VMH making transition to electronic medical record

Officials at Veterans Memorial Hospital have announced that the hospital has recently “gone live” with a new electronic medical record. This new record is in response to Medicare’s rule requiring hospitals to meet certain standards related to medical records called “Meaningful Use.”
 “As we begin the process of moving portions of our documentation to the electronic medical record, I wish to apologize in advance for any disruptions anyone experiences with their care or services,” stated Mike Myers, hospital administrator. “We take great pride in providing the best care possible to all we serve. However, as with anything new, it takes some time to become familiar and comfortable with it.”
The hospital made this conversion to the electronic medical record July 1. The  staff has been training for the last month preparing for the transition to make it as seamless as possible.
“As we have talked to other hospitals that have undergone the change to electronic records, there are always issues that arise that were not expected,” added Myers. “Please do not hesitate to let someone know if you have an issue during your encounter at the hospital. The people who come to Veterans Memorial Hospital for care remain our priority as we enter a new era of record keeping at the hospital.”
For questions or concerns about the new electronic medical record, call the hospital at 563-568-3411.

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