JCHC Discusses Implementing Electronic Health Records

JCHC Discusses Implementing Electronic Health Records

At their last meeting of 2012, the Johnson County healthcare Center's Board of Trustees discussed the upcoming implementation of Electronic Health Records and the facility switching over to an automated time and attendance program for employees.

The board had approved the move last year and had budgeted nearly $600,000 in FY 2013 for the changeover.
The board was presented with a quote from their software vendor, CPSI, for the implementation of the E.H.R. Program for $575,000 and a $50,000 contingency fund to bring the total estimate for the project to $625,000.

The automated time and attendance portion will be implementedin February, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward, and will be a major undertaking for the facility, explaining that many employees work in different departments and tracking their hours at each department will be a challenge in the short term.

In March they will begin the transition to the Electronic Health Records (E.H.R.) portion of the changeover in the hospital.

The facility will send two employees to Alabama in January for training on the new computerized system that will run both the electronic records and automated attendance changes.

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