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by Cerner Corporation
Published on January 31, 2018

Martin County Hospital District (MCHD) has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) across acute and ambulatory facilities at this critical access hospital in Stanton, Texas.

“At Martin County Hospital, we are dedicated to bringing the future of medicine to our community,” said Rance Ramsey, CEO, MCHD. “Our focus is to provide Martin County and surrounding areas with sophisticated technology, along with compassion and respect. That’s why we collaborated with Cerner, their technology will promote an optimal patient experience.”

MCHD will transition to the Cerner Millennium® EHR, a health care IT platform designed to support an individual’s care journey across the continuum – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and outpatient clinics – with consistent patient engagement. Cerner Millennium will provide physicians with a 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, view and settle balances and access their health history.

The Cerner CommunityWorks℠ cloud-based deployment model will provide MCHD with an integrated EHR to help physicians continue to provide high-quality care to the residents of Martin County. This deployment model tailors Cerner Millennium to support the unique needs of community health care organizations.

“Martin County Hospital is committed to providing individualized care to promote our patients’ health and well-being,” said Ramsey. “Cerner’s technology will help assist our staff in being highly attentive and responsive to our patients’ needs.”

MCHD will be able to integrate clinical and financial information into one patient record with revenue cycle management solutions in Cerner Millennium. Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ supports clinicians and staff with the resources to update the billing process throughout a patient’s visit and enhance clinical documentation to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors.

“We’re excited to help Martin County coordinate care using one patient record to improve patient outcomes and work toward increasing their charge capture in order to remain a cornerstone of their rural community,” said Mitchell Clark, senior vice president, CommunityWorks, Cerner.