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by Cerner Corporation
Published on November 29, 2017

Sheridan Community Hospital (SCH) has selected Cerner to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management system across its acute and ambulatory facilities.

"SCH now has available to it a sophisticated EHR system to bring high quality care to the community," said Randy Flechsig, CEO, SCH. "Sheridan Community Hospital is very pleased to have entered into a contract with Cerner to build a relationship to better serve the people of Sheridan and all of our patients.”

SCH will transition to the Cerner Millennium® EHR, a health care IT platform designed to support an individual’s health care journey across the continuum – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and outpatient clinics – with consistent patient engagement. The Millennium EHR system provides physicians with an integrated digital record of a patient’s health history, including clinical and financial data. Through the new online patient portal, patients will be able to securely message physicians, schedule appointments and easily access their health history.

SCH will leverage the Cerner CommunityWorks deployment and support model, a prescriptive and remote-hosted IT platform tailored to support community health care organizations that provide care to rural communities. More than 75 percent of Cerner clients that are live with the CommunityWorks model have achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, the health IT industry’s method to recognize significant levels of EHR adoption and success.

“It was important for us to build a relationship with experts in health care that have extensive experience in the rural health environment,” said Nichole Hanshue, EMR coordinator and ACO project manager, SCH. “That’s why we chose Cerner, they have the real world-tested skills and expertise to help continue to move our clinic and hospital forward.”

The Cerner Millennium EHR and revenue cycle management platform integrates clinical and financial information into one patient record. Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ is designed to provide clinicians and staff with the resources to update the billing process throughout the patient’s visit, enhance clinical documentation to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors. Patients will benefit by having a streamlined financial experience.

“Since the beginning, SCH has seen how our relationship will support patient care and the financial viability of their hospital,” said Mitchell Clark, senior vice president, CommunityWorks, Cerner. “Sheridan Community Hospital is going to make a great addition to the Cerner CommunityWorks family.”