JCHC Transition To EHR, New Attendance Mostly Positive

JCHC Transition To EHR, New Attendance Mostly Positive

The Johnson County healthcare Center's Board of Trustees heard a report from staff and administration on the recent conversion to electronic health records (EHR) and a new computerized time/attendance system.

So far, they said, it has been a positive for the facility.

Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward said since its implementation in recent weeks the time and attendance system had gone reasonably well and has been received well by staff.

Staff reported that EHR training has begun this month with nursing staff expected to go live with the system this week.
Physicians will be looking at the system and getting familiar with it in preparation for their transition to it in May.
Staff also reported hiring a new clerk that will help transition the facility to the new system.

Ward was asked by the board how he viewed the changes.

He said the problem he has with the program is the cost, based on the small amount of benefit for a facility the size of the JCHC. He did say the change is required and is something the facility has to do and must make work.

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