Mid-Valley Hospital (MVH) has signed a 10-year agreement with Cerner to transform its Electronic Health Record (EHR) through the Cerner Millennium platform. MVH is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) which provides Acute Care, Emergency Care, Surgical Services and Obstetrics to patients in Okanogan County. In addition, to the EHR implementation, MVH has also signed on to purchase Cerner population health solutions, with the goal of helping manage outcomes to improve the health of individuals throughout the community.
The agreement will allow MVH to move from an aging healthcare technology platform to one patient-centric electronic record, supporting physicians, nurses, and clinicians as they share data and streamline processes across the entire organization.
Cerner Implementation Details
MVH plans to implement Cerner Millennium across its hospital and Mid-Valley Medical Group clinic. This solution will provide the health system with a secure digital platform which can be used to store and record 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 health. Through the new online portal, patients will now be able to securely message doctors, schedule appointments, view and settle balances and access their health history.
Investment in Population Health Solutions
MVH has also invested in population health to help clinicians improve the health of people throughout the community. MVH will implement Cerner HealtheIntent, its big data and insights platform for population health management, which supports health systems to aggregate, transform and reconcile data across the continuum of care. Clinicians will also be supported by HealtheCareSM, Cerner’s knowledge-driven community care management solution, which helps prioritize and assign individuals to care managers to help provide high-quality and efficient care.
“Moving away from a platform that relies on several third parties brings the hospital’s departments onto a single EHR and is an immensely important step for MVH as it continues to improve the patient experience and health outcomes in the community,” said Mitchell Clark, president, CommunityWorks, Cerner. “MVH and Cerner have a shared strategic vision of improving the overall health of populations we serve, and we are excited to offer our solutions to help further improve the health of the people of Omak.”