Humboldt General Hospital (HGH), a rural critical access hospital in north-central Nevada, has teamed-up with Cerner, a global health platform and innovation company, to improve the patient care experience by implementing a fully integrated electronic health record (EHR). Cerner Millennium® will help provide HGH with better health care experiences and outcomes helping the hospital system arm its clinicians with data that empowers them to deliver smarter care. Additionally, through a new online portal, patients will be able to securely message their health provider, schedule appointments, view and settle financial balances and access their health history.
“The data, timeliness and availability of the EHR helps providers make better decisions and deliver improved care,” said Karen Cole, interim CEO, Humboldt General Hospital. “Cerner has shown this is their goal as well, and we are pleased with the decision to move forward on their platform.”
The hospital’s new EHR will be deployed through Cerner CommunityWorksSM, a cloud-based delivery model tailored to help community, critical access and specialty hospitals securely share patient health history, including clinical and financial data, across multiple venues of care. CommunityWorks is built off years of industry and client recommended practices specifically designed to support the unique needs of community, critical access and specialist hospitals.
“HGH is committed to enhancing care and streamlining the patient experience for their community and we are proud to support their vision by providing a fully integrated EHR,” said Mitchell Clark, president CommunityWorks, Cerner. “Working together to meet the shared goals of our organizations will ultimately increase the sharing of data across the health system and improve the quality of care delivered to the people in Winnemucca.”
HGH selected Cerner to transform the care it provides to more than 20,000 community residents in Winnemucca and the surrounding communities through its 25-bed critical access hospital; its 42-bed skilled nursing, residential care and memory care communities; and its federally designated Rural Health Clinic. Hospital trustees unanimously agreed to pursue the new system following a comprehensive vetting process by staff that included site visits, reference calls and on-site demonstrations.
The system is slated to go live later this year.