Regional West transitions electronic health records to new system

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (by Release) - Regional West Health Services says a new electronic health record system will be more advanced and user-friendly for patients.

The conversation to the new Cerner Millenium information technology system will take place Saturday, September 15, accompanied by a new patient portal. The system will consolidate documentation and provide a comprehensive record of both clinic and hospital visits. The accessibility and efficiency of the streamlined electronic health record will assist Regional West providers in their efforts to deliver quality patient care.

“The Cerner system will replace multiple information technology platforms with a single system which enhances patient care and safety. Providers will now be able to use one integrated patient record to access information from both the medical center and our clinics,” said Sam Norton, Regional West Health Services Chief Information Officer.

Regional West will also utilize the Cerner system to introduce the all new “MyRegionalWest” patient portal. Patients will receive an email from their providers to access the new system following a health care appointment or after a hospital admission.

Patients are advised to anticipate slightly longer than usual check-in processes over the next few weeks due to the transition to the new electronic health record. In addition, patients should have their insurance information and photo identification available when checking in for appointments and procedures

“This is a major milestone for Regional West,” said John Mentgen, President and CEO of Regional West Health Services. “It is our goal to provide the best possible patient care. Cerner’s integrated technology will streamline record-keeping and improve provider access to important patient information, which will promote a more seamless experience for our patients.”

Regional West Garden County will be transitioning to the new system at a later date.