Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) has implemented an integrated electronic health record (EHR) with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to support improved patient and clinician experiences. The Cerner Millennium EHR provides the hospital with sophisticated health care technology that will support RCHD doctors, nurses and staff as they work to streamline operations and improve patient care.
RCHD’s new EHR is deployed through the Cerner CommunityWorks model that leverages cloud technology to deliver the power of Cerner Millennium, tailored to support the unique needs of community, critical access and specialty hospitals. CommunityWorks will support RCHD’s 15-bed critical access hospital as it provides comprehensive care to the Rankin community through its emergency services, family practice medical clinic, outpatient lab, acute care and more.
RCHD staff will now be able to view a digital record of their patients’ health history, including clinical and financial data. Doctors and nurses will have a more complete, near real-time view of an individual’s heath to support improved health outcomes for the community. Cerner Millennium will also support improved patient engagement. Through the new online patient portal, people will be able to securely message doctors, schedule appointments, view and settle balances and access their health history.
“The implementation of an integrated EHR is an excellent first step in RCHD’s journey to improve care and streamline the patient experience,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “RCHD has the tools to continue to provide high-quality services and support to patients and the entire community, as well as encourage people to take an active role in their health.”