The new system will allow for an electronic medical record that can be used throughout the health system. ACHS continues to have a commitment to quality care and customer satisfaction though employee involvement, teamwork and continuous improvement. We are confident the results will be worth the process.
~ Angela Mortoza, CEO ~