Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC)-Kauai Region has selected Cerner to implement its integrated suite of health care IT software solutions. In February, the health system will begin the switch to Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR) starting with the five clinics located across the island of Kauai. This move demonstrates HHSCs commitment to providing the highest quality care possible to the Kauai island community, by migrating its clinics from an aged paper medical record system to a fully integrated EHR platform through Cerner Millennium®.
“Cerner will help us drive innovation and value through technology, providing continuous and robust performance monitoring, metrics and support that will help our staff focus on what they do best – taking care of patients,” said Lance Segawa, regional chief executive officer, HHSC – Kauai Region.
Cerner CommunityWorksSM will offer clinicians and hospital staff functionalities tailored to meet the specific needs of critical access hospitals and specialty clinic providers. This cloud-based delivery model, which is built off years of industry and client recommended practices, can help address the unique set of challenges faced by patients and care teams at these hospitals. HHSC-Kauai Region will leverage Cerner to assist in streamlining daily clinical and administrative processes including emergency department, outpatient, inpatient, short-term rehabilitation, laboratory and radiology services.
“HHSC-Kauai Region and their executive team understand the value Cerner will bring to their island by providing a world class EHR and support structure for their hospitals and clinics,” said Mitchell Clark, president, CommunityWorks, Cerner. “Furthermore, moving from a paper-based system will provide value to their local community for years to come.”
The two critical access hospitals, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, will also migrate from their existing EHR to the Cerner Millennium platform in July. The integration of the hospitals and clinics will provide a comprehensive view of patient health histories for a more holistic patient care experience, and the clinicians will be better positioned to improve overall health outcomes for the residents of Kauai. Patients will also benefit from Cerner’s patient portal, which will enable residents to securely message providers, schedule appointments, pay bills and access their own health information online.
In addition to Cerner’s EHR and patient portal, clinics and hospitals will also implement Cerner’s Revenue CycleTM management solution, which is designed to provide more efficient billing and documentation to improve payment reimbursement and reduce claim errors.