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Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

Indiana’s six state-operated mental health facilities will soon benefit from a single, integrated Cerner EHR.

Cerner EHR and eClinicalWorks EHR have been selected for implementation by hospitals.

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By Kate Monica

- The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities.

The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and administrative operations and improving patient care at the state-run mental health facilities.

This agreement will provide FSSA with a sophisticated healthcare IT platform that will support doctors, nurses and staff as they work to streamline operations, improve patient care and modernize their mental health facilities across Indiana.

“As we evolve as an integrated hospital system, our mission is to compassionately and efficiently treat Indiana citizens with challenging neuropsychiatric illnesses,” said Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction Director Kevin Moore.

“Deploying Cerner’s integrated health care solution will help us connect and optimize Indiana’s network of state psychiatric hospitals, along with interfaces to other providers along Indiana’s mental health continuum,” continued Moore.

FSSA patients will benefit from Cerner’s patient portal, while clinicians will have access to comprehensive patient health histories, including clinical and financial data. The single, integrated EHR system will enable efficient health data exchange between providers and facilities for well-informed care.

“Cerner’s integrated platform supports FSSA’s commitment to connect all of the state-run psychiatric facilities across Indiana with one integrated system,” said Cerner President Zane Burke.

“With the right tools and solutions, FSSA will be more prepared to meet the unique needs of their facilities in the constantly changing health care landscape and provide high-quality services and support to their patients and communities,” he continued.

The system will also support FSSA’s NeuroDiagnostic Institute, which is currently under construction and slated to open in 2019. The institute will enable staff to deliver expert neuro-diagnostic evaluations and treatments for patients upon arrival and move their more efficiently into appropriate treatment settings.

The NeuroDiagnostic Institute will be connected to other FSSA facilities through the Cerner EHR as part of FSSA’s initiative to modernize its state-run mental health facilities.

Northern Valley Indian Health to launch eClinicalWorks EHR implementation

Elsewhere in EHR implementation news, Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) will transition to an eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR to improve care coordination across its seven facilities.

The non-profit Tribal Health Program’s 73 providers will utilize the new eClinicalWorks EHR system to streamline and automate clinical and administrative processes for more effective and efficient patient care in a variety of care settings.

“At Northern Valley Indian Health our mission is to provide excellence in healthcare services to Native Americans and all community members,” said NVIH CEO Inder Wadhwa.

“As a result, we decided to transition to eClinicalWorks because the platform will provide NVIH with a multitude of reporting capabilities which will improve operational efficiency and flexibility that our current system doesn’t support,” she added.

The fully integrated EHR platform will improve evidence-based care across NVIH patient populations.

“We are proud to partner with Northern Valley Indian Health to improve the delivery of care to its Native American and community members,” said eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani.

“By transitioning to eClinicalWorks, NVIH will benefit from a unified medical record platform to enhance its outcome-based healthcare,” continued Navani. “At eClinicalWorks, we are committed to providing evidence-based care to medically underserved populations.”

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